I’m not one for all the ‘new year, new me’ rubbish, but it’s hard not to get caught in a bit of resolution making when January 1st rolls up isn’t it? I don’t like serious self improvement resolutions – I don’t want to change who I fundamentally am, but at the same time I don’t want to get stuck in a rut. Hence why I like to do these things – last year was ’13 things for 2013′, so no prizes for working out what this year’s will be (give it 10 years and I’m going to have to seriously rethink this method of resolution making). It’s basically a list of things I want to achieve over the course of the year. No worries if I don’t manage to complete it all (or any of it), but it does help to give me a few projects, some focus, and hopefully something to be proud of come December 31st. I’ve tried to make everything on the list perfectly achievable, and some things are more serious than others – things I really want to try and complete – along with some of them being just for a bit of fun. Because we all need a bit more fun in our lives.
- Be able to run 5k in 30 minutes (starting with that aforementioned fun, you see…).
- Make two dresses which I’ll wear – one for Summer, one for Winter.
- Make a solid start on filling in my recipes notepad, and continue to do so throughout the year.
- Go to the gym at least once a week, unless I have a really good excuse (TV doesn’t count).
- Visit a new country.
- Complete my scrapbook.
- Get into the habit of having a good breakfast every weekday.
- Save some money.
- Dye my hair pink or lilac.
- Get out of my chick-lit comfort zone with books.
- Learn more French (seeing as I did SO well with this one last year).
- Learn to knit, and knit myself a scarf which I’m willing to wear in public.
- Get a tattoo with colour on it.
- Spend a weekend in London.
And there we have it – 14 things I want to try and accomplish in the year 2014. I have high hopes for a good few of them, while others, not so much (frankly, the year I go to the gym at least once a week will be the year Ashley Olsen and the guy from the Go Compare advert get married) but half the fun’s in trying anyway. Wish me luck!
What are your resolutions for 2014?