Two times is a habit and three times a tradition, right? Well I’ve started this blog with my 2013 New Years Resolutions and continued to do so in 2014. So why change anything in 2015?
But before I get started I need to evaluate the outcome of 2014. (Read up here what those points where.)
#1 We did have a magical winter wedding even though there was no snow at all, I lost my voice the day I didn’t need it and our maid of honor had to cancel a day prior. That’s life. But it still was the greatest day and everything fell into place.
#2 I miserably failed this goal. Instead of loosing weight and feeling healthier I rather increased the problem.
#3 I did try to be a nicer person but I guess you can always do more. And I am sure there are people who would object…
#4 Well, just three weeks after I wrote down this goal I lost my job again. Three days prior to the wedding. However I didn’t leave the job until end of May. And I really don’t know what’s worth – having to leave right away or struggling with motivation every day for 5 months. I grew with this situation and I know I can handle it and I fought for the job but in the end it was better to go and leave it all behind. I do have a new job but I won’t say anything – not jinxing it again.
#5 I did it! I opened a Dawanda Shop (platform no longer exists) and I am so proud I did. There are a few things in there and I already sold one piece. There will be more so make sure to check in once in a while.
#6 I think I did a pretty good job here. Let alone with my advent DIYs I brainstormed so many ideas. I do have a more and I didn’t get all the projects done I wanted to. However I didn’t start the dream dress.
#7 I did try new recipes. Lets see if I had three of each board:
yummy cakes & sweets: I baked zucchini brownies and I threw together two recipes and came up with a maple cream cheese pie and I also tried the pull apart pumpkin bread and cinnamon cake
yummy food: I experimented with grilled cheese variations, made a pumpkin risotto and the crispy cheddar chicken
yummy salad: I tried lots of avocado recipes such as avocado and white beans, avocado tuna, green bean avocado and my favorite beluga lentil with apple
yummy soup: I really didn’t get any soup up here this year and I hardly ate any new soup either. This needs to change.
#8 & 9 Yeah, I did work on my blog and there is a new layout. It is my place and I wrote about the things that matter to me. And the blog is growing – (very) slowly but steadily. So I do something right and you like what I do here. Thank you!
But now lets have a look at my goals and guidelines and resolutions for 2015:
♥ 1: Get healthy, feel better get back to yourself. This includes loosing weight, getting rid of backaches and knee problems, eating healthier and exercising a bit. I will do a whole plan for this topic otherwise I am not sticking to it. Good thing hubby is right here with me by joining in.
♥ 2: Be nicer, be more patient, listen better. Doesn’t seem to be a big deal, well it is. I am impatient, things need to go fast and I get grumpy when it’s otherwise. Unfortunately hubby is the one dealing with my moods.
♥ 3: Declutter! It doesn’t matter what: my closet, my cupboards, my emails, my computer, my craft room, my stack of fabric… you name it and I could do it. I should do it! And while we are at it cleaning would be a good idea too.
♥ 4: Cook more (healthy) food. One recipe from every cook and baking book I own. Unfortunately I own mostly baking books. But still put those books to good use!
♥ 5: Invest time, fun and ideas into my Dawanda Shop (platform no longer exists). I would love to make a few sales this year. However I am not to big giving myself shout outs or doing lots of advertising on my behalf.
♥ 6: Classics. I realized throughout the last year when watching “Once upon a time” I really never read certain stories (Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…) and I also haven’t seen some classical movies (Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gone with the wind, Flash dance, etc.) I want to catch up and fill my void of not knowing.
♥ 7: Write more letters & postcards. I love getting mail unfortunately I don’t and that might be because I do not write myself. So here is to snail mail!
♥ 8: Invest in blogging. Work on this blog – still a few things I don’t like but I don’t have the skills (yet). So I will look into CSS. And I also feel like I want to go on a blogging event. I’ve been at The Hive and it was inspiring. Maybe an online course or a conference or just a meet up with blogger in real life.
♥ 9: Staying creative. Try new things, work with new materials and tackle those secret projects I carry around for years. Just remember the dream dress – and that is only one I told you about.
Wow now that is a list! Kinda overwhelming. So good thing that Elisa is doing a monthly link up with New Month Resolutions. I like this idea. But I like my long list too. But then you do get lost during the year… So I decided having my long & important list and breaking up tasks for the months so I can really do get something accomplished. And this way I might sneak in a few more things that didn’t make the big list. So I would basically get more things done?! Now that sounds like a plan!
Are you doing a list? How do you manage to keep on track? Let me know, need all the motivation I can get.
Happy planning, Tobia
Edit: Bine has asked about our plans for 2015 and what we think about it all so I have added this post to the linky.
Liebe Tobia, meine Vorsätze sind ganz ähnlich: gesünder leben, abnehmen, mehr Sport machen, ausgeglichener werden. Neu für dieses Jahr ist, dass ich meinen noch jungen Blog weiter voranbringen möchte. Darauf freue ich mich riesig! Und mich würde es auch reizen, auf ein Bloggerevent zu gehen. Mal schauen, was so kommt. Ich drück dir die Daumen, dass du all deine Wünsche realisieren kannst. Liebe Grüße von Claudia
ich wünsch dir ganz viel Erfolg beim umsetzen deiner Ziel. Und ganz viel Spaß beim bloggen – aber mach dir nicht zu viel Druck das funktioniert nicht und dann bringt es auch nix. Liebe Grüße, Tobia
I totally can relate to #6, because I had that too, and I started sneaking in more classics here and there :-) I love Jane Austen for instance, so that’s no big whoop :-)
And #8 is one of my resolutions too! I filled a Pinterest folder with resources, so that’s where I’ll be starting, and I am also thinking of taking a couple of the Blogcademy Home School courses, which are only $20 each: http://www.theblogcademy.com/shop/
And I’m also hoping to be able to attend Blogtacular in London, in June! Wanna come? We could be roomies! or just hang out :-)
Have a great weekend! xo
Yes motivated as I am I started Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and simultaneously trying out reading on (hubby’s) kindle. I am hooked and might need one of my own. And as for blogging – this sounds great. I’ll look into it and get in touch.
That’s a long list! I definitely could put some of these things on my (always on-going) list as well… I have a lot of goals for 2015. Maybe I’ll blog about it :)
San recently posted…A year in review: 2014
Yes please blog about it. It’s always fun to hear what others have on their plate and it inspires me to make additions.
To declutter is always necessary. I do it every new season. Kind of like spring cleaning…just also in the summer, fall and winter. ;)
Wow I am impressed every 3 months?! I don’t think I cleaned out my closet for the last 7 years or so…
Ein wundervoller und so persönlicher Post!
Dein Rückblick und erst Recht Deine Vorsätze sind
sehr inspirierend. Ich finde mich in einigen wieder.
DANKE, dass Du Dich noch in die Liste eingetragen hast!
Alles Gute für 2015!
Liebe Grüße, Bine
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ganz lieben Dank für deinen Kommentar. Ich freu mich immer wenn du hier vorbeischaust.
Dir auch alles Liebe für 2015, Tobia