Thursday, 1 January 2015

Hello 2015!

Goodbye to 2014 and Hello to 2015! A new day. A new year. I spent my night in with my family and neighbours then went to bed to read Bridget Jones's Diary and today I'm watching the movies and having a generally chilled out day. I'm pretty thrilled 2014 is over and I'm looking forward to the fresh start with some fresh perspectives.

New Years on Animal Crossing!


In my Hello 2014 post I wanted to do more:
Writing. I was doing pretty well writing every day until October when I started getting some pretty uncomfortable wrist pain. But now I'm seeing a physiotherapist twice a week and hopefully it'll go away completely soon.
Reading. I'm doing a big post about this soon but my aim for 2014 was to read 14 books and I wasn't sure I was actually going to manage that. I ended up reading 56 books. I'm so proud of myself, just looking at that number makes me a little tearful.
Knitting. I failed on this one. I did finish one of the two 'plu flu' stuffed toys for my friend but much like my writing, my wrist pain really got in the way of this goal.
Blogging. Eh. Could do better. Plan to do better.
Travelling. 2014 wasn't a great year for travelling, I made my way to Florence and hopped back to Italy when the opportunity to see family arose but it was all very small time. Nowhere new!
Anything that makes me happy. I spent time with my friends, watched way too many terrible horror movies, wrote, read, blogged- I think I did okay with this one.


Things I want to do in 2015:
Travel. I love travelling, I truly believe it's the one thing you can buy that makes you richer and as a want-to-be writer, the experiences and seeing other cultures is super important. 2015 is going to be a big year; I'm going to Vegas with my best friend of 17 years. I also plan to visit her in Spain where she lives. Those are my two set in stone trips, but I'm hoping for some small time trips too.
Crack down on my Degree work. I really want to do some great things for my degree this year, I've been getting some really nice feedback that is very encouraging so I'm hoping to get the ball rolling again after taking a break over Christmas.
Mark 3 things off my 30 before 30 list. To complete my 30 before 30 list I have to do three things a year as I started it when I was 20! More on this in my birthday update.
Keep blogging. I love my blog and I really want 2015 to be the year that I become truly happy with it including a bit more of a schedule to posts and a professionally done blog design.
Declutter. I'm a terrible hoarder of stuff and the other day I was thinking about wha I actually need to be happy and how if things have been shoved in drawers or in storage for months/years- why the heck do I still have them? 2015 is the year for getting rid and saving money.
Reading and Writing. More and better hopefully. And with less time staring at empty pages in desperate hope that something will come to me.
Learn German. Pretty simple to say- difficult to do. I'm hopeful. Or Ich bin hoffnugsvoll. I have a new German phrase a day calendar and the Duolingo app set to remind me every day!
More things that make me happy.

And as one of my Animal Crossing villagers said today; "Remember to take 2015 at your own pace. It isn't a race." 


What are your hopes for 2015? Did you have a nice New Years?

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