As a kid I would be so proud of myself, cutting out candy or pop. Lent was a time for deciding which of my addictions I had some semblance of control over and feeling closer to God by eating less M&M's for 40 days. This year, I've decided I'm giving up my New Years Resolutions for Lent. They were going so well too.1. Red Wine
You really don't want any part of me in the morning until I've had my Starbucks. It's preparing me for adulthood. I've been drinking coffee since I was 12. Go black, or go home.
3. Shameless selfies
Thank the god-ness my girl Ellen made this socially acceptable. But let's stick to the one insta-selfie per week rule ladies.
I have 35 different shades, all barely used, and I have blogging to thank for this. Any time a new spring/winter/monochrome/gothic line comes out it must be on my fingys.
5. Buzzfeed quizzes & lists
They’re ridiculous with probably slim to nil logic behind them, yet like crack. I recently made the poor life decision of developing the app. Waving goodbye productivity. People who post their results on facebook are the worst kind of people. I am one of those people. #noshame.
A couple of my faves for your viewing pleasure (sorry in advance): Struggles of an insta-addict, signs you're an awkward individual, sh*t college kids say, food facts that will make you question everything, perfect places for a tattoo.
If we're twitter pals, you know all about this addiction. Once you win, it's hard to stop. It's like free gambling. Plus I've found so many new blogs I never would have otherwise stumbled across. #winwin
Like was it really necessary to Facebook add to this temptation? Hashtags were originally created for marketing, categorizing, and searching capabilites. Of course, us silly humans royally ruined that one.
Live tweeting events that no one else on your feed give 2 sh*ts about
Hey, at least I don't say hashtag in real life yet #riseabove
8. Social media in all other forms.
The need for social validation, be it in the form of likes, retweets, or double taps on my hearts. It's like dry swallowing invisible, self-prescribed pills every morning. You're on free, virtual drugs! Always just. one. more. scroll.
It's expanded beyond the in-store experience. I'm addicted to the online clearance section. SO much GOODNESS in clothes, shoes, accessories. For dirt cheap. You have to sift through a bit but can find some pretty sweet stuff.
11. Daily deals sites
Brickyard Buffalo, Jane, Pick Your Plum, Groopdealz, Ace & Ivy, Adorn It's no wonder I receive a new package every other day.12. Emojis
As a loyal droid user, I never had emojis at my exposure until a few months back. I would get those obnoxious squares and proceed to sit their for hours trying to decipher if I was just sent a flirty or horrified face. Finally I discovered HandCent, a must have app for any droid-head. Insert my emoji addiction.
Kind of irked a few emojis don't yet exist: BACON, flipping the bird, black person (they have virtually every other ethnicity represented, vomiting/hungover smiley, a turkey & pumpkin pie for T-giving, fingers crossed, side-eye Chloe, ninja, CHEESE, Ryan Gosling.
14. The Bachelor
My guilty pleasure since the ripe old age of 11. JP's a bit of a misogynistic pig, but I honestly think he's oblivious that what he's doing is unacceptable in our country. So eees okay.
I'm too cheap for cable so what else would I do with my life? The stages of a Netflix addiction. I mean there are important life lessons to be learned here.
Things I will gladly drop in the spirit of Lent...
1. Exercise + my diet
Oh wait, those aren't terms I'm familiar with. I better get over that one, I start rock climbing next week which will require me to be in tip-top shape. Clearly getting my beach bod ready for spring break. Signs dieting just isn't for me.
2. The Polar Vortex
Yeah this cold can go ahead and GTFO. GET ME TO NICARAGUA STAT. T-minus 2.5 weeks!
Except J. Law, we can keep her.
Me, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning (afternoon).
No pants, no problems #lifemotto
Just kidding, I needed to make it a round 10 because odd numbers scare me.
Buzzfeed told me I should give up nothing for Lent. Bottom line here...
Now tell me, what are you giving up for Lent? Do you possess more willpower than I? #sinful