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Quick - a show of hands from those who have set unrealistic resolutions only to abandon them a week later. We've been there. Instead of feeling joyful and empowered by the fresh start of a new year, we're left feeling guilty and defeated. Why not join us in making 2014 the year of the anti-resolution? Don't get us wrong, we're big fans of healthy, supportive changes. But in the spirit of grace, we've challenged the editors of Clementine Daily to take a quality they may have wanted to change in the past and instead try to embrace it this year. Easier said than done, but with a little practice we think it's a tradition we can all get behind for years to come...
Beauty Editor Elizabeth Dehn
I'm learning not to take life (or myself!) so seriously. I'm going to giggle more and fret less and strive for everyday joy instead of unattainable perfection.
Style Editor Stephanie Duncan
I hate to admit it, but I am a real worrier. I worry about everything, all the time. I have put my worrying at the top of my list for many years now as something I plan to address and work hard to eliminate. Instead of beating myself up over it any longer, I will leave it off my list this year and instead try to embrace it. I worry out of love and concern (sometimes my obsessive over thinking can lead to real ‘ah-ha’ moments, so it can also be a strength). My worrying makes me the concerned and supportive person that I am in my relationships; I am learning to count that as a benefit not a burden!
Executive Editor Erin Loechner
I'm a lazy(ish) girl through and through, so I'm an expert at keeping expectations low and embracing imperfection in my personal life. On any given day, my socks are mismatched, I'm late for a conference call and we've run out of milk (again). Here's to welcoming many more messy moments in 2014!
Trends Editor Joanna Hawley
This year I resolve to let go of being the perfect hostess and simply be in the moment. All too often, I try to be the perfect hostess which means making things WAY too formal and not enjoying the party. When all the guests have left, it just feels... exhausting. This year, I want to participate in the party and actually enjoy the cheese plate I painstakingly put together!
Food Editor Julia Gartland
I have a black-and-white nature leading me to have a very intense personality. I am always trying to find the happy medium; this year I will try to appreciate the extremes while learning to hover over the middle ground.
Home Editor Anne Sage
Ever since I was a kid, I've felt torn between a boundless range of interests and a sense that I should pick just one useful pursuit and stick with it. This year I'm going to toss my inhibitions out the window and try whatever strikes my fancy. Calligraphy? Origami? Burlesque dance? Bring 'em on. Here's to a year of learning for its own sake!