Hello lovelies and welcome back. Also, Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be a good year for all of us! With January comes new year’s resolutions… Last year I decided to write mine down on a piece of paper, fold that piece of paper and keep it on a shelf where I would see it everyday. As a reminder. My idea was to not open it until 2018, to see what I had achieved, and what resolutions I hadn’t kept. I haven’t read the list yet, so we are kind of reading it together today.
My 2017 New Year’s Resolution,
New & Old Goals
Well let me tell you I’d forgotten how many new year’s resolutions I decided to take… And that I’d forgotten about a few (oops). So here is my list and what I made of it!
- Travel more
- Stick to a healthy diet
- Do more exercice
- Take more photos
- Learn how to use my camera
- Learn how to edit photos properly
- Start a scrapbook
- Start a journal
- Get a job in the UK
- Declutter my room
- Save money
- Start drawing again
- Pass my ballet exmen
What I achieved
Well at least I stuck to 8.5 of them (out of 13) which is pretty good right?! Even if I didn’t travel to new countries I visited Corinne in Manchester twice and discovered a city I now love, and traveled to London twice also (I think…). So “Travel more” check!
Last year I hated what I looked like so I decided to change my diet in order to lose weight. I lost 14kg (2 stones), so I think it’s safe to say that I can tic the “stick to a healthy diet” box too. With this I also did more exercice. During the summer, as I don’t have any dance classes, I decided to go for bike rides with a friend. We cycled for an hour each day, which I’m pretty proud of! So that’s another box ticked. If you want me to write a blogpost about this, let me know in the comments 🙂
I’ve also looked into how to use my camera and edit photos “properly”, I still need to learn about some things, but I’m happy I stuck to this resolution as I think my photography has improved (a little).
“Start a journel” is the “.5” I did keep a journal this year but stopped in June, I just didn’t have the time and then just forgot about it.
Let me tell you that after “sticking to a healthy diet” “decluttering my room” was one of the best decisions I took last year. I go rid of a lot of thing, sold a lot of clothe, and rearranged my room for it to look less messy. I would recommend this to anyone!
As I’m still living at home I was able to save money quite easily. However, I’m happy I was able to save as much as I did.
Last but by no means least, I passed my ballet exam! Now I’m moving on to the next one and hope to have the same result…
Resolutions I didn’t keep
For the other things on my list, besides finding a job in the UK, I don’t really have an excuse besides “I forgot” or “I didn’t have time”. If you want to know more about why I didn’t get a job in the UK in the end, you can ready my life update!
My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions
- Stick to a healthy diet: because I really don’t want to put on weight and you feel much better when eating well.
- Take more photos: I really need to up my game on the blog & instagram.
- Start a scrapbook: because I really really reeeaaally want to print all my photos and sort them in books for when I’m older.
- Kickstart my journal: for the same reasons as the above.
- Declutter my room: because I think it’s a good thing to do each year.
- Save money: it’s never a bad thing to do, even if I don’t have immediate projects in mind, at least the money will be there when I need it.
- Work hard to make my business successful: do I really need to say why?
- Pass the first part of my last ballet examen: I’m already working on this and hope everything goes for the best so I can be proud of myself.
As you can see not much has changed, maybe it’s better that way as I feel that setting the barre to high isn’t the best to get things done.
Do you have new year’s resolutions? What are your goals for this year?
See you soon, love