So 2015 starts tomorrow!
The Soph who entered 2014 a whole 365 days ago, could not be more different to the Soph that will leave 2014.
And actually, I’m proud. I’m proud of who I’m becoming and I’m proud of what I’ve learnt.
2014 has been a rather eventful year; I moved out, I went on a crazy family holiday, I started a new qualification at work, I went to my first fashion show, I’ve met so many different people from a lot of different backgrounds, and I started my blog. The first and latter probably being two of the best things I’ve ever done.
So what has 2014 taught me? A lot.
And it’s all these lessons that have kinda gone into my 2015 new year resolutions, and I thought I’d share these with you guys in this post!
(I think this is the most important, hence being first on the list!)
Like I mentioned, I’ve met so many different people this year, and some have had more of an impact on me than others. One person in particular taught me what I’m about to write, and even though they don’t realise quite what an impact they had on me, I am so thankful that I was able to learn this.
Life is too short. Fact. Life’s too short to worry, care too much about what other people think, and take life any more seriously than you need to. I think we all need to live on the wild side a bit more, go out, do stupid things and learn from our mistakes. At the end of the day, the important things in life is not work, paying the bills, or trying to please everyone, but making memories with friends and family, and creating stories that you can tell your grandchildren one day, stories that they’re gonna laugh at, and probably think you’re way stupid and uncool! But hey, life is meant to be lived. So that’s why number one on this list is to,
Live a little more.
2. Don’t be afraid to say yes.
I think this is quite a popular resolution, but simply saying ‘yes’ to things, rather than ‘let me think about it’, or ‘maybe’, can open so many new doors and create so many new opportunities, that I’m starting to wonder why I haven’t started doing this before.
It couldn’t be more simple, and the feeling of achieving things in the past has always made me feel great, so why not!
3. Don’t be afraid to say no.
Okay, yes, I realise I’ve completely contradicted myself here, but bear with me…
Saying ‘yes’ to something could possibly be the best thing you ever do, however, being able to say ‘no’ to someone, whether it be an opportunity that simply isn’t right for you, or standing up to someone who is, or has been taking you for granted, can also make you feel amazing.
I feel like I go along with a lot of things and a lot of people too easily, and quite often I’m afraid to say no, or convey my own opinion or how I feel. And it’s this that I’m hoping to work on in 2015!
Now to some less serious ones!
4. Read more.
I used to LOVE reading. It used to be a bit of a standing joke that I could open my own library with the number of books I had! And it’s quite sad that I don’t have the time to just sit and read anymore.
So 2015 is going to be the year that I get back to being a bookworm!
5. Eat healthier and get back to the gym… no, I really mean it this time!
I had a phase of about 2 months this year, where I hammered the gym and ate so healthy that I really toned up and felt pretty good about myself!
Now, this was on the lead up to my holiday so yes, I was thinking about what I was going to look like in any poolside photographs, and this was my motivation. As soon as I got back from holiday…
I stopped the gym, and during revision weeks started consuming whole jars of Nutella. (Erm, no, not in one go… I’m not that bad!)
So I’m determined to get back on it! Maybe I just need to book myself another holiday…?
So, there you go! My 2015 New Years Resolutions!
What are yours? :)