So, to closely follow on from my 2014 highlights, I thought I’d share my goals for this year, along with how I plan to stick to them.
I love reading, spending an afternoon lost in a book is one of my favourite past times, but in the last few years, I feel like the only time I actually read is on holiday. So this year I plan to get back into reading by aiming to read 12 books in 12 months. I got some great reads for Christmas, and love the suggestions on A Model Recommends. I’ve started the year with A Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith which I can’t put down! Let me know if you have any recommendations!
2) Keep Running
I achieved lots with my running in 2014, but I’m about to start a new job with the rota from hell, lots of nights, evenings and weekends making running events difficult for the next 6 months. To keep running I’m committing to running every week, no matter how far, and taking part in the Virtual Runner events every months. Virtual Runner provides online monthly races, where to commit to running a distance, usually 5km, 10km or half and then submit proof of your run in exchange for a medal. Its super cheap, usually 5 or 6 pounds and the profits go to charity. Brilliant.
3) Be more creative
A few years ago, I bought a sewing machine and went from scientist to running my own craft stall in a few months. Years of studying science had beaten nearly all the creativity I had out of me. I didn’t realise what I was missing out on. Starting sewing reignited my creative side, and since then I’ve been increasingly drawn to doing more creative things; from photography to crafts. To help I’ve been scouting blogs such as Nouvelle daily and a beautiful mess for ideas.
4) Keep in touch
With the rota for hell on the horizon I’m committing this year to making a conscious effort to keep in touch with friends and family. Each month I’m going to send a cute card to a friend, or parcel to a relative to brighten there day and let them know I’m thinking of them, despite being far away.
My last goal is to achieve my dream job. I’m finally at a point in my career where I have applied and have been shortlisted for the dream job in the dream city (London).
What are your 2015 goals?