Your New Year’s resolutions done right

It’s that time of year again. And sweet mother of birds, do I love the anticipation! What unusual characters does 2018 have up its sleeve? Who is going to make me laugh until I cry? Will pink still be fashionable? (Silly question: of course it will. It always is.)


This year, make your New Year’s resolutions count. From 1 to 10. Let’s fly away together, free as a bird, off into the sunset… Let’s flamingo!


  1. Thou shalt go out and explore. Because migratory birds carry more colourful feathers than sitting ducks.
  2. Thou shalt be a generous lover. Because no one comes towards you on a one-way street.
  3. Thou shalt make yourself proud. Because pride comes from the inside, not from the outside.
  4. Thou shalt be naughty. Because a rebellious spirit is a joy forever (yes, even more so than a dirty mind).
  5. Thou shalt praise your friends. Because a giving heart yields more pleasure than a selfish mind.
  6. Thou shalt take care of your body. Because it’s not just a temple, it’s the freakin’ Angkor Wat.
  7. Thou shalt listen more. Because like Abe Lincoln said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
  8. Thou shalt drink less. Because quantity will never beat quality, unless you’re into headaches.
  9. Thou shalt get rid of the box. Because to be as free as a bird, just thinking outside of it isn’t enough.
  10. Thou shalt toast to life. Because it’s miraculous and wonderful, just like you. Salute!