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My resolutions always seem to find themselves gone by March. How does this happen? Let’s take a look…
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You can be raised by very nice people — even very nice, very responsible people — and still be raised with totally self-defeating values about money, work, education, navigating institutions, and planning your life. More
“I’m not different. I want what everyone wants. I want what they all want. I want all the things.” More
Somehow I remain pessimistic about my own dreams. But then again, I’m not 16-years-old and winning gold medals, god dammit. More
Jennifer Dziura writes life coaching advice every Tuesday here on TheGloss, and career coaching advice Fridays on TheGrindstone. Today on Facebook, someone I went to middle school with posted a photo of her own daughter — on the first day … More
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Welcome to a new column, Chasing Thirty by Andrea Dunlop. Throughout she’ll share her attempts to check off the items in her pre-30 bucket list in this, her 29th year. More
Oh, you’re going to sign up for a gym membership? That’s awesome. Wow, you’re giving up dairy and wheat so you can lose 20 pounds by Thursday? Congratulations. I’m sure there’s some kind of award for tha-oh, my resolution? Um, I’m going to be healthier or whatever. Yeah. That sounds good. No, I’d totally love to go to your core-energizing marathon Bikram Pilates class with you tonight, but, um, I just agreed to this volunteer thing. More
It never fails: you make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions to do everything from learn Mandarin to lose 30 pounds to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and then by January 30 you’re tired, fed up, and have lost faith in humanity. But what if you actually did all the shit you said you’d do? More
The concept of making New Year’s resolutions goes as far as 153 BC with the mythical king of Rome, Janus. Janus, having two faces (not unlike most people I know), was able to reflect on the past year as well as foresee the upcoming future, and in doing so became the symbol of resolutions. It was the beginning of the New Year that Romans sought forgiveness from their enemies, exchanged gifts and also perceived the New Year as a fresh start and a clean slate of sorts. I, however, have never bought into the whole New Year’s resolution thing… as of January 1st you just get a free “do-over?” Sounds like something invented by Weight Watchers and not the Romans, if you ask me. So here’s an idea: fuck the New Year’s resolutions, you know you’re not going to stick to it anyway. Instead, use these five reasons as your excuses as to why you’re not doing that whole resolution thing… your friends will marvel at your wisdom. More