Thursday, March 6, 2014

Never Gonna Give You Up

With people giving up things for Lent, making March goals and preparing for the change of the seasons, I felt like I needed to join in.

I've always tried to participate in Lent in one way or another. It's been years on years since I stepped foot into a church for anything other than a wedding or a funeral, but I still like to pretend participate. I'd like to think that I can give a few things up for 40 days until that easter bunny hops his way by my house and leaves me some plastic eggs with quarters and jelly beans inside, can't I?

As I sat down and started to brainstorm meaningful things I could give up, the ideas just kept coming. With each and every one I wrote out I'd find myself laughing - thinking how ridiculous I was to think it would be a small miracle to even give these things up for a week. I know you're just dying to see what I can't live without!

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+ Gum. 

I'm an addict. I stress chew gum and *try* to limit myself to fifteen sticks per day. I'm thankful that Costco sells 14 packs for under $9. I know this isn't good for me and I'm trying, k?

+ Alcohol on weeknights. 

This would have normally been a breeze, but seeing that I'm single and dating* I choose to go out on weeknights so that I can at least have work as my reason to not stay out all night. Seems like less trouble right? 

*yes I know Friday I said dude detox, what I really meant was emotional connection detox...dating is perfectly fine.

+ The Snooze Button.

Until I get a normal sleep schedule back, I'm going to hit that snooze at least 10x (on 3 total devices) each morning. Sorry AsapSCIENCE

+ Selfies.

So I read yesterday that a selfie a week is about the limit a lady should take of herself. There's no shame in my game according to my instagram feed the last few weeks! (Plus snapchat, duh).


+ Outfit Repeats.

This is one I really want to try to do, especially since I just cleaned out my closet this past weekend. I'm going to actively try it but I can't commit to anything just yet. Stay tuned!

+ Cheese.

You dirty, dirty cheese. I can't quit you. Paleo 90% to allow for 10% cheese/alcohol blend. Judge if you must, I've tried and I had a struggle of a time saying no to the stuff in my mouth (twss). 

+ Not use iPhone photos in blog posts.

Guys I have a DSLR but I can't even find the last post I used a non iPhone, non-insta photo. I'd love to give this a try but oops, I already failed twice in this post alone!

Yep, never gonna give those up! What can't you quit?

Play me out, Rick! 

24 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

haha i saw this in another post. i could never give up technology. ever. i would shrivel up and die if i had to!

-kathy | Vodka and Soda

BLovedBoston said...

#1 love the song choice!! Totally agree that I could not give up using the iPhone for photos and cheese - I mean giving up cheese is just plain wrong!!

Tracey said...

I could never give up CHEESE!!! I just love it so much and it's so good on everything.

Alex[andra] said...

I definitely wouldn't be able to give up gum! I chew gum everyday. I just have to!

I don't have a fancy camera, so it's Anroid photos in my blog posts forevverr.

Selfies rule.

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

I only use iphone photos in blog posts soooo

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

That is a lot of gum......... oh dear. I like the outfit idea for sure!!

Jordan said...

Did we just get rick rolled?! I'd never give up cheese, beer, pasta, carbs in general I guess, my iPhone, SELFIES (one a week? what?), or music. I don't know what I'd do if I went deaf.

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Lauren said...

So glad I'm not the only gum chewer over the age of 18! I only chew one a day - dannnnng girl! But it makes your Costco runs make more sense!

I know soda is evil and of the devil and I really only have like three a week but I don't know that I could quit it completely. Or coffee. Sweet, sweet coffee. I think I could give up booze more easily!

(Oops that last comment was me on my husband's food blog that I edit... forgot to sign back in as me!)

Whitney Alison said...

Your selfies are cool though! Not the stereotypical duck lip 'look how cute I am' ones. Also...snooze. I only hit it twice today! Felt VERY accomplished.

brooke lyn said...

you just got rick rollllled. ...never gonna give you up!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I could NEVER give up cheese. Never ever ever. I wouldn't want to live in a world without cheese.

Meredith said...

You Rick-Rolled us! Sneaky girl...

Melissa Suggitt said...

since you clearly don't use it can I just have your DSLR :)

but also, cheese is the hardest thing in the world for me to give up. whompppp(ing willow)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

yes to every single one of these...I have a DSLR but Iphone pics are just so much more convenient right?

MacKensie said...

I wish I knew how to quit you!

Kasey Lynne said...

I agree with this list completely, especially seflies. I justify it as there are more selfies on my phone that never get posted haha

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Agree with all of these. Most of my outfits are repeats. I don't have the budget not to!

Katie Elizabeth said...

15 sticks in one DAY?! That is craze!! Gum just makes me hungry so I stay away from it haha

Susannah said...

Haha. It's good to know what we can't live without, isn't it. ;-)

Shane Prather said...

SO jealous you have a DSLR I need!

his little lady said...

Selfies and cheese. Just some of my weaknesses ;)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Kim Wanders said...

omg the gum!! but it makes sense b/c it loses its flavor so fast. when i am stressed i chomp my teeth when I'm sleeping so this actually makes a lot of sense!!

and on the selfie front - does that mean we can only POST one selfie a week, or take one? i've been trying to limit myself as well .. i just send them all to my bf !

Kayla Moothart said...

I totally don't think that snap chat counts for selfies.