Every blog, magazine and newspaper I have read in the last couple of weeks has featured something about new year’s resolutions, how to stay healthy, how to keep your stress down and much more. A new year is indeed a new beginning even if resolutions are usually out of our minds by February.
To be honest I have never followed the trend of doing resolutions or to treat January any differently than the year before, but this year I am feeling a bit more positive (and maybe wiser) so I don’t mind joining the crowds and follow the masses. I turned 29 yesterday so maybe it is just the nostalgia of leaving my 20’s behind, but who cares? Sometimes you try so hard to be different and unique when you should just do what makes you happy, no matter if anyone or no one is doing it.
I don’t want to look back on this year and realise I didn’t accomplish anything because I was too broad with my resolutions, so I will try to be quite specific about what I want to achieve and hopefully that will make it a bit easier. They are still quite challenging, but of course they should be. So… here are my resolutions, or maybe wishes, for 2015:
1. Appreciate the wonderful things in my life more often and write them down at least once a month: I am a very pessimist person, I always see the black in life and fail to see the bright things around me. I have been so fortunate in life and want to keep this present more often to help me on those dark times. It sounds a bit silly but I am sure I read somewhere that it is helpful to put it on writing… well if not then I’m doing it anyway!
2. Give a real try to yoga: 2014 was marked by an increasing anxiety that still overwhelms me. I have always been anxious about anything and everything, sometimes I can’t logically understand why a certain situation gets me that way and this is really difficult for my logical mind. So when I felt like it was just too much I looked for help and it has given me hope. I have been recommended to try out yoga and meditation so I want to give it a real try since my body is craving for some relaxation. By a real try I mean not bolting after one class!
3. Make this blog more personal: I love posting patterns and it drives most of my readers but whenever I read blogs I am always drawn to the ones that a are a bit more personal. The posts that share the good times and the bad times, the ones that share love, not only for their craft but for life. This post is my first try at making this resolution a reality, I would like to share a bit about life in general in all my posts and not only yarn and crochet (though there will always be plenty of that don’t worry!)
4. Take more photographs, go on a photo journey around town once a month: I really like photography, I am always in awe by the quality of photographs of blogs nowadays and how people take their camera everywhere and capture beautiful moments and places. I never take pictures, not even of my boyfriend and I! I don’t know why but I am a bit embarrassed about going out by myself with my camera around my neck or taking my camera out in social occasions. I really don’t know why 😛 So it is a really good reason to do it just because of that.
5. Throw a dinner party for friends: This sounds so lame! I used to invite people over to my flat in my home country all the time, for a movie, for dinner, for ice cream in front of the TV, anything! Ever since I moved to the UK I have been a bit less social and also the culture here is different and people don’t invite to each other’s homes as often as in South America. However, I should make an effort and throw at least one dinner party in my flat this year, it will be an excuse to clean my flat at least! 🙂
6. Participate more in the wooly, knitty and crochet world: I think the knitting/crochet community is one of the most awesome things ever. I have met so many nice people through my knit club and have received such beautiful comments from readers that I can’t be anything than grateful to be part of it. However, I haven’t been interacting in this world enough: through comments in other blogs, twitter, instagram or Ravelry forums so I really want to make an effort to get to know this crafty world even better and participate in more groups on Ravelry. I have just become a member of the Knit British group, if you haven’t heard Louise’s podcast I truly recommend it even though there is no crochet in it 😛
So there you have it, I think six is a good number and it doesn’t seem impossible to achieve. I could even share some of this here in the blog if you guys are interested, let me know! And if you have any resolutions of your own I would love to hear about them, just leave a comment 🙂
Hope you have a great weekend!