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Sunday, 31 December 2017

My New Years Resolutions.

I haven't always done New Years Resolutions.   Looking back at my diary from January 'this year', I didn't actually list any New Years Resolutions in it at all.   To be fair this year, and most of 2016 has been a bit of a blur for me for various personal reasons so it's no wonder I didn't come up with anything.   Over the last few days I have read a number of blogs from those who have written about their 'Highlights' of 2017.  I am not going to be doing that.   This year has not really been the greatest for me, and although I am not going to be 'writing this year off' so to speak, I have decided that the best thing to do is to simply look forward, instead of looking back.  

So here is a list of my New Year's Resolutions.   They are not particularly in any sort of order, and I have stuck with the round sum of ten.  Don't want to be biting off more than I think I can chew.   I am really pleased with what I have come up with however, so that's good.

1) Plan Better.

So that I am not rushing about.  Though I will say I have slowly started to improve my planning in general already, so that is a bonus.   It's just really planning my blog posts, and making lists when I'm at work and at home of stuff that needs doing around the house etc.  And even a list of stuff I want to get done too, for me.   Planning ahead is always a good thing.

2) Start Painting Again.

Yeah I have not been painting in a while.  Last time I had painted, which might have been September time, I had just gone onto acrylic paints and I quite enjoyed using them, so that is something I will look at taking up again next year.  Might also try and improve my drawing too.

3) Save For A Camera (And Save Money In General).

I have decided I would love to have a camera with a really good zoom lens so I can take better pictures.  I did originally have the intention of getting one for Christmas this year, and I had even asked for one too.  I bet you're thinking, ok, did I not get one?  No I didn't.  Because right at the start of December I discovered there was a new Ted Baker purse I had not seen, with a flying unicorn on the front and I decided I needed that in my life more.  That is why I do not have a camera!  But I would not have it any other way.   And.... I always try and save money.  You never know when you might need it.

4) Blog More - But Only When I Want To.

I had this habit this year, not all the time, but some of the time, of doing a blog post just because I hadn't done on in a while.   I have since discovered over the last few months that doing a spontaneous post just because I WANT to write about something, anything in fact, and share it with others is one of the best ways to blog for me.   I do tend to enjoy blogging a lot more when I do it that way, and that is what makes such a difference.

5) Become A Bit More Committed In General.

Ok, so this is pretty much reiterating what I have just said above, but along with this blog I also mean, be more committed at work (House Of Fraser), a bit more committed at home, and also a bit more committed to myself too.   So, yeah.  Just in general!

6)  Do More Colouring.

I have certainly noticed this year that colouring really does relax me.   I even find it easier to get into than my painting.   I have been bought some really nice new colouring books for Christmas, and I am still colouring in my Joanna Basford book because it is so intricate!!! But I love it.

7)  Continue To Wear My Contact Lenses.

So, this year I decided to start wearing contact lenses again, only recently too, and I am so glad I have because it really has given me a boost in my confidence, particularly in work.   It didn't take very long for me to get used to them either, probably because I have worn them before in the past, although it has been about..... 8 years or so since I have worn them.  I was so over the moon to find I am still getting on with them ok.

8)  Take More Photos.

On my mobile phone!  As I have not yet saved for a camera.  The pictures on my mobile do turn out really well I will have to say, so it's fine.  I would like to take more and improve my photography skills and produce new exciting photos for this blog etc, so this is quite a good New Years Resolution I think.   Plus I like taking photos.   Quite a few people have said I should even take more photos of me, which I could really.   I don't generally put an awful lot of photos of myself on the blog, so that would be quite a good thing to do.

9)  Keep On Top Of Dusting Room.

I really pleased to report I actually did this today! Yay!  It was only list of things to do, and I am so happy I have a nice clean room!  What I realize I do need to get out of the habit of, is leaving it too long to tidy it up and dust!   I have lots of little ornaments that I have collected over the years, dragons, faeries, bears, bunnies, my Olaf ornament... and I don't want them damaged, so must dust room more often!

10)  Find A New Interest.

Well this is something I can start exploring straight away.   I have no idea what to try, I just think it would be nice to simply try something new.   So I will have to have a think and see what it is I want to do.   It will probably end up being something totally random, but that's fine.   Let's see what this year will bring!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Thanks for reading!

Sarah x


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