Sunday, 12 January 2014

Do your worst, twenty fourteen.

I'm taking this month to reflect and recuperate and sit in my onesie eating jacket potatoes. January feels like a good time to do some serious introspective thinking, having just about sobered up after Christmas and with the previous year still pungent in the air (can anyone else smell burgers and broken dreams?).

Generally, I'm reflecting on what is most important to me and what I want from the upcoming year. I need to plot some plans and movements for 2014, because as much as I know we must all expect surprises, I don't want it to be as weird and confusing as the last 12 months. I want a lot of normal and a bit of amazing. And fuck-tons of pizza.

Most of the problems I've faced over the last four or five years have been anxiety and health related. And as tricky as they've been, I haven't had to cope with much job stress, money stress and people-not-being-as-nice-as-you-thought/hoped stress. In 2013 I got a whole lot of that thrown at me, right in the jugular.

I've learnt masses though, which is the silver lining to every difficult situation. I've learnt that people are not always good - they are flawed and selfish, and that I'm a pretty strong lady. I've also learned that sometimes I do bad things that end up hurting people because my judgement is poor. If I can change myself and the way I behave in any way this year, it would be to make better, kinder decisions.

Finally, I've learned that no matter how hard I try, I will not get up an hour earlier to go for a run. Ever. And I'm okay with that.

Here's some of my 2014 resolutions, for your perusal:

- Save some money. Spend less of it in Topshop.

- Clean my room more so I don't have to do a twice-yearly clear out that involves 15 trips to the tip and the inhaling of approximately 76 tons of dust.

- Bake cookies that are soft and chewy in the middle.

- Spend less time feeling sorry for myself and more time fixing things.

- Don't put up with ANY SHIT.

- Start something and finish it. 

- Keep my car clean. Or just clean enough to give lifts without being banished from society. 

- Listen to loads of music and read loads of books, because people are really talented.

- Tell the people that matter how much they matter.

- More than anything though, be completely and utterly cool with me. Like, love the shit out of myself. In a really healthy and non-egotistical way.

What are your resolutions?


  1. I like your resolutions! I may have to add some of them to my list. Mine include - get into a good work/gym/sleep routine. - Eat healthy and experiment more with cooking. - No impulse buying! - Work on my blog photography.

  2. I think it sounds like you're going to have an fantastic year my dear. :)

  3. Brilliant list! My resolutions? Be kind to myself (though I prefer the way you phrased it haha) and try not to die from frostbite in Canada.

    Love your blog! You're a great writer x