Jayne’s New Years Resolutions 2013

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Time for the clichéd, necessary post for the end of 2012. I’m sure every blogger will have a list like this whether they publish it or not is another situation. Anyway, I’m not great at a keeping New Year’s Resolutions, but I still think it’s important to try and take some time to set yourself some kind of goals, no matter how big or small they might be.

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1. Make the most of living in London…

At the moment, we live in Middlesex, so it’s not really like living in London as Waterloo is about 45mins away. In January, we’re officially moving to a London postcode and will be in a town that has both a National Rail and London Underground station, so it’ll finally be like living in London. We’re still young, we need to make the most of living in the capital.

2. Return to the roots of my blog…

Since I moved South, so many things have changed with my blog, as I’ve had so many opportunities and learnt so much about how much bigger the blogosphere is than I first thought. When I was in Leeds, it really just felt like me and my blog and now it’s a whole huge world of amazing people and opportunities. I think I’ve been distracted by everything and gone away from my USP, so in 2013, I’m going to rediscover what I want my blog to be to make it better and more interesting. Let me know if you have any ideas.

3. Have another go at YouTube…

This one leads on from my point above. To improve my blog and to make it the best it can be I want to make sure I make the most of all of the media opportunities that are available. I do already have a YouTube channel and have filmed a number of videos, but I’d love to get into a routine to see where I can go with this. I’m going to aim to do one a month and see where I can go from there. I can’t afford to invest in any fancy equipment, so I’m going to see what I can do on a budget of time and money.

4. Be more adventurous…

This is a very general point. I feel I’ve gotten old before my time, got married at 21 and have always been very sensible with money. I’m very cautious with everything I do, which is fine some of the time, but sometimes it’s a barrier. I want to worry less and be able to say yes to more opportunities, whether that be something simple like eating out a restaurant that I wouldn’t normally choose (I’m a very fussy eater) or something bigger like doing something that scares me. I’d be very pleased if I could get over some of my fears.

5. Get out more…

Another general point, this one kind of leads on from the one above. Another thing that falls into this category is getting involved with some of my old hobbies again. Once we’ve moved I want to explore what activities are going on that might get me out of the house and meeting people. Did you know that I was a medal winning sword fighter and archer as a teen? I can also dance ballet in pointe shoes (that’s when you go on you toes in special shoes). I want to start some of these hobbies again for both the social and health elements.

6. Be more creative…

Although I would consider blogging creative, in this point I’m talking more about artistic creativity. I used to draw lots, I did GCSE and A Level art, since not feeling the need to do arts and crafts I haven’t done much and I think it’s a shame to miss out on using such a skill. I also used to be a freelance photographer, specialising in portraits, so it would be great to practise this more again, even if it’s just self portraits. In 2013, I’m going to find time to sketch and try out crafts, just for the basic reason that it something nice to do which is relaxing. You don’t need a reason to be creative, just do it.

7. Reach some blogger milestones… 

I know some of you will think this one is silly and shallow, but you can’t deny how great it feels when you reach a milestone with your blog or social media stats. I’m not going to say exactly what milestone I’m thinking of aiming towards for 2013, as it would look lame if it I didn’t hit them. But it would really make me happy to hit some more targets in 2013 with my stats.

8. Treat myself more often…

Another point that leads on from others above. As mentioned, I’ve been very sensible with money for many years, partly because we were trying to save for a house, but since moving South and the prices of houses are so unachievable, I think it would be more beneficial to save a bit less and treat myself a bit more. After all, this is the first time in our lives that both hubby and I have disposable income, so why not enjoy it? Treats can be anything from a new lipstick, a trip to a  spa or a takeaway. Overall, I just don’t want to worry so much. Fun should come first.

9. Have more time for friends and family…

Honestly, I’m absolutely crap at keeping in touch with people and I know it. In 2013, I want to make more time for everyone who is important in my life. I want to visit people more and make sure that I get to see everyone regularly. Sound simple enough right?

10. Stick with my dreams…

Everything in this post will help me achieve bigger plans that I’m currently keeping in my head, in 2013 I need to find focus and continue to work towards the dreams that I have and hopefully one or two of them might come true next year.

Are you writing New Year’s Resolutions?

What are you main aims for 2013?

Or, do you think New Year’s Resolutions are a load of pants?! Let me know either way, would love to read your comments or tweets to @JayneJRead

 

 

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  1. These are some great resolutions. I sometimes also feel like I want to re-discover the meaning of my blog and what I want it to be like in the future. 🙂 Good luck and I hope you have a fantastic 2013~

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