I don’t have any New Years Resolutions for 2015 per se, but I do have some things I want to achieve. I may have failed at some already though, and we’re only two weeks into the year.Oh dear…
1 – Eat more vegetarian
I would like to get a bit more variety into my meals, and I used to be really good at this so I know I can do it. Not sure it is going to save me loads of money as I will probably start buying all sorts of random expensive fruit and veggies, but I can live in hope! I got a pretty decent vegetarian cookbook for Christmas which I have already tried some recipes from so all I have to do is get started!
2 – Read Gone with the Wind (and 24 other books)
Everyone says this is an awesome book, and my mum says I will absolutely love it. And I do want to read it, I do, it’s just.. it’s massive, and also I saw the film and wasn’t that impressed. I haven’t given up yet though, I will manage to read this book (and 24 other books.. hmm)
3 – Knit more small things like socks and mittens
In the last few years I have mostly been knitting sweaters and cardigans for myself which means everything takes super long, and I don’t get things finished. So my aim was to knit more smaller items like socks, and mittens, which could then work as birthday / Christmas gifts, or, if I had to knit a sweaters, actually use some of the yarn I already have (I have 4 or 5 ”sweater projects” lying about at home just waiting to get started) Yeah. So on the 30th December I went into the local Yarn shop in Norway, saw a pattern for a traditional sweater that I love, and boom, I had spent a little bit too much money on yarn, patterns and needles for a sweater I technically should not be knitting. But whatever, that was in 2014 right? I also bought a book filled with traditional Norwegian sweater and cardigan patterns. This plan is gonna be tricky to stick to!
4 – Sign up for a couple of races to keep the running motivation
I am going back to Jog Scotland today for the first time in several weeks. I so am not motivated to do this! But running is good for you so I will go (also my jog leader is messaging me on Facebook wondering where I am. I have signed up for the colour me rad 5k in June though, as I have always wanted to run a 5 k whilst being pelted with rainbow coloured corn starch. Obviously.
5 – Try new things
This one is fairly broad – try a new recipes, go somewhere I haven’t been before, even if it’s just somewhere new in town, or just some sort of new crafting thing. This is basically an “easy” goal for me so that I can feel I have managed to stick to at least one of my goals.
So those are my plans for 2015 – nothing too difficult I hope, well apart from the not knitting any sweaters thing..
How are you getting on with your New Year plans? Has the novelty of 2015 being a New Year worn off yet?