A New Year

It’s around 6:30 PM EST on New Year’s Eve, and I have been in my pajamas all day.

As some of us already know, 2017 was a bit of a shit show; not much we can do about it. Some years are good, some are bad, and others just pass us by.

One thing that people like to kick off the new year with is a New Year’s Resolution. Like a lot of these people, I stay strong for about a week, before giving up and going back to my regular routine. To the people out there that are strong enough to go to the gym every morning and do something new everyday, I applaude you. To those who say they did that stuff, I understand you. 

For 2018, I’m going to try again, but it’s going to be more of a challenge. This year, I decided that I’m going to become more girly. My boyfriend recently pointed out to me that I have too much makeup (I have close to 300 bottles of nail polish and I rarely paint my nails). From a drawer full of foundations and primers, to a vanity covered in eye shadow palettes, eyeliner, and countless tubes of mascara, I think it’s about time I start doing my makeup… well, learn how to do it, and then do it every single day. I will also, be learning how to do my hair. I’m 22 years old and my mom still curls my hair for me; I can’t figure out curling irons for the life of me.

Moving on to my closet, it’s also full of things I don’t usually use: dresses, skirts, shoes, and a bunch of purses. So after doing my hair and makeup, I will get dressed to the nines to sit at my desk and do school work.

Why am I doing this? I’m one of those people who needs change, and my life needs a routine, so why not spend 5 hours in the morning transforming myself?

oh god

That lovely lady right there is me. I am sporting an orange Billabong long-sleeved shirt. My hair is done in the “I ran a brush through it yesterday and I don’t know how to make it look good” style. No makeup, no nail polish…

I definitely have my work cut out for me

Also, because school, work, and now this project won’t be enough to fill my days, I will also be exercising, drinking more water, and getting the right amount of sleep…

Here’s to 2018!