I want to…

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Happy New Year!

So now is the time to think over what resolutions I want to make, and let me say straight away that I really don’t like the idea of breaking resolutions. It really bugs me. Especially when they are so unrealistic that you are setting your self up to not fulfil them. It’s like ahh you have this great opportunity to start a project or improve something, because it is a thing, making resolutions is done all over the world, it’s an event, and you decide that this year you want to go to the gym everyday and stop eating chocolate? Oh please, that’s not going to happen. Nor do I like the ‘new year new me’ crap. Is it clear that I haven’t made any resolutions in years?? So anyway, here are my realistic resolutions for 2015.

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I want to;

  • organize my work station. I have a very small area in my one bedroom flat that is dedicated to my crafts, DIYs and hobbies, and it is so unworkable that I always happen to stretch my work space to the rest of the house. I need to come up with some good ideas that organize, that are innovative and practical, and possibly even get rid of some craft stuff :(. Though I am not committing myself to the last part.
  • find a way to juggle all my interests. I have many. Loads. I don’t know how other people specialise in one thing, especially on blogs, when I want to do it all. I want to knit, I want to quilt, I want to work with wood, I want to craft, I want to write, I want to read, I want to paint, I want to sew, I want to take photos, I want to collect, I want to decorate. But I need to find a way to stop wanting to do all of it all at once. So possibly just write any idea I have down, and pop it in the correct pile of notes, and carry on with any project I’ve dedicated myself to. So basically organize some more. Jeez Mum, okay, I swear I will organize.
  • permanently de-clutter. I have already started this, I have got rid of sooo many clothes. Even the ones you hold on to hoping to fit into again one day – I will never be 14 again and fit into those red drain pipes. Yeah. Big commitment. I am not interested in being a minimalist, I like stuff and I like to collect, but it doesn’t all have to be on show now does it young lady. That’s a good girl.
  • create a reasonable timetable to complete the third draft of my book. I wrote it when I was 16 for funzies, then as years went on it became something I concentrated on more and more, and loved more and more. But I haven’t touched it in a year. I would like to come to some sort of completion that I am satisfied with.
  • gather all other story ideas I have conjured up over the years and set them a rightful home, so when I am ready to tackle them I can.
  • start my own recipe journal. I am no cook. Like I said, I have many interests, sadly cooking is not one. Though I do cook and I do have my own specialities – such as ‘scrambled egg surprise’. What’s the surprise I hear you yell? It has shell in it. Just an long running joke there, that really should retire. But it’s seriously good, the food I mean. So I have a few classics that I came up with, and I like the idea that if I am going to host an event I can flick through and be like ‘oh yes lets do this, and this, oh and this would be lovely!’ I am a 50s housewife in that vision. Though literally my worse nightmare, but yeah I want to gather all these recipes in my head and place them somewhere.
  • continue to make and create.
  • take a bit more care of myself. I was never taught make up things, or many girly things that make you feel good, I am self taught – like most people I think. I am satisfied with my make up knowledge, that’s all cool, and although my nails grow ugly I take time in shaping them and painting them. I do have many anxious periods, in which my nails disappear as a nervous habit, and I have to re grow them etc, but I’m okay with it. But these things are part of my daily life now and I really like it. So now I want to concentrate on other little things like hand cream or taking care of my feet. It all helps in feeling good.
  • live a healthy lifestyle. I don’t mean ‘loose 20 pounds or else!’ nor ‘exercise everyday for that summer hot bod!’. I would like to start up fitness as a hobby I will enjoy, like kick boxing once a week, so a mission to find one I will enjoy and continue is expected. Once upon a time I loved Zumba, so it is possible. But I won’t be bummed if I don’t find one, I just know I should. But I would like to eat more fresh foods, and stick to more fruit and veg, because they are the foods I enjoy the most anyway – I could live off onion and garlic – but laziness sometimes takes over. So just stick to my eating morals I suppose.
  • look into some business idea I have. If they are feasible I want to work with it, if not I will drop it.

And there it is, my goals for 2015. And yes, I am aware reading these back that I sound schizophrenic. No you don’t Emily, it’s fine.

Oh deary me, over and out, Emily x

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