2. Join a group. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Create it yourself! Between initiative and the internet it’s nigh on impossible not to find people with similar interests in your area. 2011 is the year Squeamish Bikini took part in forming a small feminist group. Of course the feminist group we’re now a part of is still in the birthing process, but it’s exciting to be at the very beginning of something BIG! Or small.
3. Everyone always resolves to do more exercise, joins a gym, and then stop going after 2 weeks (yes, EVERYONE, I don’t care if you’ve been running regularly for 10 years). So instead of vowing to get more active, why not pledge to get more involved in political activism? As the economy crumbles and the government cuts ever deeper it’s easy to feel powerless. So make this the year you stop tweeting about developments from your sofa, and go out, meet like-minded people and organise. Bonus? Protesting is good for you – so you won’t need that gym membership after all
4. The above are all great ways to harness any of your talents you feel have been left by the wayside. Improving your language, writing, baking or art skills can all be hugely beneficial to any of the above; even bossiness is a talent when it comes to activism! So don’t hide your talents, make it your resolution to use them for GOOD. Like a Jedi.
5. Of course the healthiest thing might be to refuse to partake in any New Year’s resolution hijinks and continue being your usual charitable, lovely and talented selves, improving as time goes on, like a fine wine. Just keep reading SqueamishBikini.com.
Squeamish Louise & Squeamish Kate