#41 My New Years Resolutions

3 Jan

2012 was a pretty decent year for me. I passed my first year of university and spent the summer working. It didn’t seem too much fun at the time (as where I was working is not related to my degree in anyway) but looking back now it was a good thing for me to do at the time and I did gain skills. I moved into my new student house with 4 amazing girls. Some of whom I didn’t know too well before, but I have developed great friendships with now.  I also joined a society in October, which has been really rewarding and I have met some new people through that too. And all through 2012 I had my lovely boyfriend at my side! We had some great weekends away exploring new cities in England but it was hard being away from him during the University vacations. Not to forget, this blog! I started this blog at the end of October and haven’t really looked back since!

I didn’t really make resolutions last year, so this year I am going to make an effort to make some changes in my life. On a personal level, I really want to start getting involved in more things, especially at uni. I made a commitment when I joined the society I am in and I am really going to keep up with it through attending all meetings etc. I also want to try and lead a more healthy and active lifestyle. I have started doing some yoga at home which has really helped with my stress levels at the moment which are through the roof due to my impending exams. When I get back up to uni I really want to start going running again too. Keeping with the health theme, I need to start drinking more water and less fizzy drinks. Eating less dairy is on my list too. These should help my skin too, which has been playing up a little recently. And obviously I need to cut out all unhealthy foods etc.

I also need to sort out my spending habits. They have got a bit better since the start of 2012. There was one point where I was making an ASOS order every two weeks. That is not healthy for my finances. Like I say I have got better since then. I think I am going to give myself the 100 day spending ban that a few bloggers are doing. Obviously you are allowed to buy some things like essentials, uni stuff and my boyfriend celebrates his birthday this month so I will be buying him a present. But I will not be purchasing any new beauty products, clothes, take-aways and stuff like that. This should also help me achieve another resolution of mine which is to use up more of the products I have before buying new ones. I have a couple of storage boxes FULL of products that I haven’t used and this needs to change!

I also really want 2013 to be a good year for me professionally. I have been looking for summer placements relevant to my degree for a while now but nothing has come of it. I have contacted over 20 companies so far and nothing. I am definitely not giving up yet and I know I won’t hear back from everyone so the search continues! I also really want to keep up with this blog and make it the best it can be.

Sorry for the long post but it feels good to have these things written down and published to everyone on the internet. Then I can look back and will motivate me to keep going as I don’t want to let anyone down! That may sound a bit silly but it makes sense to me!

I am wishing you all a prosperous 2013, and if you have written your resolutions please leave your links below and I will be sure to read them :)

J xo

ps. I am now on Bloglovin’ so please follow my blog through that! :)


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