HAPPY NEW YEAR YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
I hope you had a fantastic time celebrating and are making exciting plans for the brand new year ahead.
So far I already have a few things to look forward to including, Paris with Alex, Mumford and Sons at Hyde Park, Years and Years, lots of BIG birthdays in my family and Alex’s family, as well as planning a long, relaxing beach holiday!
But of course, I’ve been making New Year’s resolutions online and offline too…
I am snap happy when it comes to photographs, I always have my phone with me and most recently my Polaroid Camera which you can read all about here, but I rarely print photos to keep. Although I am not the most artistic person, I plan on making a scrap book full of photos, tickets and reminders from special events or happy times.
This one is a cliché, but one which isn’t really a New Year’s resolution, but more of a continuation. In August, I could only run 1km without feeling sick and as though my world was going to collapse in around me. Now, I get that nauseous feeling after 5km, thanks to the gym and playing netball. Before the end of the year, I would LOVE to take part in Tough Mudder, which for those of you who don’t know, is an obstacle course in the mud which stretches for just under half a marathon, sounds like fun, right? 😉
As we cheers our champagne at the end of 2016 (without getting too ahead of ourselves), Alex and I have both agreed that we would like to be able to look back on memories of having travelled to two new countries. One trip hopefully consisting of time spent in the glorious sunshine, and the other Iceland! We’ve both always wanted to swim in the lagoons, experience ‘proper’ snow, witness the Northern Lights and the completely different lifestyle.
Stop Being So Lazy
I admit sometimes, I can be so lazy. This doesn’t mean I sit around all day in my pyjamas watching Netflix, (although I am of course, VERY good at this), because I’m actually a really active person, but I mean I need to stop putting things off. I can take ages to reply to people, cook a pizza instead of preparing a salad and never clean my make-up brushes, but instead buy more haha.
Saying Hello Twice a Week
Towards the end of 2015, I fell off the blogging schedule wagon and ended up posting few and far between. I would love to kick that bad habit in the bum and post twice a week once more.
Looking back on what I’ve achieved in the past year online, I am completely amazed. Last January, I was working in finance, with my head in the blogging world clouds. Now, I am working in social media and I am part of an incredible blogging community. As part of my mission to get organised, I would love to push myself further and learn skills to benefit both my job and blog.
Meet More of You
I would love to meet some of you lovely lot in person, especially those who live in the same town/county as me. It would also be amazing to meet Sarah, Lauren and Rachel too! These girls have been my blogging angels right from the beginning 🙂
Finally, Can I Squeeze in a Last One?
YouTube. When I’ve figured out which editing software I am going to use, I will attempt a video. It’s another dimension of self expression which would be exciting to explore. Initially, I plan to send it to one of my best friends, Erin, who I know is a huge fan of bloggers and vloggers and is someone who will give me honest feedback. So if it passes the Erin test, I will unleash it in the big wide blogging world muwahahaha!
So there you have it, my plans for this brand new, shiny year! Fingers crossed I can keep these up, I will of course try to be healthier etc, but I guess as new year swings around every 365 or in this case 366 days this is a target attempted by just about everybody, so I wish you all luck!
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Have you got any places you’d recommend we visit? Do you have a scrapbook? Let me know in the comment box or tweet me.