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Friday, January 25th 2013

What The FK: Board Games

Last January, everyone I knew was obsessed with juicing—how it would detox their bodies, restart their metabolism, and make them thinner than Gwyneth in her Ben Affleck phase. (Meanwhile, I clung to my usual diet of baby carrots, hummus, and Justin's Peanut Butter Cups, which, I have to say, are the closest thing to crack I've ever tried.)

Some of my friends stuck with their Blueprint Cleanses and Organic Avenue deliveries, a few ordered Magic Bullet Blenders from infomercials so they could make juice themselves, and by February, some gave up on the liquid bliss dream, and came over to the dark side with me. (Mmm, Chocolate Almond Butter Bars!)

Now, my friends are obsessed with something new: vision boards. You tape up pictures of what you want in the coming year, focus on them one at a time, and somehow—through metaphysics, optimism, and probably, in some cases, actual crack—these things become a reality.

I've seen all kinds of things on people's vision boards, from the attainable (new yoga poses, better sleep schedules, these shoes) to the ridiculous (Ben Affleck, post-Gwyneth, for example). And I figured, "Why not make my own and see how it goes?"

But like my nail art choices and my dating life, I have to make things way too complicated. And I'm like, "Well, what if what I want changes halfway through the year? What if I start out wanting to be one kind of girl, and I end up realizing another path is better?" And so, of course, I made three vision boards instead of one, and based them all on pop culture heroines. Yep.


Last January, everyone I knew was obsessed with juicing—how it would detox their bodies, restart their metabolism, and make them thinner than Gwyneth in her Ben Affleck phase. (Meanwhile, I clung to my usual diet of baby carrots, hummus, and Justin's Peanut Butter Cups, which, I have to say, are the closest thing to crack I've ever tried.)

Some of my friends stuck with their Blueprint Cleanses and Organic Avenue deliveries, a few ordered Magic Bullet Blenders from infomercials so they could make juice themselves, and by February, some gave up on the liquid bliss dream, and came over to the dark side with me. (Mmm, Chocolate Almond Butter Bars!)

Now, my friends are obsessed with something new: vision boards. You tape up pictures of what you want in the coming year, focus on them one at a time, and somehow—through metaphysics, optimism, and probably, in some cases, actual crack—these things become a reality.

I've seen all kinds of things on people's vision boards, from the attainable (new yoga poses, better sleep schedules, these shoes) to the ridiculous (Ben Affleck, post-Gwyneth, for example). And I figured, "Why not make my own and see how it goes?"

But like my nail art choices and my dating life, I have to make things way too complicated. And I'm like, "Well, what if what I want changes halfway through the year? What if I start out wanting to be one kind of girl, and I end up realizing another path is better?" And so, of course, I made three vision boards instead of one, and based them all on pop culture heroines. Yep.

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