Saturday, May 4, 2013

How You Know You've Really Backed Yourself Into a Corner

I'm not a huge fan of New Year's Resolutions in general. I just sort of make resolutions whenever and for whatever length of time I please (such a rebel). But this year, I did make one New Year's resolution - not to buy a single stitch of clothing for myself for the entire year. Some of you may not realize what a big deal this is, but trust me, it's HUGE!

So far, I've been successful, and it's been a lot easier than I thought it would be. Hooray for that!

However, I've recently made another resolution which is equally important to me. This summer, I've decided to hold myself to a stricter standard of modesty even than the one to which we hold the girls on summer staff here at camp.

I've decided to enforce the fingertip rule on myself. Dun dun dun.

The reason this is such a big deal is that I have "monkey arms" for lack of a better descriptor. My fingertips are almost at my knees when I relax my shoulders and hang my arms by my sides.

I am not in the habit of wearing shorts that reach my knees.

In going through my wardrobe, I've found exactly 5 pairs of shorts that comply with my new rule, plus 4 more pairs that do, but are a little small.

Guys, I cannot survive the summer with only 5 pair of shorts!

Neither do I want to overturn my original resolution.

I guess the solution is to lose a little weight?

I had no idea this resolution thing would suddenly get really hard.


  1. Aaaaahahahaha!!! Only FIVE pairs of shorts?!? Seriously? What WILL you do? ;-)
    But seriously... I did the no buying clothes for a year too. It was rough but I was also a little humbled by what I think "rough" is! Good for you for having two such GOOD resolutions! Both of them are great! :-)

  2. I've never noticed your "monkey arms" I guess it's true that love is blind.

  3. I think I'm only bringing four pairs of shorts to wear on a regular basis....I guess that's a problem! Haha ;)


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