New Year. New you? I can’t count how many versions of “new” I read and hear at the first of every year. I support shedding the negative and making life improvements, but change doesn’t make one new. It makes one changed. You know the saying, “Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” I look at the beginning of a new year as a building block rather than as a clean slate. I don’t want to start over; I want to build upon my past. Sure, some blocks might have to be thrown out; the foundation might need extra reinforcement; and the exterior a new coat of paint. But, there’s no time like the present to spruce up your life.
As you begin honoring your resolution to get fit, read Andrea Mickelson’s feature on NBC “The Biggest Loser” contestants Alexandra White and Antoine Dove: In Love With Two of “The Biggest Losers">. The inspirational couple proves love doesn’t count calories or judge numbers on a scale. Relationships are built on strong emotional bonds. Love can find you even when you feel your worst.
Also in this issue, Ashley Hesseltine and Southside Steve Rickman from Rock 100.5’s The Regular guys debate sex, sex and sex in our first (but certainly not the last) He Said/She Said feature.
Blane Bachelor deconstructs the ways in which your living space might make you undateable in Is Your Apartment a Romantic Dealbreaker? . And, Jamie Reidy, the real life Pfizer salesman from the movie Love & Other Drugs discusses his book Bachelor 101: Cooking + Cleaning = Closing.
Last but not least, daters, give Dating 101: 10 Lessons a read before your next date night. Written by Lauren Kraselsky, co-writer of The Quick + Dirty Dirty Blog, the article offers tips to ensure you always put your best dating foot forward.
Happy reading. Happy Dating. Happy New Year!