2014: my best year yet?

Slightly unconventional, and not REALLY pushing the bar or aiming high (according to my GF), here are my New Years Resolutions.

1. Take more photographs

Go back 7ish years when I’d just started Uni and Facebook was just becoming popular… I was the girl who had over 5,000 pictures online. And this year I could only put together a handful for my #flipagram memory thingy on Instagram… The shame.

I pledge to carry my camera with me at all potentially ‘snapable’ times. I want to be able to sift through piles of pictures and be spoilt for choice.

2. Drink more tea

Now this is just the granny in me wishing for five minutes quiet time to chill out and reflect on my day. Last year I got onto Your Tea Tiny Tea, a weightloss tea like no other (no running to the loo five minutes after drinking it!), it made me feel fastastic and less bloated and healthy. So I want to stick to drinking a cup daily and try new flavours! My current tea obsession is Ginger Kick by Higher Living – works a treat for hangovers too!

3. Read more books

I am book obsessed, but working full time and having loads of other things to do in my daily life means I didn’t manage to read as much as I would have liked last year.

I’ve set myself a reading goal this year of 30 books (completely manageable I feel) and I’ve already managed to read one so far and we are already 9 days into January.

Currently reading: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind (creepy but fantastic!)

4. See more films at the cinema

Who doesn’t like kicking back at the movies and taking two hours to just relax and see a new film.

My partner E loves the movies but our problem is we have very different taste in film – she likes action and comedy while I like something a bit deeper. Hopefully this year we can take some time out together for new movies we both want to see.

Looking forward to seeing: Blue Is the Warmest Colour at Luna Palace Cinema Leederville in Feb

5. Eat better, learn new recipes & cook from my multiple cookbooks

I have some fantastic cook books but unfortunately they just sit on my shelf and look pretty, so this year I want to try new recipes, like this one I made last night – Broccoli & Feta Omelette, healthy and tasty and so easy!

6. Spend more time with my friends

This can be so hard for me as I’m a shift worker at a hospital so my hours are never regular or convenient for my friends who work the usual 9-5 grind. This year I want to see my friends more, even if it means planning ahead by a month! What is life without your beautiful friends in it!

7. Try new things

By new things I don’t mean sky diving or bungee jumping, just simple ones. Perth has so many things to offer and I want to get out and about and see what what I can find in my city!

Looking forward to: Fringe World Festival in various locations in Perth City and beyond, 24th Jan to the 23rd of Feb.

8. Study harder and faster

I’ve been plodding through my Cert III in Community Services since early 2013 and I know I could have finished it by now, but I’ve always been a procrastination nut and a course I could have completed by now has not happened.

So this year I will knuckle down and get my courses done or I will be working in admin forever.

So there we have, easy “resolutions” that I’ll hopefully be able to stick to. I’d also like to quit smoking, but that’s another story.

What do you want to achieve this year? Are you the type to actually stick to goals?

E x