Saturday, 19 January 2013

My 2013.

I didn't do a New Years Resolutions post because I wanted to think about this year and see if there is anything I wanted to really achieve. Also, because it's my birthday in January, I like to think of that as my new year, so I had a couple of days in Limbo, living like a wild thing in a world of no rules.

I'm have a lot planned for this year. As always, I'm looking to it to be a year of self improvement. So first we have the standard NYR, nothing exciting, nothing out of the ordinary.

1. Fit comfortably into my clothes again. - I'm still carrying Christmas weight and finding it difficult to button some things up, let alone breathe in them. It's a year of saving too, so I can't afford to potter around picking up a whole wardrobe of clothes in the next size up.
2. Quit Smoking. Again. - I originally quit in September of last year for three months, without a hitch. Then I had to go for my second bout of training in work and a whole load of stress and tears led me careering down the all too familiar "20 B&H Silver please" path once more.
3. Look for a new job/Be better at my job. - This was last years NYR, as well as the year before. And last year I did get a new job, but I'm not very good at it. So, pretty self explanatory other than that.
4. Start learning to drive. - It was originally "learn to drive" which would involve having to book and PASS a driving test...which would be nice, but I really haven't got that much faith in myself.
5. Save enough for a home deposit. - This is a joint venture between my handsome chap and I. Looking to buy a house, and start living like a grown up! We've written a budget and I've given myself £80 to live on for a week, which will include food. Pretty self explanatory.

Now on to the minor things.

1. Start making more things myself. - In short, I guess it could all be covered as crafting. I want to learn to crochet, and knit, and get back into the swing of things with my sewing machine. I also want to learn Origami, sign language, how to speak Welsh better, and how to read braille.
2. Read more. - I'm aiming for 2 books a week, unless its a long book (War and Peace, and Anna Karenina are both on my "to be read" wall. Yes, there is a wall full of "to be read"s). I also have some grammar books to crack on with to improve that.
3. Treat myself better. - This incorporates a lot. It's your basic eat well/go to the gym more/take up yoga again NYR. I got to thinking recently, that my body does an awful lot for me. It's strong and it doesn't let me down, so I feel I should treat it better. That also involves creating a morning/evening  skincare routine and making it into a habit.
4. Say "YES!" - I feel incredibly lonely a lot of the time. That's usually because I'm at home while other people are out having fun. I used to go with them, but I just kind of... stopped. So, here's to saying yes to more things and more people, and to putting ideas forward myself. Alton Towers anyone? (ONLY JOKING, I hate rides. And queues.)
5. Be more appreciative of things. - If you follow me on Twitter (@hitnmiff for anyone interested) you'll have seen my bio is "Misery loves tweeting about it", a loose resemblance to "misery loves company". But on reflection, I have nothing to be miserable about. I need to be more appreciative of how lucky I am to have the people I have in my life. I need to stop being disgusted with everything about myself on a daily basis. Which leads me on neatly to...
6. Let people know how special they are. I love you all!

If you have any suggestions, or interesting resolutions or goals, I'd love to hear them and hear how you're doing!

So there we go. It's a lot to get on with, or at least it feels like a lot to get on with. But Rome wasn't built in a day and all that, so before I start I think I'll take a deep breath and have a cup of tea.


  1. Great resolutions! My resolution is not to have one. I am just going to be a better me then I was last year!

    1. Oh I love that! I could have saved myself a long post if I'd thought of that one! :) x

  2. Fab resolutions. I got an origami 'kit' a while ago, it's frustrating, but so much fun! x