I can’t believe that it’s already 2016. As cliche and embarrassing as it is, I feel like I’ve always been one of those “new year, new me” kind of girls– always trying to improve myself and leave behind who I was in hopes of becoming someone better. After being offered so many incredible opportunities these past few months, I’ve come to realize that whatever I’ve been doing is working well for me and I don’t think changing who I am would lead to any sort of drastic improvement. But, old habits die hard and I’ve come up with a few small changes I will hopefully make this year.
That face you make when you realize it’s 2016 in a couple hours and realize you should probably figure out if you have any New Year’s resolutions.
- Refuse to settle for anything average- Above all, this phrase applies to my work ethic. I’m so beyond lucky to have the chance to intern at two of my dream companies this year, and there’s no way I’m going to give them anything less than perfection. Come May, I refuse to let you find me working at a company I hate and kicking myself for not trying harder to find job that I love.
- Get back into boxing and/or yoga- Okay okay, before you judge me for this one, my motivations aren’t weight loss, but rather stress management. Working in the fashion media industry, especially at the highest level, is hands down the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. Luckyily for me, when I get stressed, I get sick. So because of this, I’m getting my ass in gear and taking myself down to the nearest kickboxing studio and taking out my frustrations stemming from missing Gucci shoes and other fashion closet nightmares on a punching bag, rather than my health.
- Read at least one book each month- If there’s one thing that I need to change about myself, it’s definitely how much Netflix that I watch. Once I realized that I had seen every episode Criminal Minds at least four times, I decided it was time to make a change. So, this year I’m turning to books instead of television. That being said, please feel free to send me any book suggestions to help get me started on this resolution.
Enjoying as much free champagne as possible before I start my year of poverty as an unpaid intern and recent graduate with a BA.
That’s all I’ve got for now, so thanks, 2015, for one incredible year! And thank you, Marie Claire, for the romper that I was lucky enough to snag off the free table. Also thank you to whoever gave me mono a few months back, because thanks to you I was bedridden and starving for a week, and therefore tiny enough to fit into a size kid’s XL 😉