I've never really been into resolutions, mainly because I find it impossible to stick to them. It's not that I haven't tried - the gym membership was a particularly expensive failure - but I've never ever made it through the whole twelve months. I've never self-improved, even when I've resolved to achieve something fun, like the year I decided I would wear more red lipstick (it's still 'special occasions' only, I'm afraid). Perhaps, it's do to with the weather - I can't really focus on personal betterment in January when I'm busy wearing every item of clothing I own in a desperate bid to keep warm. So no resolutions for me, but I have made a few 'promises' to myself ('promises', not 'resolutions', geddit?) I'm going to stand up for myself more. Last year I seemed to spend an awful lot of time biting my tongue so as not to cause upset, ending up really upset myself. No more. I'm also going to manage my time better. Ha! With a toddler? Yes. You see I used to be really good at this. I used to be so organised that my job was organising people who, trust me, were incredibly difficult to organise. I want to be able to devote time to the Lori and the Caravan shop, so I can actually run it as the business I love. I want to have time to do the things I enjoy - I know, crazy, right? - without feeling guilty that I'm not doing the million other things on the 'to do' list. So yes, quite general 'promises', still possibly unachievable, but definitely not resolutions.
Christmas was lovely. I Christmassed with my dad, my soon-to-be step-mum, and their baby Granddaughter, who they care for. I visited my mum and step-dad on their narrowboat, and experienced the familiar stab of jealousy at their lifestyle, before remembering my wardrobes full of vintage clothes, which would definitely not fit on a narrowboat. I drove to Birmingham (scary - the driving that is, not the city) to see my sister and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend is restoring his Victorian terraced House room by room - each room faithful to a different era. It's pretty amazing.
The house is going to look incredible when it's finished.
I'm also planning on eating better in 2015. We eat a lot of veg' in this household but its my sweet-tooth that let's me down. As a compromise, I've started making my own raw chocolate. Readers, not to blow my own trumpet, but it's delicious! Head on over to Pinterest for recipe ideas (and don't be daunted, it' so easy to make!)
How do you feel about New Year resolutions? What are you hoping to achieve in 2015? Here's hoping your resolve is stronger than mine (I think the chocolate might be a keeper though...)