To be honest, I'm not usually one to make new years resolutions because I know myself well enough to know I probably won't stick to any of them. However, this year I have decided that instead of making resolutions I'm going to put a list here on my blog of things I would like to have done or would like to get done by the end of 2013.. Like a to-do list I suppose.
Lose weight - I know I'm not alone on this one (especially after over eating during Christmas) but I've been saying it a while, giving it a go then giving up. I think if I do an update on my weightloss journey on my blog then I'm more likely to stick to it - I'm not going to want to write about how I gave up so that will egg me on/keep me going.. Hopefully! Instead of saying I want to lose X amount, my aim is to not put any more weight on by the end of the year as a minimum. This way, anything I lose will be a bonus :)
Job - I've been jobless a year and a half now and although I like spending time with the cats, keeping the house nice and having Aarons meals ready when he gets home, I hate not contributing/earning my own wage. I know Aaron isn't bothered as he earns enough for both of us but I do get bored sometimes and I would like to have a cheeky spend more often. We agreed I will only be going for something part time as it wouldn't be fair on the cats otherwise, plus the house and nice dinners will still get done.
Divorce - If you've been following me a while, you'll probably know that while Aaron and I are engaged, he is legally still married to his ex. She wouldn't cooperate because she found out he was with someone else meaning he had to wait until they'd been separated 5 years.. Which they have been now but he only has proof from June so we have to wait a bit longer. Once that headache is out the way, we have a wedding to plan which we're hoping will be in 2014. Fingers crossed!
Blog - I've been blogging around 6 months now and have to say, I absolutely LOVE it! I love the small handful of people that I chat with regularly, they've made it a warm place for me and kept me coming back (thanks guyyysss!) My aim is to reach 200 followers this year. I actually have a giveaway lined up already! I would also like to find my feet more and improve improve improve! If you have any tips on how I could be better, please do leave a comment.
Camera - I got a new camera for Christmas, not a super duper expensive one like top bloggers because my parents just would never spend that amount but it's the best one I've had so far, a really nice looking bridge camera. I have been reading through the manual as I want to get out of the habit of using "auto" on pictures and actually make use of the settings, thus hopefully making my pictures look better. By the end of the year I'd like to be confident in using it without carrying the manual around everywhere, hahaha :)
Get out more - The past year me and Aaron have been getting back on our feet after shit at work made us both walk out of our jobs. We gave up our old home and moved back to his parents (nightmare) for a year before finding a new home. Because of all this, nearly every bit of money has gone into the new house meaning (apart from the cheap week in Wales) we haven't really had days out or weekends away like we used to. We both agreed we need to do more this year. Also, I need to see my friends more.. I rarely see anyone anymore!
So there we have it, those are my 6 things I would like to say I've done by the end of 2013.
Do you have any resolutions/goals?