Friday, 31 December 2010
New Year Goals...
Am I the only one who doesn't get excited over New Year's eve? Celebrations for me have always been a little dull; either working, or holding back someone's hair whilst they throw up last years regrets. In fact, the whole idea of New Year's resolutions is thoroughly depressing as well; generally a list of can't/won't/shan't that plague your consciousness for the next week until you abandon all attempts.
What I am going to do this year though, is write a list of goals. Positive changes to enrich my life. Every former year has been determined by education, so I enter 2011 with a whole bundle of emotions now I'm an "adult". I'm a bit of a control freak truth told, so the prospect of opportunity and promise is a little disconcerting at times; and so we embark upon goal number one...
1a) Overcome anxieties. Do things more things that scare me. (in August, I finally plucked up the courage to complete 'Go Ape' in Swansea. I was completely terrified the entire time, but the sense of achievement afterwards was amazing. In fact, I think I felt prouder for completing that than my degree.) I got bought paint balling tickets for Christmas, so that'll be the first step!
1b) Care less about what others think. I will not let social anxieties stop me from doing the things I want!
2) Meet some new people. Having left university, I've moved back to my home town where I now know no-one. Not having kept in touch with those from school doesn't bother me; to be completely honest, I had nothing in common with most of them anyway. I met some amazing people in university, and have left with a handful that I hold very dear. Living so far apart is a killer, so I aim to overcome my fears and meet some new people from the Devon/Cornwall area.
3) Save up enough money to travel Europe in late summer. So far my list of 'must see places' are as follows; Prague, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Florence.
4) Complete the 5k Race for Life in June/July. For my nanny, grandad and boyfriend's mum.
5) Full steam ahead for Crown & Glory! When I first started selling feather butterfly headbands in June of this year, I never imagined I'd be where I am today. I am eternally grateful for everyone who has supported, bought from, or 'liked' anything I've created this year. For this coming year, I hope to be stocked in more independent retailers, embark on some proper shoots and continue nurturing the brand from strength to strength.