|Pineapple on the beach. More of this in 2015 please.|
The year just gone saw me become too old to have a "quarter life crisis" (thank goodness) and saw me take a leap into real, proper adulthood - home ownership. Although the subsequent weeping on the realisation that a new wooden floor, a washing machine and quarterly service charge payments are basically several Mulberry bags and a pair of Louboutins thrown in for good measure was maybe less grown-up. I travelled, created amazing memories with my friends (who are total baes for putting up with me sometimes) but also felt like I lost a fair few along the way too (well, grew apart for a whole range of reasons all of which can be blamed on growing up).
My 2015 goals (because resolutions just makes me think of boring things like "lose weight" "drink less" etc):
1. Be a warrior not a worrier. Thanks to Sarah for this phrase but it's one I need to remember more often as worrying never really solved anything. If something is meant to be then its meant to be and if it isn't then there's no point worrying that' its because I said the wrong thing, did the wrong thing, wore the wrong clothes etc.
2. Take up a new hobby. My slight meltdown at having no NYE plans for the end of 2014 soon developed from "I have no friends and everybody hates me" to thinking that a new hobby is in order. I may or may not make new friends - I'm not sure if I even remember how to - as a result but I'll hopefully have some fun and learn something.
3. Save money. As previously mentioned, I am an adult. I have a job. It is therefore unacceptable to reach the day before payday with £4.32 in my bank account. I also do not need any more clothes, shoes or handbags and when tempted must repeat the mantra "there will always be nice things that I want to buy and material things do not bring happiness" until the credit card is put away.
4. Eat better. I'm not going to start subsisting on kale or giving up G&Ts but I'd like to lose a bit of weight and feel happier and healthier about what I'm putting into my body (I successfully gave up my 5-a-day Diet Coke habit last year and am still proud of myself). Cakes are for special occasions and "it's 4pm on a Wednesday and I'm feeling a bit down and a bit tired" is not one.
5. Run (and enjoy running) the London Marathon. This one is terrifying but it's nice to have a challenge to look forward to (although it is also nice to lie in bed doing nothing but that isn't really a good story to tell these new friends I'm going to be making). I'm determined to train for it properly so that the day and the ~5 hours of running that it entails are as fun as they can be.
Also - read one book per month - paint my nails once per week - get my hair trimmed before it resembles a scarecrow - detox my wardrobe - visit somewhere new in the UK - no using my phone in bed (i.e. read instead) - keep my flat tidy - drink more water - learn to cook something I wouldn't be embarrassed to serve to someone else.
What are your resolutions / goals for 2015?