new year, new me!
New Year’s is probably the most exciting time of year for me. I love new beginnings, new ideas, new resolutions, and even new magazines! I feel like I’m turning over a new leaf. This might be helped by the fact that I have a January birthday. No better time to make changes!
Some people argue that New Year’s resolutions don’t stick, that there’s really no point in making them. I say that takes the fun out of everything! What I’ve taken to doing lately, though, is to make them very concrete and very small so that I can check them off a mental list. Like, replace two junk foods with fruits or vegetables a week. You can tick that off in your mind and you can always do more. How about my past resolution to “go to church more often”? I’ve changed that to “go to one church service this week.” I can do that. I also put “blog twice a month” on my list. I do that about twice a month anyways, might as well make it official. I think if we stop beating ourselves up for not doing the big things (“lose 40 lbs.,” “save the world”) we can get a few good, small things accomplished. Nothing wrong with getting SOMETHING done, right? That’s what I call a micro-resolution!
For the big changes, I leave that to Hollywood. How about some fun for the New Year? My top favorite makeover movies of all time… add a few of your own:
1) Sabrina – whether it’s Audrey Hepburn or Julia Ormond, this is one of my favorite movies of all time, regardless of the makeover theme. Sabrina does a 180 for the man she loves and finds out that maybe he’s not the one she wants after all.
2) Working Girl – Melanie Griffith stars in this chick flick about the power of a sparkly dress and a new haircut on the likes of Harrison Ford. No complaining there!
3) Clueless – as an ode to the late Brittany Murphy, I have to include this rags to riches tale of a makeover gone awry. What’s wrong with a girl liking a skater boy anyway?
4) View from the Top – not well known, but my favorite movie of all time. Gwyneth Paltrow plays a flight attendant with dreams of leaving her small desert town and going up there… up, up and away…
5) “The Devil Wears Prada” – seriously, there is an entire scene where Anne Hathaway just changes clothes from scene to scene. How fun!
I could go on and on, but these are about my favorite.
I hope you make some small resolutions with a little meat and if the small resolutions fail, remember to relax, watch a movie and start all over tomorrow. After all, girls, “Tomorrow is another Day!”