January 3rd, 2010
Do you do this too? Assemble a mental list of things you absolutely need to have in order to be 1) More interesting 2) Less zitty 3) Younger 4) Hipper 5) More enlightened 6) Skinnier; and last and sometimes least 7) Healthier?
I’d say the my personal list compiles at the rate of one thing a week. Then, before you know it, I’ve got a whole bevy of things I must have immediately or I will become a boring, pepperoni-faced, haggy, Dockers-wearing, close-minded, enormous vessel of free radicals. Really, if I don’t get at least some of the items I’ve convinced myself I now need, I obsess until I attain one or two.
Now that the New Year is upon us, my list upped the ante, because obviously, this is my year of transformation and dewy skin. And frozen wrinkles and more antioxidants and lusher hair.
Only three days in, and my list in suddenly HUGE. In addition, it consists of things completely out of my league, like these boots that could possibly change my life, and daily private Pilates lessons. On the more attainable side, are several silver bangles and stackable rings. On the less vain end of the curve, are Vitamin D3 capsules and broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Pretty consumerist, aren’t I? It’s gross actually. Somewhere along the way, I decided that I needed “things” to make me whole. AND, the next “thing” will make me feel better, or prettier, or, or, or…
It goes way back. It put me in debt for awhile even. Until The Rock, that is. He has none of it.
SO, perhaps I’m learning.
(But Good Lordy Lordy, those boots.)