Happy New Year, and welcome 2014!
So I'm really not a Christmas kind of person. Sure, it's nice to see the family and all of that, but we tend to do that fairly often anyway and it is considerably less stressful seeing the family when it isn't Christmas and everyone is calm and peaceful! Nevertheless, I may not be a Christmas fan but I do love New Year.
Something about fresh starts and exciting new opportunities just appeals to me so much, and of course I am one of those people who every year make wild resolutions that I really have no intention of keeping. However, this year is going to be different and I know everyone always says that but I'm serious, this year is going to be different because I'm going to make 4 resolutions that I'm actually capable of achieving.
I love reading, it's honestly one of my most favourite things in the world. I'm going to be in year 12 this year which means I'll be stressed and busy all the time, so I really want to schedule in some time - even if it is just on the weekends - to simply read a good book. I've already gotten off to a great start, having read 11 books since I first started my holidays in December so hopefully this continues.
2. Drink more water
When it comes to water I swear I'm like a camel. I can honestly go a whole day without drinking a single thing with no real problems. Winter is the worst because I just do not drink. I know this is absolutely terrible so I'm going to make a huge effort to drink up. Everyone at school carries a drink bottle around with them, so I shall begin doing that too, but it's just so annoying having to go to the toilet all the time!
3. Blog, blog, blog
This one is easy - carry on blogging. Blogging is such an enjoyable activity for me, and despite the fact that this is going to be a huge year, I intend to continue doing my best to post as often as possible, and read everyone else's wonderful blogs.
4. Be content with less than perfection
This might actually be the most difficult one to work on, but the most important too. As I've mentioned, I'm going to be a year 12 this year which is absolutely terrifying in every way! School and study is really a number 1 priority in my life and I dedicate so much time to it to do really well in my studies. I've always been a perfectionist and it can be challenging when I get grades that aren't what I consider to be perfect. This is of course, not sustainable, and I want to be able to finish the year knowing that whatever grade (ATAR) I get is okay because I've worked hard and done my best. I need to change my thinking which will be hard, but worth it.
So there are my 3 big resolutions for the year, and I really do hope that I stick to them. I might even include my progress in every Monthly Favourites post so I don't simply forget them and stop working towards them.
I would love love love to hear your resolutions for 2014!