I just finished watching Fleur’s New Years Resolutions and was compelled to write my own. There were so many great things that happened in 2012 that I wouldn’t want to say I want 2013 to be better but I would be lying if I said I couldn’t benefit from a little self improvement.
The biggest resolution I’m going to make this year is to save money. I earn a modest living and have my share of bills and debt but I always feel poor. I recently took stock of my spending and was alarmed at the disposable income I should have yet don’t see as I am frittering it away on unnecessary bits and bobs without really appreciating it. In 2013 we need a new car and that will be my first challenge.. If I manage it we will be taking a big trip in 2014 to celebrate my newfound saving skills lol.
On a related note I endeavour to plan more days out that don’t involve spending money. Generally our weekends are spent shopping and though I never drop huge £££ on anything this is where all of my money is going. As it warms up there will be many visits to the nearby parks and lakes and just to keep a blogger interested we will take the camera for outfit shots.. Thinking ahead!
My third resolution is to keep my blogging/youtubing within a set timeframe and not allow it to spill over into family time. At the tail end of 2012 I’ve dedicated my weekday off to blogging and it’s been working to a degree but I need to keep it up and be better for 2013!
Diet and exercise is on everyone’s list no doubt but I really have no excuse. My work has a gym which I pay £10 a month to visit. I have an over eager colleague more than willing to join me and we can workout in our lunch break so if I can’t visit the gym 3 times a week under those circumstances I never will! This year!
Lastly I have a resolution stolen from Fleur which Lee has pushing me to do for a while.. Quit diet coke. I’m not a big drinker, don’t smoke or binge on chocolate, coke is my only vice. In 2012 I switched full fat for diet which in itself is an absolute act of god.. Nobody loved red coke more than me but in a bid to lose my baby weight I made the switch. This year I hope to wean myself off the silver cans of deliciousness altogether. I feel unwell frequently and Lee is forever worrying the chemicals in diet coke will kill me so its as much more him as it is for me that I will try to quit!
So they are my New Years resolutions, there are some big ones and if I manage even a little of them I’ll be impressed but I’m capable.. I just have to want it enough. What are you resolving to do this year?
I wrote this post on the wordpress app on my iPad mini so I’m excited to see how it turns out as I’m scheduling and everything.. Fingers crossed!