I’m currently writing this while in Spain (on new years eve) visiting my mum who recently immigrated here. I feel so grateful to have spent Christmas and these last few days in the sunshine with my family, that I can’t even remember what day it is. As I’ve been feeling so content with my life, I almost forgot about setting some New Years resolutions. But I almost felt that because of forgetting, it was almost a sign not too. I do believe it’s important to have dreams and set goals, so instead of resolutions – here are my goals!
Spend less, save more
The past two years I have been really good at spending money and doing everything that I have wanted to do (thank you credit card!). I have started to learn that life is all about balance and I haven’t been so good at that when it comes to money. It’s important to have fun and enjoy my life but I’m looking forward to gaining control over my spending habits. Basically so we can stop renting and buy our own house! …and a puppy of course.
I studied Spanish at GCSE but as school wasn’t exactly my thing, I came out with a shit grade. I’ve always wanted to give it a second go, downloading various language phone apps but never pushed myself to carry on. Well, seeing as my mum has just become a permanent resident, now couldn’t be a better time to learn – dos cócteles por favor!
Search for my dream job
Whatever that is? I’m not sure I will ever know what I want to do for a career. As long as I can continue to search (which I have been doing for the last 4 years) then I am proud of my efforts. Patience is a virtue as they say.
Be more creative
One thing I seriously struggle with is finding motivation, but once I do – I thrive when I’m being creative. And another way to help me spend less is to stay in and do creative things. I’ve got my eyes on a woodwork course so I can start making furniture, I’ve found some nice stones on the beach in Spain to start jewellery making, and I will start drawing again!
Continue being positive
…and showing gratitude for the things and people in my life. Because that in itself has brought me so far this year. Emotionally, mentally and physically – I am happier than I have ever been.
Happy new year to you all – wishing you good health, success and positivity x