30/ 12/ 16
New Year Resolutions aren’t something I usually set in stone. They change, I change…but isn’t that the point anyways?
“I never think about myself as an icon…I just do my thing” ~Audrey Hepburn. I’m not sure when my love for Audrey Hepburn was born. Probably around the time girls my age were putting boy band posters on their walls. It was framed Audrey prints for me.
I was fixated on her style and class. I spent hours watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday. I read books about her and tried to incorporate 60’s culture into my life.
When I found out I was having a little girl I immediately bought the children’s book “Just Being Audrey”. So many things I want my child to know and learn were encompassed in the lifestyle of Audrey Hepburn. They also make great New Year Resolutions, one’s to keep and reflect upon throughout the entire year.
1. There’s more to life than just you.
Audrey Hepburn was humble about her philanthropy work. She was raised during WWII, child of a baroness. Her family was forced to hide in a farm house with several other families during the war after German invasion. Growing up with that experience, she vowed to help others in similar situations. She was most know for her work with UNICEF.
2. Class and modesty go a long way.
While other actresses in her time were wearing very revealing attire, Audrey wore what she was comfortable in and what was best for her body. The girl loved solids and black. Who wouldn’t love her?
3. Just be you.
Sometimes being myself is a struggle, at least while growing up. Then you get older and it doesn’t really phase you…you just be your weird self. I once had a teacher tell me that “You’re the only reason that what someone else does/says affects you”. It’s a good motto to live by.
4. It’s ok to fail, you’re not perfect.
Audrey dreamed on being a ballerina as a child. She practiced for years. She was told she was too tall and her neck was too long. She didn’t become a dancer. She did however try acting because she didn’t want to give up on something and the rest is history. If one door closes…
5. Be kind.
This. Kindness goes a long way. It’s a goal for me this year. I want to be better at actually investing kindness in the people I love and strangers.
6. Be punctual.
Audrey Hepburn was know in the business as punctual. She was on time and even make spaghetti dinners for the crew. Kindness, punctuality and spaghetti dinners. It’s the trifecta.
Here are my resolutions for the New Year… what are yours?