New Year, new me. How many times do I have to say it to myself for it to actually ring true? So far this year I have gotten a job, joined a local political party, went to Brussels to go on a tour of the European parliament and got quite drunk. Sounds good for three weeks. However my actual New Years resolutions to be more healthy and confident was hindered, as in the New Year I also subscribed to Netflix. In 24 days I have watched all five seasons of 90210 and two seasons of the Vampire Diaries. Despite being less active, I have enjoyed spending copious amounts of time in front of my computer, but there are faults to spending five hours a day feeding your addictions.
1. You get completely and utterly compelled by a series to find out it has actually been cancelled on a cliffhanger.
This happened to me with Heroes. After watching series after series and falling in love Milo Ventimiglia, we never actually get to find out how things end. I watched The Tomorrow People on Netflix, became invested in the characters only to find out it has been cancelled after one series! The outrage!!
2. I bought Netflix around exam time. A silly and costly mistake, believe me. Don’t worry, my exams did not hinder my progress in 90210.
3. Finally I have not exercised in all of January, but instead have invested in eating microwaveable popcorn in my spare time while getting fat and crushing on Ian Somerhaulder and Elena’s younger brother.
Hopefully I will beat my addiction and get off my ass soon. I have admitted to having a problem, which is the first step so I am quite pleased with myself for now. As soon as I watch all of House of Cards, I may warn myself off my laptop for a while but until then… wish me luck.