Happy New year! I hope that you’re all feeling bubbly this morning (or perhaps a little wobbly after too much bubbly last night). I’m excited and ready to kick off the new year with a glorious outfit.
– Floaty kaftan (gift from my parents)
– Black leggings from Target
– Purple platform shoes from Shoo Biz
– Christmas beetle ring (gift from my parents)
– Lapis lazuli pendant (gift from Sam)
– Peridot ring (was my grandmothers)
– Green stone thumb ring
– Silver rope bracelet.
What better way to start the new year than in an outfit that is floaty and carefree? This kaftan is lighter than air, and it almost feels as though you’re wearing nothing at all. It’s the perfect thing to wear when the temperature starts to climb.
For my makeup today I did a smoky purple eye and terracotta lips.
Now, let’s talk resolutions. This year I’ve decided to make eleven resolutions and then focus on one a month for the next year. I decided against setting a resolution for December, because I’m busy enough at the end of the year.
January: Clean out my closet.
February: Finish moving my old posts to my new blog.
Last year, I moved from my old webs blog to a shiny new WordPress blog. I’ve moved about half of my old posts over but the job is nowhere near finished. By the end of February, I’d like to close down my old blog for good.
March: Do something about my garden.
One thing I don’t love about our new house is the garden. It’s full of weeds and very overgrown. To make matters worse, all of our neighbours have perfectly manicured yards, which makes ours look shabby by comparison. I’d like to have a working bee to get rid of all of the weeds and plant something pretty (and low maintenance) in the front garden beds.
April: Get rid of my junk.
I have a little corner of my office that is filled with junk. It’s a place where I put things that I’m intending to sell on ebay or stuff that needs to be donated. This is what it looks like:
(My etsy stuff is also in the back of this shot. Obviously, I’m not going to get rid of that, but I would like to sell some if possible)
In April, I need to go through it carefully. I’ll throw away anything that’s junk, donate the salvageable stuff and sell the rest. I just want that corner back!
May: Cut down on sugar.
Lately, I’ve noticed that I eat a tremendous amount of sugar. I often get headachy and cranky if I don’t get a regular hit of the sweet stuff. I worry about the effect that this is having on my health and my productivity. I don’t like being a slave to the lolly-jar.
So in May, I’m going to cut down on the amount of sugar I’m eating. That means less in my coffee and fewer sweet snacks
June: Try some new recipes.
I have a stack of cook books on my shelf that have literally never been opened. I love to cook, but I tend to make the same 10 recipes over and over. I’m going to start reading through my text books and experimenting with my cooking.
July: Finish a big writing project.
I’ve been working on a rather large writing project for quite some time now. I can’t tell you too much about it, but it’s fashion related and I have a feeling that it’s going to be awesome. I’ve been chipping away at it slowly for months. If it’s not finished by July, then I’m going to really knuckle down and just get. it. done.
August: Make more money from my blog.
I currently work in a job that I hate. I’d really like to be able to quit one day and just write for a living. However, generating a decent income from writing alone is really tricky. Although I’m always doing things to improve my blog and get the cash flowing, August is going to be a month where I make a concerted effort to increase that figure.
September: Date outside the box.
I love going out on dates. The problem is that when you live in a small town, there really aren’t many places to go. I’d like to be a bit more creative with my date ideas and get Ross to go out for some romantic adventures together.
October: Branch out with my writing.
There are a few topics I’d like to write about, but I’m nervous about doing so. I worry about getting negative feedback or people not being interested in what I have to say. I’d really like to push myself to write about difficult topics, such as my experiences with eating disorders and emetophobia.
November: Spend more time with my family.
I live in the same town as my parents and I rarely spend quality time with them. This month, I’d really like to focus on seeing my family more often.
Each month, I’ll share my progress with you and offer tips to those of you who want to join in with my resolutions. Wish me luck!
What are your new years resolutions?