Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Year's thoughts

Can you still make New Year Resolutions two weeks into the new year?

I'm back at university now, and firmly into a big project, firmly but not securely. 
Admittedly I am surprised that it's already been two weeks, it crazy how fast last year went and what's more crazy, I can't really remember anything about it. Of course there's  few things, but mostly, I don't remember, good times with friends and family, times I got over my fear of the unknown and things that made me think differently about myself and who I want to be.

I've seen these 'Memory Jars' around on Pinterest for a couple of years now and to be honest I think it's a brilliant idea, but knowing me, it would be something I'd do a few times then probably forget about it, which is a huge shame!

So this year I will get a jar/container of some sort and fill it with all sorts of good things that I don't want to forget. 

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I love the idea about going back through it at the end of the year maybe christmas day 2014 because that's a day that is all rush rush rush then calm for hours. Always has been, just the way we do things :)

Has anybody tried this? Was it effective and enjoyable to read and look back on? I'd love to hear anybodies thoughts and experience with the idea! Looking forward to (hopefully) being impressed and relaxed about what's happened and what I've achieved.


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome 2014

A New Year, A New Me.
That's what a lot of us probably said last night, but probably only some of us remember that...

So as the saying goes, a new me is on the cards. 
2013 was, an interesting year, ups and downs just like any other, but I can admit that I am not sad to see it finish. 

I'm not normally one for New Years Resolutions, mostly because I think if you don't like something about yourself then why wait until the new year? Another reason is because I'm very forgetful. No two ways about it, I forget everything, and 2013 was the year I realised that a year planner was my friend!!! We had them at school and I think I took advantage of it, not really using it for it's proper use. But now, well I don't really go anywhere without it, unless I loose the plot completely and leave the house without it... kind of defeating the objective isn't it...


As I have a memory like a sieve I thought of a way to keep me in check and to remind myself, daily about what I want to achieve and how to go about it. I've gone an changed my laptop background to just something I whipped up on photoshop.

This is for me, specifically the things I need to remind myself to do. The things on here are in particular for my university work, a lot of the work we do involve a lot of work and progresses and documenting it. 

Just to elaborate a few...

Work Better/ Find inspiration first - Although I take a very arty subject I really do struggle to find inspiration, this then means I get behind on my work. If I just research into things first, find the inspiration I think this will make it a lot easier for myself. 

  Blog like a diary - I've never been good at remembering to write things down, or document things. I mean when I was younger I started a few diaries, but it only lasted about 4 days. Life would get busier, I'd have really poor time management and as per usually I'd forget... I need to work on my memory, I know.

Give up Fear - Now I know how this much look, and yes it does sound silly. I recently realise how much the two words 'What' and 'If' actually control my life and the things I do and quite a lot of the time, the things I don't do. 

I don't normally make them and I struggle to keep them. However I feel that sharing them with you and keeping them in my sights, because come on, not a day goes by with out my going on my laptop to go on  facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr and all that other good stuff, then I might stand a better chance of remembering and maybe even achieving some of my New Year Resolutions. 

What are your goals for 2014?