What's Your New Year's Resolution?
Happy New Year! We have a resolution for you -- read more! Need some suggestions? No need to ask twice. We're highlighting new releases by some fantastic women authors. Bonus? We asked them to share their New Year's resolutions. See who has lofty goals for 2012, and who's keeping it cool.
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My New Year's resolution is to not beat myself up anymore. I turned 30 this year, and I still find myself feeling insecure about whether or not I'm a good writer, mother and wife. I worry how my husband could still possibly find me attractive with spider veins and stretch marks (from two pregnancies in two years). And even though I worked for three years to write 150 Pounds, sometimes setting my alarm for 5 a.m., and it's the best thing I've ever written, a small voice inside of me fears readers will say, "Who the hell is she to publish a book?" I think it's okay to improve one's self without letting insecurities run your life. Even though I wrote a book about the ways women are made to feel about their bodies, I still strive to love my curvy belly. I still wish I didn't have to wear glasses, even though my husband loves them. It's funny: When I look at pictures of myself from my twenties, I weighed 130 pounds and look skinny as a whip. But at the time, I always thought I was chubby. Now, I would kill for that body back. I think the lesson here is to love one's self at any weight, at any stage of life. That's my New Year's resolution.