What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
(Author: Sam Davidson)
- Reality Television Marathons – Marathons are my kryptonite. I hate remembering when a show airs on a weekly basis. When I get a chance to watch all of the Jersey Shore episodes in one sitting you better know that I’m down. This needs to stop.
- Jersey Shore – Surely Congress can come to a bipartisan agreement on this subject.
- Grandma Sweaters – I love grandmothers, but I’m 27. I probably shouldn’t dress like one. Also, Mark’s jokes about Betty White envying my sweater collection are getting old.
- Being Passive – Silently hoping that Life will ask you to get up on the dance floor is no way to live. I’m naming and claiming it this year.
- Baby Wipe Warmers – This is the consensus when it comes to baby items: Wipe Warmers are a waste. Mark and I already have enough crap we don’t need. I’m committing to keeping it to the bare essentials with Marshmallow.
- Guilt – Speaking of Marshmallow, I’m prone to guilt trips especially when it comes to things I deem as “big deals”. Raising a Marshmallow is a big deal. I’m going to rebuke the guilt trip next year.
- McDonald’s – I probably make this promise every year. Or month. Or day. I’m not so big on McDonald’s since being pregnant, but french fries in general? Oh my goodness.
- Job Security – 9 to 5 has made sense in the past. I don’t think it makes sense in 2011.
- Self help books – I love reading about how to get motivated or become successful or whatever. It’s just well hidden procrastination.
- Immediate gratification – I like things that require no waiting. Microwaves. Drive thru. Googling the end of a movie. Cultivating a spirit of waiting. I need to do that.
- Caramel Macchiatos – These things are so good. But I don’t need them. I obviously haven’t started my campaign against the post-Marshmallow fat, but when I do Caramel Macchiatos are not invited.