You are it.

Dear 2012,


I ring you in with very little fanfare. I ring you in with pimples and 15 extra pounds or so. I ring you in pale-faced and out of shape; tired and a little stressed. Squishy. With bushy eyebrows, again. As usual. I ring you in spent.

But I ring you in with very high hopes.

This is it. You are it, 2012. You are the year I make it happen. You are the year I write my book. The year I grow up. The year I do the things I used to think I’d do when I was grown up but haven’t done at all…yet. Things like wake up and jump out of bed. Things like plant a garden and weed it and make a salad with its bounty. Things like get in the car and drive just to see what I can see. The year I finally finish decorating my house. The year I buy an office chair (a white one). The year I rip out the awful bushes in the front yard and replace them with window flower boxes. Once and for all. The year Poor Kyle gets his teeth.

I’m getting off the pot and getting serious about my life.



About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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5 Responses to You are it.

  1. chelsie says:

    I feel the same way! I only wish I had a house to pull the bushes out of… but I have neighbor children that I can yell at!

  2. Alaina says:

    You go, girl! I have faith in you!

  3. James says:

    I have bloody spots too for some reason. Its grossly unfair, you’d think after 26 years my skin would have figured out how to be skin without needing to suppurate and fester. I have punished it with some nice peroxide gel I got from the pharmacy.

    I’m going sailing tomorrow though so the fresh sea air might sort it out.

    Back to work on Tuesday though after the relaxation of what’s basically been a long national holiday since the 23rd. It’ll be hard to adjust!

  4. Chloe says:

    Love that last picture! LOL
    can’t wait to read more about your adventures! :)

  5. irene says:

    it better be the best year yet for you and for me too :) happy new year!!

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