New Years’ Resolutions

It’s 10.30pm and I’m sitting here wondering what to blog about tonight.  Then I realise what date it is, and how close to the end of yet another year it is.

Every year seems to fly by faster than the last, so it’s no surprise that many of the goals I set for myself and our family weren’t achieved – we ran out of time!

So this year, I plan on the following:

1. Lose weight (again).  In September/October, I lost 6kg and was feeling great, but I then stopped trying, for whatever reason.  I knew Christmas was coming up so I wasn’t going to start again around that time, so I figure the New Year is as good a time as any to start trying again.  The great thing is, I know now that I can do it.  It’s just a matter of sticking to the healthier foods and exercising just that bit more.

2. Save some money! I am determined to try the 52 week savings plan – the first week you deposit (or put in a piggy bank, if you prefer) $52, then the second week you deposit $51, then the third week $50, etc. until the final week you deposit $1. By the end, you have saved $1378.00.  Put that in an appreciating savings account, and you’ll have a bit more.  The only problem with this is that “spare” money is a rarity, but with trying to eat better, some money should be saved from takeout, etc.

3. Find my passion.  As I blogged about a week or so ago, since becoming a mother 2 years ago, I feel like I’ve lost myself.  I don’t have anything I’m really passionate about beyond my family.  I want to rekindle that, and find something I’m good at and that I enjoy (and, if possible, something I could do as a living, but that’s not entirely necessary).  I really feel like I’m just going through the motions at the moment, so it would be nice to find something that I truly enjoy.

4. Renovate more of our home.  We have secured a secondhand kitchen that is newer than ours, and we’re finally going to have the new kitchen we’ve wanted for the last near-5 years! I’m so excited I could puke.  I cannot wait to have a new (bigger! brighter! better!) kitchen to prepare our meals in.  I’m really looking forward to that alteration.  Plus completing all the other, smaller, odd jobs around the house, like putting the skylight in the bathroom, setting up the new mailbox, finding a replacement window for the laundry, sanding and varnishing floorboards, that kind of thing.  Just start getting this place looking like it’s a home rather than a buildsite.

So I think that’s it for now – they’re the things I really want to achieve in the New Year.  How about you? Any big plans or big ambitions for the new year?