Monday, 31 December 2012

Be Like That

So it’s New Years.

A time to begin making well meaning promises of being nicer, eating healthier and finally quitting smoking.

Well meaning…and mostly empty promises.

In my experience at least, I start off well. I go to the gym. I eat salads. I don’t scream at people who walk at a snail’s pace in front of me.

Then it reaches about the 9th January and those cheeseburgers and brownies start to look awful tasty. It’s raining and I don’t want to walk to the gym. And I can’t contain my inner rage at people who find it acceptable to just stop walking in the middle of the pavement for no known reason; forcing me to passive aggressively stalk and stomp past them like a 5 year old.

This year I’m going for a promise that I’m much more likely to keep. Something that hopefully I’ll enjoy.

This year I’m going to be more gay.

I don’t mean that I’m throwing out my skirts and makeup and lopping off all my hair (though the last of that list is true).

It’s more to with that I just seem to coast along in my gayness. I go to my Uni’s LGBT society….aaaaand that’s about it. But there are so many other things I can get involved in. My Uni has an LGBT Liberation Campaign society. There are gay book groups floating about in neighbouring towns. There are volunteering programs I could get involved in like GLAAD and Stonewall.

So I’m going to be more gay.

I hope I'm this awesome when I'm older
R is already pretty up on her gayness. But she’s been out for 8 years now and was able to indulge in things like gay youth groups and gay clubbing etc.

I on the other hand didn’t come out til Uni. Not that there was a gay youth group in my incredibly Catholic home town. But now I live where there are no gay bars, and only one gay night out a month.


But my sadly gay-less youth is no excuse for now. This coming New Year, I’m going to set aside time for more gay-orientated activities (that sounds dirtier than it will be).

Even little things like actually going to the sole gay night out in town. Though really, what’s more lesbian than passing over a night out clubbing for the couch, a movie and a glass of wine with my lady?

So my New Year's Resolution is to immerse myself in the gay community.

But first I’m going to celebrate New Year’s Eve in typical lesbian fashion by staying in, drinking copious amounts of wine and planning to buy a cat with R.

Happy New Year everyone!


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