Ah, so long 2014. You were a more awesome year than I ever could have predicted and will probably be held up as one of the best. But 2015 is here (well, technically almost here as I am writing this in December) and with a new year comes the whole feeling of ‘fresh start’. I love the feeling of a fresh start – from setting myself goals or just things I want to achieve. Or to just think about what you would love for the year ahead to look like. So I thought I would do a little ramble and share some of my 2015 Plans and Goals – from the creative to the mundane!
1. Stop being late
This year my one terrible habit that I have seem to have adopted and not been able to shift is being late. I HATE being late – I know how awfully rude and disrespectful of other people’s time it is, yet it seems to be something that happens to me at least once (or twice) a week. Be it for meetings, appointments or whatever – I hate that this seems to be becoming a regular thing. So my goal or ‘new years resolution’ if you will is to stop being late to things. How do I plan to do this? Well, one is just discipline. Yes, it would be better to be on time bit with no eyeliner on. Then I want to make sure I ‘formally’ plan in the travel time it takes to get places as this is probably my biggest downfall. There is always a risk of public transport fails in London, but I do also need to stop assuming that everywhere in the city is 30mins away…and then only leaving myself 20. For one, this just doesn’t work. Plus is also means I keep spending more money than necessary on taxis in an attempt to be less late than I otherwise would be. So goal number one for 2015 – stop being late.
2. Re-start on You Tube
Over the years I have dabbled in You Tube to various levels of regularity or quality… In 2015 I want to get back into it. Now, I have no inclination to become a ‘big you tube star’, it doesn’t appeal at all. What does appeal however is the variety and the fact it’s a bit of a learning process on how to film/edit videos so I find that interesting. Now I have some decent lighting sorted this will hopefully help improve things. So whilst I have no visions if you tube becoming my ‘thing’ at all, you can expect to see the odd video pop up along side some of my blog content.
3. Refresh the blog
I’ve touched on this a few times over the past month and have been working on things in the background. Based on a combination of things I want to do, the feedback from readers (which was both amazingly helpful and really positive and reassuring) plus the help of a bit of technical knowledge… I plan to sort of ‘re-launch’ the blog. Expect to still see lots of beauty, plus some more London and a more streamlined Lifestyle section. Hopefully this will mean the blog can continue to reflect me as a person and be a little more varied to create a nice mix of product reviews and other bits and bobs I fancy having a chat about. I also want to bring a little bit more of a routine to the blog – so regular readers have an idea of what sort of content to expect each day… so perhaps always doing a London post at the weekend etc. I’m never one to put too many rules in place – but I think a little consistency helps me to shape things when I have a bit of an ‘off’ week on the blog, which naturally happens from time to time when the ideas seem to dry up a little!
4. Be braver with make-up
I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while and because I absolutely loved the #MyNo7Feeling campaign I took part in I want to make a bit more of a thing of it. I love the idea of forcing myself out of my own beauty comfort zone and trying new looks. I’ve been thinking of setting myself a weekly challenge for a new look to try each week – which could be hair or make-up. What do you think of this idea? I just need to make a list of 52 different looks or make-up challenges to try out and then I can make it a weekly thing? I’m thinking along the lines of: ‘Wear a berry lip out of the house’, ‘wear purple eyeshadow’, ‘try a catwalk trend in real life’… that sort of thing. Any ideas or suggestions let me know as totally open to them!
5. Get a little healthier
I’m not making the promise of working out so insanely hard that this time next year I’ll have just walked in the Victoria’s Secret show rather than watched it on TV. But I do want to dial up the number of vegetables in my life. Plus the am aiming to spend a bit more time cooking – I’m definitely not a cook. But it might be something I document a little on the blog – not in a ‘hey look at me full on domestic goddess’…but more ‘look at a total cooking fail try and manage a few basic dishes’. On the exercise front I have visions of training to run a half marathon by the end of the year. Or at very least ticking off another 10k or two. I also plan to keep going to Barry’s Bootcamp through the year – something I’ve done on and off in 2013/14 – it’s intense, but you come out buzzing. Even an exercise dodger like me enjoys it – really says something. Maybe get back on the old Power Plate band wagon too.
Let me know, what are your goals and plans for 2015? Do you have anything really exciting up ahead in 2015 (I hope you do, even if you don’t already know about it). For me 2014 was a pretty epic year in so many different ways but I’m excited to see what 2015 will bring. Happy New Year, and as always – thank you so much for reading in 2014, please do pop back in 2015!