As I post this, I am sat in my dressing gown eating birthday cake for breakfast and watching Gilmore Girls. Happy 23rd Birthday to meeee!
February 1st is like my own personal New Year’s. It’s my birthday, so I’m a year older/supposedly wiser… It’s also the official end of January, which is, as far as months go, pretty shit. I like to think of my birthday as a celebration of surviving the January blues, as well as a celebration of the birth of a goddess of course.
So, here it is, my first blog post of 2019. I don’t want to write a lot of superficial “deep” bullshit about New Year’s resolutions or “new year new me” BUT I have made some vows to myself which I intend to keep to this year:
- Be more creative with my wardrobe – I spend hours (honestly, hours) on Pinterest scrolling through people’s outfit pics and thinking “wow she looks amazing, I would love to wear something like that” and then I realised that maybe if I stopped wearing the same skinny jeans and knitted jumper every FKN day then maybe I could look like that. SO I am going to step out of my fashion comfort zone a little bit this year – if you see me out and about looking absolutely ridiculous in leopard print just let me live okayyyyyyy!?
- Spend more time being present & in the moment – I am very guilty of begging M to watch a soppy film with me and then when he finally gives in (cos he always does) spending a lot of the time scrolling on my phone instead… Yeah I can see why that might be annoying… I’d like to spend more time living rather than watching other people live on Instagram/YouTube tbh. So that’s what I’ll be doing this year! Living my own life! What a revelation!
- Be cleverer with money – this year M and I bought a house, which at 22 years old is a big deal! I’m very proud, and in some ways I do feel like such a grown up. But then I’ll do something stupid like spend a few hundred pounds that I don’t really have on something designer that I don’t really need, and realise that I’m in fact, just a stupid 20-something year old. My sister (Amelia) said something to me last week that really stuck with me “why would you waste that money on a bag when you could go on holiday and see the world while you’re young, and have the bag when you’re old and boring” and tbh I think it’s the wisest thing she’s ever said. So Mils, thank you & I will!
I have a really good feeling about 2019. I feel like this is the year where I work really, really hard, so that in 2020 I can enjoy the fruits of all my hard work. If I can stick to these 3 self-promises then I know that this year will be just fabbbb.
What about you guys? Do you have any resolutions or vows that you’ve made for 2019? Or are you happy, just as you are? (Wow, that must feel good…)