Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Well, it's that time of the year where I make resolutions and try to stick to them :)  I'm not a huge believer in suddenly deciding that it being January 1st will make me stick to my word about things, but it's the idea that it's a new year and a blank slate and another chance to make this new year a good one.

I have another week or so to finalize my list, but these are things I've been thinking about for a while now, so I don't mind putting them down here :)

First of all, I want to lose weight this year.  Some of the girls at work are with me and our plan is to have our own weekly weigh in and keep each other motivated.  We did this earlier in the year and it worked great, now there are more of us to keep each other going :)  I've been really motivated by Lee's weightloss journey here and might blog about mine too if I feel brave enough hehe

Second on my list is to find another source of income.  Circumstances outside my control has led me to have a big legal bill and along with paying a mortgage on my own for almost 2 years, I will have to find the money to pay for this, so I need to knuckle down even more somehow.  It's very frustrating to be at the mercy of someone who wants to drag things out for some reason instead of finishing it.  I'd love to be finally free and have no ties to said person anymore. 

On to the more fun ones hehe I'm aiming to make a conscious effort to take better care of my skin.  This means using a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, and maybe a serum, every day.  I've been so lazy lately and makeup wipes have been my only skincare really, moisturiser too, but not always.  I got money for Christmas so I'm gonna treat myself to some decent skincare tomorrow hopefully.  I'll still use wipes to take my makeup off, but then I'll use my skincare system whenever I get it.

I'm resolving to update my blog at least every second day.  I lost my mojo recently and just haven't had the energy to blog.  I lost my inspiration and motivation so I just need to get it back.

I would love to actually finish a bottle of nail varnish hehe I've never been even close to doing that, but would love to see if it's actually possible!

I collect cookbooks and love looking through them for inspiration.  I want to cook one new dish every second week at the minimum. 

These are just the thoughts that have been knocking around my head over the past few weeks.  I might update it as more ideas come to me :)

Do you have any resolutions?  Let us all know in the comments below :)


  1. Nice list of resolutions Karen, I hope you're better at keeping them than I am at keeping mine!! I'm with you on the weight loss one, although I'm putting it under an umbrella resolution of just being good to myself, which means being healthier and less overweight! Fingers crossed we can both do it :)

  2. Totally agreeing with the bcookbooks and the nail polish, dont' think I've ever finished anything apart from top and base coat......I'd also like to use body moisturiser at least twice a week, use my cookery books, pay at least €1500 off my credit card and clean the house more cos I love living here when it's all neat and tidy! I might also start a beauty blog aswell.....

    Looking forward to more blog posts....

  3. Good list, you really put some thought into it. I haven't even begun yet, shame.


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