This winter I have been busy. So busy I have missed out on a lot. It will be worth it if I get my bonus this year but it has still taken me away from the things I love and the people I miss. When you work in retail Christmas is your busiest time there is no doubt about it but life goes on weather you are out socialising or at home working.
Next year we are planning Christmas in January. Presents meal you name it. We will still have a Christmas meal but a less hectic one.
I love Christmas and it truely is my favourite time of year it I am just too busy to enjoy it. The week of Christmas I will be in France snowboarding and relaxing so I don’t mind how hectic it gets right now.
My head is already rocking with what I want to achieve next year.
Last years goals
Miraculously my goals last year were all hit. I had to save for the wedding, make for the wedding and look after myself for the wedding.
I didn’t hit all my travel destinations but I did travel to Madrid, Bulgaria, Jersey, France and Yorkshire. This years travel is going to be really exciting with Japan and Italy on the cards!
My sister asked me what I would do if I could do anything. I said draw.
Draw and paint.
But actually put the effort in. Sit down and practice what I love. So I am setting myself a challenge. 12 pieces of art next year that I am brave enough and proud enough to sell. That’s only one a month but it will still be a challenge.
I still have to actually do it.
I have enough paints and pencils and even pads to get started but I can’t tell you the last time I sat down and created something I was proud of.
I have no issues spending money on food or events but when it comes to me I wimp out. Skincare and food I don’t mind spending money on, or holidays or meals out.
But me. I stop at me. I need a new back pack and I have been eyeing up a Fjallraven backpack but for some reason I haven’t bought it. I was hoping to get it for my birthday or Christmas but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
So I should just buy it for myself.
Why not, it’s not frivolous it’s essential and cheap backpacks don’t last.
I need one that fits my laptop and that won’t tire so I am doing my research and I want it in green or yellow.
I am also buying my first Mac. This will again be for my illustrations but I think it’s important to have a goal. This will be a an expensive bit of tech but to me it’s a necessity.
Getting the house sorted
I am a messy person and I need to get it sorted. My head and home are cluttered to the max and although I won’t be chucking out massive amounts of stuff somethings have to go. We are planning on buying a new kitchen and moving the bathroom. This is going to cost a lot so I need to start saving.
Read moreI love to read. It used to be every waking moment I would reach for my book and although I do have books on my phone I really do prefer to turn the pages so in the knew year I will write a list of books I plan on getting round to reading and a few I want to reread!
Organisation, self belief, travel and saving
I was to spend less on crap and invest more in me, my body, wardrobe, home and larder.
Less is more is my motto for next year