I am anti-New Year’s resolutions. Actually, I’m anti-resolutions in general because perfection doesn’t seek resolve; it seeks to be embraced and put on a high pedestal for all the world to admire! I do not need to work on myself; I only need to accept what is great and exemplify it.
While most sites out there will inundate you with ideas of what resolutions you should be making for yourself – the ever-so popular “lose weight” one high in the ranks – here, at TheGloss, we don’t think that’s necessary. Why? Because we love you just as you are. (Somebody watched Bridget Jones’s Diary last night.)
Instead of going over all the things about ourselves we’d like to change or make better, why not focus on what we learned from 2012? You must have learned at least a thing or two. It was a dramatic year for most, even if you remove the election and tragedies from it, it seemed to be a year of more misses than hits. Of course, it’s the misses that teach us something about ourselves and the people around us, so why the hell would we really want it any other way? And with every lesson there’s a revelation and revelations make us better, more in-tune and ultimately a finer human being. You don’t need a resolution for that; you’re already packing a past of goodies as it is.
So this is the plan: we want YOUR revelations from 2012. What did you see or hear or do that changed you, defined you, or forced you to self-reflect? What moments from the past year – either personal or something you witnessed in someone else – affected you in such a way that you evolved as a person and might even be forever changed?
Here, I’ll start:
In 2012, I learned I can live a life without Swede, I can walk in 4-inch heels, without my friends to keep me in place, I’m nothing, I only like ham in a proper croque monsieur and I actually believe in love.
Ugh. That was painful, but it’s true.
We’re going to take all these revelations from you, our beloved readers, put them in a gallery, and share them on Monday, December 31st. This means that if you want to play, you better get your revelations to me by Sunday, December 30th. If you have a photo to go with your revelation, for example one of you deep in thought, then even better! Send that along, or I’ll be forced to choose one for you.
Every revelation we receive is going up, so get ready to bear your soul and maybe someone can learn a thing or two from you. Again, you only have until January 2nd to get these to me. So if you don’t have it memorized by now, here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: We made the dates sooner, because we knew you couldn’t wait!