2014 goals!

I’m not going in for all the new Year resolution crap this year. Diet, exercise, less alcohol blah blah blah!! I’m not knocking those that are- more power to you but I NEVER keep my resolutions so I’m not going to even bother.

I can’t exercise due to the M.E and my diet will get back to normal after all the Christmas food and goodies are eaten. I no longer drink like a fish although I give it a good go on occasion I don’t feel I drink enough to say I need to cut down ( no I’m not an in denial alcoholic- honest).

So with this all in mind I put my own mind to things that I want to learn or achieve this year. I have also kept the list small and very simple so it’s more than possible to achieve and therefore maybe spur me on to do some more.

Since dealing with long term illness I have increasingly become better at appreciating the smaller things in life. Yeah don’t get me wrong I still want to win the Lottery and live the life but in the meantime it nice to find happiness in the LITTLE things.

**So first on the list is to learn to CROCHET!! I know ‘go me’ next I will be at the WI ( did contemplate it actually!). I’m an avid knitter but cannot for the life of me teach myself to crochet. So  I have today booked myself on a one day course at a local yarn shop in just over a weeks time- YAY. There is another follow on course in Feb so that will definitely be my next step if I get the hang of it.

**Second on the list is to acquire a fabulous (grown up style) camera with a proper lens and everything to get more into photography. This has mostly come about due to the blogging side of things. I want to take fabulous and inspiring pics like some of those brill bloggers out there! I have actually a new budget of £260 for this after a generous Christmas donation from both my Mum and my in-laws. My OH and I are pooling all our Christmas pennies together for this as he has just as much interest in photography as me ( more as he used to work in the photography business many moons ago). We know exactly the camera we want and are constantly checking the sales at the moment so it will be bought VERY soon I hope.

**This leads me onto my third goal which is more of a blogging goal. Once I get familiar with my camera then I’m going to get myself on Instagram baby!! I would like to be part of that via my blog  as a different outlet for it.

That’s it- see I told you it was short and sweet. Also I’m sure that you have noticed non of it is diet or exercise or health related. I’m thinking that if I can complete this list then it will boost me on to start other things too. All of which should bring some confidence boosting and enjoyment.

So here’s to my very small and non- health related goal list for 2014!

What’s on yours?




4 thoughts on “2014 goals!

  1. I agree completely with what you say about new years resolutions! With me, when I bother, they only last a day or two! I’ve done the same as you but am going to try and do a bit more for me, that is if the kiddies and hubby give me time to x

    1. That’s what I thought! My boys are teens now and can spend weekends doing their own thing. So I wanted stuff I would enjoy and not find a chore!! I’m never gonna be a skinny malinky with my illness so I’m moving on to things I know I can do 🙂

  2. OOh yes -a posh camera is such a good idea! All photos seem to look professional with it I’m sure! Screw not eating chocolate or dieting for January – it’s so miserable all I want to do is stuff my face! lol x

    1. LOL well I hate waste so that’s my excuse to keep eating the Christmas goodies! I know I envy those lovely professional looking photos so here’s hoping I can do the same 🙂

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