It’s a brand new year. A new start. The time to believe that anything is possible. Rather than resolve to change things I don’t like about myself (why would you want to change something this awesome?!) I resolve to try new things, challenge myself and …
Learn to sew
Most years, I say I want to learn to surf. And I do intend to at some point, it’s just that learning to sew sounds a lot easier to fit around my ‘schedule’. When I was younger, I had no interest whatsoever in sewing, and beyond the drawing/designing part, I was never that into Textile Design at school. Now we’re in an age where so many young women can make their own clothes and accessories and I want to be able to create something for myself too. It’s not like I want to set up my own business or anything, I would just like to be a lot more creative. So, the mission for this year is to learn to sew – I can’t even put together a sock owl at the moment, so it might take me a while, but I’ll get there. By the end of this year, I want to have made at least one thing. Challenge accepted! Oh, and FYI, how cute is this Hello Kitty sewing machine?!
Grow my own
I’ve had a nice-sized garden for a few months now and I’ve done nothing with it. It’s got a pretty substantial raised bed that would be perfect as a little veggy patch and I’d like to be able to grow a little something. I have barely managed to keep my house plants alive (they’re looking a bit crispy around the edges) but I would love to be able to say I can grow my own food – even if it’s just a few herbs. This book should be a pretty good start. And that’s not all – I also want to have a cute little bird house and a nice outdoor entertaining area. Guess I’m gonna have to cut that grass!
I’ve only just gotten back into blogging and write the odd article for New Empress but there’s nothing else I’m really doing at the moment. I’d like to be able to take the time to write more in-depth posts and get networking more, but I never seem to have the time. And I thought I would with a typical Monday to Friday, nine to five job, but I’m too good at dossing about wasting time. Maybe that’s one actual resolution I can make – stop procrastinating. Oh, and I’d love to have a retro typewriter for the office. It would make writing difficult as it’s so hard to correct anything, but maybe the romanticism will help me get in the flow.
Take a break
I had time off from work last year to move house and go to the doctors (fun!) but not to do anything particularly exciting. Don’t get me wrong, moving house was awesome, but I haven’t really taken a break or gone anywhere. This year, I plan to use my time off to actually go somewhere – even if it’s just somewhere in the UK (which it will likely be given my shoestring budget). The boyfriend has a week off to see friends in Bristol which I’ll tag along for but I’ll still have 20 days to take off this year. Oh, the possibilities!
See more films
Not having a cinema nearby is a crap excuse. In this day and age, there is no reason why it should be difficult to see films. Even given my anti-piracy stance, films are released on DVD and available to watch on demand so quickly these days that it is almost impossible not to see a new film every week. And there are so many goodies released this year that I can’t possibly miss.
I tried to stretch this out to my usual ’10 things’ but I figured it’s best to take baby steps and to also see what the future holds. When it comes to writing my ‘My 2013’ post at the end of the year, hopefully I will have added another five points. Here’s to 2013!