Farewell to the Proletariat
Here we find ourselves, on the very last day of 2010.
at the beginning of the year i was joking to everyone that my year would be complete once i'd finished writing my thesis in mid-january.
but then i went and got married in december so the year has turned out to be rather fruitful. in between i spent months preparing for the wedding, working jobs in translation, getting myself in the papers and trying out new things in the kitchen. i reclaimed and renewed some old friendships and cut off a few non-reciprocal ones. i practised honesty with more people and bared my soul to those who matter.
this work-in-progress made some pretty good tread marks this year, i'd say.
together with newfound wisdom upon turning 30, i would like to set the following ideals for 2011:
1. Buy lesser but better
I must train myself to read product labels carefully when i shop. It's not a matter of how much I spend, it's what I am paying for. Let all my bags be real leather and my sweaters be 100% wool instead of acrylic blends. It's probably better that i learn to dress like a real lady as I mature into my 30s. Just because you think you'd probably die without that blouse sitting in your wardrobe doesn't mean that you should compromise by buying it in a size that's not your own. Clothes have to fit right to look right.
2. Care for your eyes, arms and legs
Eye cream for early wrinkles and eye bags. More body lotion for your legs. You moisturized your way through 2010 but you can still do so much better.
Women who exercise regularly just look better and better as the years go by. That's more than enough incentive to resume yoga and jog more frequently. And lift those dumbbells when you're watching TV!!
4. Don't Think, Just Do
Those half-baked dreams and ambitions brewing in your head? Time to put them into action. That's what exercising your potential really means.
5. Read Better, Know More
No more girlie fiction. Finish reading those academic books you bought off Amazon and devote yourself to books that matter.
6. Translate Your Thesis into English
And get it published somewhere.
7. Work Those Relationships
Stop telling yourself you need to to go OMO because he cannot be trusted/depended on. He needs to own the relationship and be responsible so learn to hand over those reins. You're married now.