Happy New Year everyone!
One year ago, I shared with you my resolutions for 2014, and reading it one year later made me laugh a lot.
One must say that, in one year, I moved, pregnant, from Los Angeles to Biarritz (France), to have my baby surrounded by my family ; then from Biarritz to Paris, and right now I am packing to move back to California!
So of course I did not have time to think about my resolutions; I had completely forgotten about them!
One year later, let’s take stock of the situation.
1. TRY TO BE A LITTLE MORE CALIFORNIAN
Since I moved here last June, I did nothing but talk about France, Paris, how amazing are our foie gras, our baguette, (I am sorry but how dare Whole Foods call that crappy bread “French Baguette”!). I kept saying how beautiful and interesting was Paris compared to Los Angeles, where everything is new and charmless. Conclusion: my lover almost put me on a plane back to Paris. Oops.
So let’s try the gluten free stuff (I am gonna pretend that I am “allergic” to gluten like 90% of the local population), forget delicatessen and cheese, I will be an organic quinoa and kale girl. I will be happy to go to Venice Beach as the main entertainment during the week-end, because I already went to see the 3 permanent exhibitions hosted by 3 museums in the city. And I will leave my oversize jackets and flat boots for something more slutty, to look more local.
Result in 2015: challenge lost! But I am sure that moving back to France did not help: I spent my whole pregnancy eating bread, cheese and ham.
And concerning the sexy look…I guess you don’t change a Parisian girl, casual-chic forever!
2. NEVER ADOPT ALL-OCCASIONS LEGGING LOOK, very popular in LA.
In LA, you wear legging as pyjamas, for the work out, for the afternoon with a long tee-shirt and at night with sparkling heels.
Result in 2015: achieved! The only legging which touched my legs in 2014 was my super hot sexy contention leggings, which I was forced to wear, being 7 months pregnant, in the plane from LA to Paris.
3. DO YOGA
In this integration purpose, I should probably start to use my yoga carpet, which I bought 2 months ago and is still hiding behind my fridge… Being in LA and not doing yoga is like living and Paris and not drinking red wine with cheese and ham: unbelievable. Plus this year is going to be full of tremendous changes, (I will share this with you very soon…), and I need to be Zen.
Result in 2015: half achieved!
While I was in LA, I went to yoga classes in Runyon Canyon, and I even did prenatal yoga classes in Biarritz!
But I lost my zen attitude since my boy was born, and spend my free time napping instead of meditating. Although it as almost the same, isn’t it?
4. WEAR MY STUART WEITZMAN OVER THE KNEE BOOTS.
I had to beg my husband for, telling him that the $800 was a real investment, arguing that I would wear it during 30 years, and that if he divided the price by those years it was only $26,6 a year…such a bargain at the end!
Result in 2015: doesn’t count, I was preggo, and even my toes did not fit in it! But to prove that I am not a cheater, I reiterate this challenge for 2015!
5. STOP POUNTING IN PHOTOS.
I swear I am a cool and funny girl, I don’t always look like I am carrying all the misery of the world on my shoulders! But I must confess…I hate my teeth.
Result in 2015 : totally lost this one…besides it’s funny to see the pictures of me, totally pregnant, with my mean face..but hey, I REALLY don’t like my teeth!
6. GET OFF MY SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION.
Stop looking at my Instagram to the risk of having a car accident (like for this photo), not being angry at my man because he deleted his Facebook account and now I feel like I have no more love relationship to the world’s eyes.
Result in 2015; I did not stop, but I monetized this addiction, being now a Social Media Manager for other brands!
7. CURE MY NETFLIX ADDICTION.
I spent more time during the Christmas Holidays on Netfliw than with my family who came specially from France to visit me.
Result in 2015: hmmm…if I replaced Netflix by the 10 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy and Lost, but which I downloaded, does it count?
8. MOVE BACK TO PARIS.
Which means to convince my husband to trade our cosy apartment in LA with balcony, view, swimming-pool, jacuzzi gym and rooftop for a studio under the roof without elevator in Paris, which will maybe cost the double. A resolution which hides a bigger and praiseworthy one if you think about it: taking bug challenges!
Result in 2015: I won, but for a very short time, considering that I am right now packing to move back to California!
But, Paris, even if you are in my heart forever, I gotta ask you this; why do you hate children so bad? Why don’t you make nice elevators in the metro, or at least escalators? Why are your restaurants so tiny that everybody hates me when I arrive with my stroller? And why do you want to make me live in a studio with my family, for the same rent of a nice 3 bedrooms in So-Cal?
9. POST THE PICTURES OF MY WEDDING AND TELL YOU MY CRAZY LOVE STORY ABOUT HOW I MET MY HUSBAND IN A PLANE TEN MONTHS AGO
Result in 2015: I did not do it, but, for my defence, I posted the pictures of our “fake” wedding in November!
10. IN CASE I FAIL MY RESOLUTION N°8, GIVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO LA.
Learn how to love its always empty streets, its traffic, the fact that I must drive for everything and nothing, people that loooooooooove you when you meet them but that you will never see again, the terrible general fashion, the duck voice of girls making duck faces on pictures, the general hypocrisy which, at the end of the day, put everyone in a good mood, much better than in Paris. Do something that as a French girl I am not used to do: be positive and enjoy what I have, which is pretty cool.
Result in 2015: I gotta confess, I missed LA a lot this year, and I am super happy to go back…the rest is to be written in the following months!
And you, what are your resolution?