New Year’s, New Pressures

Here’s another great post from the lovely Liz of We Love Dates just in time for New Years! Enjoy!

It’s that time of year again, where people all over the world resolve to lose weight, make more money, or fall head over heels in love with a glass of bubbly in their hand at the stroke of midnight. If only it was that easy, right?  I am not entirely against new year’s resolutions when it comes to love, but I think it’s important to be realistic, otherwise you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment-and that’s not a good way to kick a new year off. This year, I’m kicking all the unattainable resolutions to the curb.  Instead of promising myself I’m going to squeeze back into my pre-high school jeans (yeahhh right), I’ve decided to hit the gym 5 days a week.  And when it comes to love?  Instead of crossing my fingers that this will be the year I get a sparkly ring on my left hand from my boyfriend (again, yeahhh right) I’ve pledged to be the best girlfriend I can be and to stop being such a jerk certain times a month. It’s all about controlling the things you can, and letting go of the things you can’t.  Pressure isn’t a good look on anyone. New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be huge or grandious-they can be seemingly insignificant tweaks to your day to day life…but I don’t think I need to tell you that small changes can add up to something amazing.  Too late.  I just told you, anyway. 🙂 So, take a chance.  Email that cute guy.  Smile at an attractive stranger.  Ask her out. Put a profile up on an online dating site.  Get dressed up and hit the town.   Put yourself out there.  See what happens.  Happy New Year!

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