It’s tradition for me to post three New Years resolutions around this time of the year. Less than three doesn’t feel enough but any more just gets silly. The past two years of setting goals and promises have been very travel focused or blog related. Whilst those resolutions certainly paid off and I have no intention of neglecting those hobbies, I’ve decided to focus my 2015 Resolutions on other areas…
Okay, such an obvious one, I know. I would never normally choose a resolution like this, previous resolutions have included ‘Read all the Harry Potter novels’ and ‘Make an effort to style my hair more’ so this is quite a change for me. But 2014 was the year that my body decided to get a little chunkier. My appetite grew and with that my flat tummy abandoned me. But if 2014 taught us anything – in particular Miss Nicki Minaj – it’s that bigger is sexier! So I don’t necessarily want to lose loads of weight (and I definitely don’t want to say goodbye to my new bosom) but I do want to tone up, get fit and be healthier all round. That includes cutting back on alcohol and chocolate and making an effort to eat better. I want to find an exercise I enjoy so I can do it regularly and hopefully take up yoga too. It will be one hell of a transformation from the lazy girl I am now but I am confident I can do it.
Write my Story
This resolution is a difficult one as this is an area I am so passionate about yet so self conscious about too. I really want to write a book and have done for quite some time; I’ve mentioned it on this blog a few times – but sometimes even saying it out loud makes me feel incredibly stupid. I don’t know why. I have a story, I have characters, a beginning, a middle and an end, but I’m struggling to write it as I just don’t feel confident enough. I originally began writing it last summer, and made some great progress, but was devastated when I went to do some editing one day and found out my boyfriend had cleaned up his desktop and deleted the word document! It was a complete accident and my own fault for not backing it up yet I took it as a really bad sign that I shouldn’t be bothering to try and write. I tend to overthink things and as time went by I felt less and less confident about rewriting the story. The more I pondered over it, the crappier I felt about it. Well, this year that changes! Even if it turns out I’m not good enough to be a published writer it would be such an achievement to write this story, maybe even to self publish and see how it is perceived? Either way, how will I ever know if I don’t try, and who knows what else the experience of writing could lead to?
Learn another Language
I’m not expecting to be fluent in another language in 12 months time, but I should at least attempt to. I’ve been saying for ages I want to learn French, yet I completely fell behind on my French course last year. It finished in October and I didn’t even get half way through. It turns out I’m not a very good language student, probably because I find it extremely frustrating when I can’t pick something up straight away, I’m not the most patient person. But I still think I should go back to it and try again. Or maybe I should try a different language, one that is completely new to me. Fingers crossed that next year I’ll be able to write a poetic post in Porteguise. Or a fancy French blog post. Maybe Dutch? How about Japanese? Hmmmm. Who knows?
Did you set any exciting New Year Resolutions? Looking forward to a Fresh Year and Fresh Start? I’d love to know in the comments below.