Open Thread: Resolutions

New year! New you! OMG! Staaaaahp.
Publish date:
January 2, 2015
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I can count on my hand the number of New Year's resolutions I've kept. I mean, I've made a ton of them over the years, but only a few have stuck. To wit:

  • Make the bed every morning
  • Pay off my credit card in full every month
  • Put the maximum allowable amount into my 401k
  • Refinance my student loans
  • * Stop buying stripe-y shirts

Scintillating, right?

But I just can't get all worked up or stressed out about the ridiculous amount of pressure that comes down on us at the beginning of a new year, urging us to be better, or different, or happier, or whatever-er. From where I sit, anytime of the year is a good time to make a positive change.

Speaking of positive changes: Join me in saying a major congrats to Sable, who starts a full-time gig over at Beauty High next week. I am sad to see her (and her ever-changing hair color, as well as stories like this one) go, but the freelance grind can be, well, a grind. And benefits are sexy. Sable, take it:

A farewell note from me: It's been one of the funnest years for me, writing for xoVain--and as a first foray into beauty writing, it's probably the best entry a weirdo like me could hope for. It's been a pleasure discussing everything from chemical hair disasters (always at the forefront of my mind), weird exes, lipstick drama, and glitter casualties with the xoCommunity. Thanks for being a beauteous and kind group of hilarious babes and smart cookies!

So if you're looking for a steady freelance beauty-writing gig, we now have a spot to fill. Get at me!

  • What resolutions have you kept?
  • What resolutions are you making this year?
  • Any of them have to do with beauty?

Talk about whatever's on your mind in this, your first Open Thread of 2015.

* I broke that one recently--I can't help myself when it comes to stripe-y shirts. It's a problem.

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