Thursday, 2 January 2014

2014: My Resolutions.

First of all, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!

For me, 2013 was an eventful year and one that seemed to fly by. During this last year I turned twenty-one, graduated from university, took an incredible trip to New York and got a new job doing something I love.

2014 is a new chapter for us all, I am excited to see what it may bring. As silly as it may sound, I am beginning to feel like I am actually growing up. I am not a student anymore, and my journey in this big, wide, world is starting.

I’ve never really set proper resolutions before, but this year I thought I’d give it a go. These are just some little wishes, or goals that I would like to achieve or work on:

1-    Take better care of me:
I know this is a common resolution for many, but I really want to concentrate on me a little. In recent years I have spent my time in ‘student mode’, either studying or socialising. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to become a health geek but I need to drink more water. I have also ordered a cross trainer, I’m determined to kick my butt into gear this year. Hopefully my body will thank me!

2-    Take more photographs:
The other day I suddenly realised that all my photographs, both old and new are split between this MacBook, and my old HP laptop. If, god forbid, they should break all of those photos would be lost, all those memories.
From now on I’m going to take more pictures, and perhaps more importantly get them printed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a photo where you’re not all looking, or if you don’t even remember taking it. That way, I’ll always have that brief moment in time captured forever.

3-    Learn to say yes, and no.
I need to learn when to say no. I am a shy person, and have, in the past, found myself unable to say no to people. Now I’m not talking about huge things, such as being offered drugs or anything like that. But I sometimes put the needs of others before my own for fear of letting them down, I’ll take on too much so I struggle to cope with it all. From now on I don’t want to find myself in that position, I shall just take my time and know the difference between what I want to do, what I need to do, and what I don’t need to do or want to do.

On the other hand, I need to learn to say yes.
I’ve always been a bit of a whimp. I’m not one to take risks or step out of my comfort zone and I often look back and feel like I have missed out on things. I will try my hardest to push myself to try new things.

I found this quote the other day, and I think it is something we can all take to heart.

I hope you all had a lovely 2013, and that 2014 is even better. I’d love to know what resolutions or goals you have set?

Happy New Year.