Conversations round the dining table at last night’s New Year’s Eve party focused on goals, schemes and holiday plans for 2015. I’ve got a whole host of hopes and resolutions for this year, including still having a job after the May elections!
However, for a more personal resolution, I’m going to challenge myself to read more (from books) rather than wasting my time on the internet.
I used to be a total bookworm before I got my first smart phone and got out of the habit. Let’s just say that Pinterest and Instagram have a lot to answer for. So I’ve built up quite a backlog of books I want to read or books I’ve started and not finished. Plus I’ve just received some fantastic new titles for Christmas (Sophia Loren’s autobiography; “In Defence of Food” by Michael Pollan and “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell – thanks Mum!)
My experience with my 2014 resolution (to buy fewer takeaway coffees) proved that putting the resolution up here and keeping a daily record keeps me reminded and motivated.
For my coffee resolution, I kept a log in the front pages of my work diary – you can see it in the background of the photo on my results post – as it was a work-day-related resolution. For this resolution, I’ve bought a goal tracking calendar from superstar blogger Elise Blaha Cripe*, which I’m going to keep handy – probably on the fridge!
I’m happy to say that I can already tick the first box!
Happy New Year and I hope 2015 brings you everything you hope for.
*I’ve been reading enJOY it for years and it was the first place I ever saw Project Life – Elise is directly responsible for making me start printing photos.