I guess I should start this post with "Happy New Year!" I hope everyone had the greatest time bringing in 2015 - wherever you were. In true "New Year, New Me" style, I have made a list of things that I would like to dedicate my time to this year - blogging being one of them. Afterall, someone recently said to me "do what you love". Towards the end of 2014 my blogging effort slipped, and I blamed having a full time job for consuming my time - but its a poor excuse. So I am committed more than ever now to blog on a regular basis and I am definitely starting as I mean to go on.
I have been reflecting on last year a lot recently...as I guess you tend to do when its a new year! I have realised how much of a whirlwind it has been and how fast it went. I finished University in June and somehow managed to get a full time job, which has allowed me to face new challenges in an area that I hadn't really considered before. It also meant that I have been lucky enough to meet some incredible people at the same time - which was of course a bonus. So in the same breath, I am excited for 2015, as I have no idea what other challenges it is going to bring.
I have the standard resolutions for this year - get fit, be nice, drink less coffee, but I read a quote recently, (which I have been finding myself doing a lot of) that mentions only talking about what you love. It seems sensible to want to reduce any negativity around you and that should probably start with yourself...I find it too easy to say I don't like things but this is mainly just habit when actually, it may just "not be my favourite".
So aside from blogging, being positive, drinking more coffee (whoops), I want to do an activity that is going to push me - so "Sundays at the climbing wall" may now actually become a thing. Who knows, maybe one day I will get to the top of one?! It has also been highlighted to me (repeatedly) that my geography knowledge may be somewhat lacking. You would think having a best friend with a Geography degree would have paid off? Apparently not. Therefore I want to learn more, and maybe this could be an ideal excuse for me to go to new places.
I realise that this post has probably rambled, but this year I feel like I have a much longer and varied list of things I want to achieve than any previously. I would be keen to hear what your New Year aims are? Or alternatively - if any of you have any geography facts you want to share...these are also welcomed!
Happy Saturday X
My quote of the week: "You think its cool to hate things. And it's not. It's boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don't".