Resolutions

I wrote some resolutions last year, but to be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope as I’ve never had much luck with them before. However I’m looking back at that post and realise I did do quite a bit of them!

  • Job – How descriptive. I found a great contract job in May, and am still there, so yay.
  • Let the little things go – This isn’t one you can say “Yes, I’ve done that now, I can just revert to normal”. But I think I’ve done OK so far. Cutting yourself off from people is never easy, but it is necessary in some cases.
  • Improve my commenting – I did really well for a few months, but then it slacked off a bit. (A lot.)
  • Take more photos – I know its a bit of a dividing app, but because of Instagram, I did take a lot more photos this year. I also got my little camera fixed (um, 10 months after I noticed the fault) and managed to replace the 50mm lens thanks to a lovely random person on Twitter selling me theirs. (Yay Twitter!)
  • Record more – I increased my blog posts to 4 a week (well…aimed…usually met that target), I took more photos, but I gave up recording how many books I read after the first few weeks.
  • Appreciate everything – Again, not a measurable thing really. I hope I’ve done this!

So, with (I think) a reasonably good success rate, I opened up my notebook and started scribbling down things I want to do and want to make happen in 2012.

  • Quite a lot of mine revolve around blogging and that sort of thing. The photo above explains quite well really. I want to go on to bigger and better things – a strange way to put it really, but I want to make this blog better.
  • I want to become more confident in my dealings and ~*relationship building*~ both professionally and personally. I’m so useless at this.
  • Develop the side projects – this is going to need the previous goal to work, because I will have to ask people for their professional help in this. Argh.
  • Get at least 1000 bloggers listed on the bloggers map – I love the map, I love that its getting people to meet up together! I always want more people to join – so please blog, tweet, Facebook  – just tell someone, ok?
  • Meet more bloggers and Twitter people. Always an ongoing goal, always a lot of fun.
  • I really like this resolution – enjoying the view without help from an iPhone – where the author intends to spend 30 minutes a day disconnected without electronics. This sounds like it would be easy – I spend about 2, 2 1/2 hours a day on a bus, but I am often idly looking at Twitter, or blogs, or whatever and not actually using the time productively.
  • Take at least 1 picture a day on Instagram. Its just easier to use that app, and to keep them all in a certain location.
  • Do Race for Life again. Like that wasn’t going to happen.
  • Go on holiday – a proper holiday!

Hmm, thats a bit of a list! What are your resolutions?

6 Responses

  1. @pleasedonteatjo January 5, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    I like the “letting go of the little things” one. I’m going to say yes to more stuff. Just to see what happens.

  2. Sian January 5, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    I’m going to try the cliched ‘healthy January’ (well, until tomorrow anyway as Andy just won a £50 voucher for curry which I full intend to make use of!). Also, take more photos, even if it’s just on my crappy phone! Intending to take one a day but we shall see!

  3. Sian January 5, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    I’m going to try the cliched ‘healthy January’ (well, until tomorrow anyway as Andy just won a £50 voucher for curry which I fully intend to make use of!). Also, take more photos, even if it’s just on my crappy phone! Intending to take one a day but we shall see!

  4. Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog January 5, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    That is a great list. I got that book too and found it really useful. It definitely formed some of my blogging goals that I have been working on for a few months now. I didn’t really make any new year resolutions but when I read other peoples I keep thinking perhaps I should stop being so lazy and get on and make some.

  5. Niki January 8, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    That’s a great list of resolutions, good Luck! I’ve given myself just one – to be more organised. I know it’s weak but it’s actually going to be kinda hard as it needs to take into account every aspect of my life, work, home, friendships, relationship…the list goes on! Here’s to a succesful and happy 2012!

  6. Elisabeth Randell January 16, 2012 / 11:48 am

    Wow, I think you’ve done really well and they aren’t easy resolutions. I’ve set myself lots of goals this year (both blogging and personal) and couldn’t face calling them resolutions because of the previous fail factor of them (must be psychological!) Good luck with yours though for 2012 :) X