I don’t usually buy into the idea of New Years’ Resolutions. Cheesy, cliché and often broken by mid-January, right? But this year I thought it might be fun to write myself a list of goals for 2015 – and since I’ve published them in mid-January, I’ve successfully negotiated the embarrassing early year breakage.
Historically, I’ve applied the “earn and spend” method to my income. But now that I’m almost a real adult, that has to stop. I’m going to try this crazy ‘saving’ thing I’ve heard so much about. I’ve even compiled a really long wishlist to inspire me (although, a lottery win would be a lot easier).
With all this driving, cooking and moving around I’ll be doing, I need to make sure I keep up my creative pursuits. I want to create something at least once a month. And I’ve got a really fun new project coming up that I can’t wait to share! It’ll be combining my old lady hobbies with a good dose of pop-culture. You’ll see…
Oh, and I can’t cook anything – I have no idea how I survived University without developing rickets. This is part of the ‘help make Nikki a well-rounded person’ campaign. I’m considering setting it up as a registered charity.
I know I deserve to be a lot bigger than I am from all the junk food I eat and Netflix watching I do. I know one day my metabolism will fail me. So, tying into this healthy malarky, I’m going to eat a bit cleaner. More fresh stuff and less processed junk. Don’t get my wrong, I will still enjoy my beloved chocolate and burgers – that’s just me, I’m not changing that – I’m just going to eat them a little less frequently. And who knows, maybe I’ll enjoy them more this way?
In my first post I told about my commitment to learning French, even though I’m genuinely awful at it. My passion for all things Parisian is still going strong and I will nail this language eventually! I have a language learning app called Duolingo, and if I use it every day I’m sure I’ll be parlez-vous-ing like a pro by the end of the year.
If I could achieve just one goal though, it would be this: be happy and appreciate every day. Maybe I’m just feeling sappy after watching About Time, but I can’t think of anything more important than just enjoying each day as it comes.
Did you set yourselves any goals for this year? How are they going? Please do share! x