New Years Resolutions

Yes, its that time of year again, when we all promise to do something and then 10 days later we forget about it.
Last year, I don’t remember making many resolutions, but the main two I made (and did!) was “Move to Bristol” and “Quit My Job” (Really, I couldn’t have done the former without doing the latter. A daily Bristol to Chester commute would be an absolute arse! Unless I had a jetpack of course)
This year, I wrote them down in my Moleskine so I have a reminder wherever I am:


Since taking this picture though, I’ve added a few more things to it! I know the picture isn’t clear (ah, the joys of posting from the iPhone) so here they are:

  • To explore this amazing city fully
    I’ve lived here before, and although I feel like I know where most places are, I still have to think about it sometimes! I want to know this city as well as I know Clifton (as I spent a lot of time there when I lived here last)
  • To get out and meet lots of new people
    I realise that I don’t really know too many people in Bristol any more, and I want to meet new people, which is probably another reason why I wanted to move from Chester – it felt like everyone knew me or my family. Not much chance of that in this city!
  • To take at least 1 photo every day
    I know, its surprising I’ve not done this before.  Recently I seem to have become quite lax in taking photos (besides with my iPhone of course!
  • To become more financially stable
    This year has not been good financially for me with the move, and the lack of job for the summer, but next year I want to make sure that I keep to a budget. My contract with the Commission ends in May, and I need to start thinking about what I am going to do next! I’d love to stay of course, but since I am covering someones maternity leave, I can’t assume I will stay.
  • To keep in contact with my family more
    Thanks to Facebook, it has become much much easier to keep in contact with my dads side of the family, and I’d like to keep that up!
  • To use my craft supplies
    I moved all these things from Aber to Chester and then to Bristol and have barely touched them. As part of this resolution, I want to go to Stitch and Bitch more often as well – I went before Christmas and quite enjoyed it actually!
  • To drop a dress size and be more toned
    Ah, the standard resolution for most women. But instead of just saying “lose weight”, I’d like to go down to a 12 (at least!) instead of this 12-14/14 I seem to be at the moment.
  • To take part in the Race for Life (and raise more than last time)
    In 2007, I took part in the Race for Life in Chester (with Helen, Faye, Ali and Gemma) but because of my moving about this year, I couldn’t take part in either the Chester or the Bristol one. In 2009, I will definatly be doing it, and hope to raise more money than I did in 2007 (I raised about £150 I think!)

I’m sure I’ll be making comments throughout the year about how I do on these!
What are your resolutions this year?


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