New Year's Resolutions: Then and Now

New Year's Resolutions have never played a huge part in my life, but last year I decided to change that and I'm glad I did. I thought about my goals for the future and created Resolutions focusing on these.

I think reflecting at any time of the year, January or July, is a great way to evaluate how you're doing and to work out how you can shape your future and aim for the direction you want to go.

Thus (great word), to help me pick Resolutions for 2015, I used the list I compiled in 2014 to review my year and see how well I did in following my goals. I felt a video would be the best way to express my thoughts and opinions, so enjoy!

I filmed this on the 3rd and since then I'm proud to say I have completed more of my daily journal. I really feel I've achieved something when it's all up to date, so here's a wee peak.

Finally, I'd like to put my Resolutions from the video down in writing, just so I don't forget.

1. Stay Positive

Why be negative? That's what I say to myself any time I start to feel down or pessimistic. There really are no benefits, so try not to let the little (or big) things get you down too much.

2. Get Fit

My goal isn't to lose weight or anything too extreme, I'd just like to improve my overall fitness levels to lead a healthier lifestyle. Although a bubble butt wouldn't be too bad I suppose.

3. Learn to Cook

As I said in the video, my cooking skills don't extend far past not burning toast. If I am going to move out for university, I really need to know more than that. Starting now. Maybe I'll post some easy recipes on the blog?

4. Become More Independent

Overall, I think this is the year where I need to improve my independence. Leaving school is going to be a massive change but it's one I'm really looking forward to. I just found out I will definitely be going to university (thanks to an unconditional offer from Napier - haven't found out my other offers yet though!) so I need to embrace my inner domestic goddess by September at the latest. I'll also be turning 18 in November and I have just booked my first driving lesson - bring it on 2015.

5. Be ambitious

This is one of the most important mantras to me. I always aim to try my best in whatever I do and to never give up. I have no doubt 2015 will be a challenging year, but sometimes I like a challenge. Life would be so dull without challenges.

My goals for the blog are to keep consistent with my posts, be more creative with my content and to collaborate with other bloggers and vloggers. I'd also love to continue vlogging.

If you'd like to collaborate with me, get in touch!

I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings about New Year's Resolutions, it feels good to finally have them sorted. I'm really looking forward to the year ahead. What are your goals for 2015? I wish you all the best!

Until next time,

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