Hola, all! Happy New Year! Welcome to my first proper post of the year! Who else is pretty keen for things to start happening this year? Is it just me?
First up, I’ve made a couple of resolutions. I’m not that big on resolutions, because they tend to be a bit over the top and unattainable. You know what I mean, right? Like, “I’m going to lose ALL of the weight! Right NOW!” Ummm, no. What I am going to do is aim to not have takeaway more than once a week. That’s attainable. And sensible. And frugal. And so many positives.
I’m also going to try to take at least one photo a day. For this, I’ll pretty much stick to the #fmsphotoaday challenge. If you haven’t heard of this and are interested, click here and follow the links to Photo A Day. It’s pretty fun; most people upload their photos to instagram and hashtag them, then we all heart each others’ photos. It’s kinda awesome. And if you are less of a snob than I am and own some form of Apple product (I have Samsung things, because that’s how I roll), there’s even an app you can use especially for this challenge.
I’m also going to have a bit of a cleanout. I confess it, I am a hoarder. I have more art supplies than any sensible person could ever need, and I also have rather a lot of general junk floating around the place. So, on my days off work, I’m going to spend a small amount of time doing something about that. You know, that 10-15 minute idea that you can generally cope with because any longer than that and you lose your mind, motivation, and general will to do anything else, and then you end up eating takeaway for dinner, which contravenes the first resolution you made for the year… You get the picture.
Other than that, my plans for the year are much like anyone else’s. Make more money, do more of the things I like, less of the things I dislike. Go outside, read a book, exercise, play, learn. All of that stuff.
Mostly my resolution for this year is to not judge myself too harshly when I feel I have failed or fallen short of my own expectations of myself. I give myself permission to not be perfect all of the time.
Just most of it.
Well, okay, some of it.