Happy New Year you lovely lot. Years ago I used to do resolutions usually diet, join slimming world, the gym yada yada ya......... Usually these would be broken by the 14th of January if I was lucky I would feel bad, beat myself up about it, feel bad a bir more, then move on with a nagging sense of failure. However, I like goals something to aim for, so when Sophie over at Busy Little Fee suggested 16 things to achieve in 2016 I was in, so I have set myself some goals for the year and if your super lucky I might update you.
1/ Read 24 Books
I used to be a proper bookworm with 2 books on the go most of the time, but after my Dad died I found it hard to read. I don't know if it was because he was a bookworm too and a lot of the time we spent together was either reading or visiting bookshops. However, 2 books a month seem nice and achievable.
2/Save for a Holiday.
Last year I was lucky enough to go on a brilliant holiday to Las Vegas and we would love to go back or go to South Korea. Now whilst I know I won't be able to save all of it in a year I would love to manage to put a decent sum aside for this to make a start.
3/ Cook more.
I used to cook a lot and really enjoy it. Lately I seem to have lost my mojo this might be a case of my husband going veggie and his shifts mean he is not home for dinner a lot. So more and more take away and ready meals are featuring more which is less than ideal. So i want to get back to cooking nutritious, simple and tasty meals.
4/ Aim for Promotion
I have been in a bit of a stale situation at the start of last year, treading water not really progressing or feeling happy and fulfilled. I now am working for a great company and feel like maybe I am ready to make the next step.
5/ Update Blog
I am a bit hit and miss with this little space of mine but I am going to try and update once a week at a minimum.
6/Sort out Wardrobe
My clothes are crazy i have 3 bin bags I need to sort through from when I moved, it is past time I need to sort that shit out so I know exactly what I have, want and need,
7/ Buy More Indie Brands
None of the big players on the plus scene really scream to me and at times their messages are less than body positive. So when I adorn my fat little body I will look further afield and maybe this will mean buying less nut at least what I buy will make my heart sing.
8/ Spend less time on Social Media
Social Media is great and I have met some fantastic, rad babes through it. However, I am letting it become a time sucker spending ages on it looking at life rather than getting on and living it a bit more.
9/ Visit Harry Potter Studios
I have always wanted to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, as I loved the books and need to go and indulge my inner witch.
10/ Have a Ritzy Afternoon Tea
I have always fancied a lovely super indulgent Afternoon Tea at a Ritzy Hotel, maybe even the Ritz so this is the year I will do it.
11/Dedicate More Me Time
I used to love indulging in facepacks or lovely bubble baths but for some reason this has gone out the window. So I am going to dedicate one night a week for me time to have a face pack, do my nails and make me treat myself like a princess. As in the words of Ru paul; "If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?"
12/ Take More Pictures
For year I avoided the camera which meant I didn't take a lot of pictures, I want to take more pictures so I have evidence on a mean red day of all the good stuff.
13/ Go back to Zumba
I used to love going to Zumba, the movement made feel good and alive. Then I moved and stopped going, I moved back and still didn't return. It's time.
14/ Write More
I got into the idea of blogging as I love to write and I wanted a outlet for that. I have tried writing a book for years, now I don't want to challenge myself to finish that book but I want to get back into the habit of keeping a creative writing journal.
15/ Go to One of The Plus Fashion Events
I always want to go to these but I never get there so this year I need to go to at least one.
16/ Be More Brave
Whilst most people would say I am confident I actually think I am quite shy. There are several things I would like to do such as: join a local book club and I don't ever get there as I think I won't know anyone and they all not talk to me. Really I need to just do it and if this happens so what, just stick it in the fuck it bucket at least I tried.
So there are my goals, do you do goals or resolutions? I know other bloggers have done this so do check them out too.