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I still remember being a scared 8 year old who nervously counted down to midnight in 1999, waiting for the clock to tick over to midnight and Y2K ending the world. Now I am a 23 year old who is split in two - half of me is scared about getting older, the other half is incredibly excited to see what the year ahead holds and what time will bring.
It was over 3 weeks ago that I welcomed in 2015 from my backyard, and unlike the fanfare of the year before, I spent it with family and friends, frangipanis, fairy lights and food. As with every new year that comes along I think it will be different to the last, but this year there are a few promises I want to make, goals I want to set and bargains to negotiate to make sure that comes true.
2015 will be the year that things are bigger, better and bolder. Although I already put in my all with everything I do, there is always room for improvement, and this is the year that my effort levels are going to be a focus. Landing two jobs and getting a promotion in 2014 taught me that hard work really does pay off.
2015 will be the year that I will learn more. Exploring a new field at work that I haven't had experience in before, reading up on topics that interest me and trying to once again learn French will hopefully expand my horizons and restore a bit of that work/life balance that has been a little lacking lately.
2015 will be the year of documenting my life. Hopefully this blog will be brought to life once again documenting my life, loves, likes and loathes, and the photo scrapbooking paraphernalia I have bought will be put to good use as I try to take photos of important times in my life.
And most importantly, 2015 will be the year of travel. I have two trips coming up in the next few weeks and I am positive that I will make that a trend to last throughout the year and beyond. Plans that have been brewing away for sometime to take on the world (and take on Scotland!) will be finally set into motion this year.
This year I will cut down on sugar, say no to soft drink, put on the running shoes more often, spend less on ridiculous things, sort out health insurance, put happiness first and keep a clean room that I don't have to run to shut the door to whenever someone comes to visit.
What are your goals for the year? Have you been sticking to your resolutions?