New Year’s Resolutions

1 Jan

Hello, hello, and a Happy New Year to you all! I hope that everyone rang in the New Year splendidly last night, I personally spent the evening at an anime party in Banbury. Now, just to set the record straight, I don’t like anime. But I like spending New Year’s Eve alone even less, so anime it was, although thankfully not too much of it! But the point of this post isn’t really to ramble about my evening, so I’ll attempt to get to the point.

You see, like most of the Western world, I’ve spent today doing two things: nursing a hangover, and making New Year’s resolutions. I’m only going to talk about one of those two things though, and based on the title of this entry, you’ve probably guessed that it’s the latter (a description of my hangover would probably not last very long, to be fair). As I’ve had problems in the past with setting too many goals, thus making them unachievable, I’ve tried to be more realistic this year. And so, without further ado, this year I will:

  1. Complete January’s NaBloPoMo. This will hopefully make up for my failure to complete it last November. I also want to blog more consistently, and keep to at least two posts per week all year.
  2. Graduate with a 2:1. Basically, this means that I have to work hard. I managed to get a 2:1 in my second year, so it should be within my grasp this year, but I do have to knuckle down a little, especially with regard to my dissertation.
  3. Find something to do after graduation. A job, a postgraduate course, a trip around the world – anything to keep me from spending the next ten years in my parents’ living room watching old episodes of Friends and reciting the lines along with the characters (I already spend far more time than I ought to doing that!).
  4. Get up and go to bed at vaguely decent times. I’m a night owl, and for a while I was perfectly happy with this state of affairs. But then my bedtime started to creep later and later, and when I was going to bed at 7AM and waking up at 4PM I realised that something was very wrong. Next year, I will do my best to be in bed by 2AM every night (still late I know, but I am a student!) and up by 10AM.
  5. Stop biting my nails. This having been my resolution since I was around twelve years old, it’s the one which I’m least likely to stick to. But I’m hoping that the nail art pens which I discovered in Topshop today will help to make this year different!
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3 Responses to “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Lily January 3, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    Good luck with your resolutions! I’ve read that it helps to stop entertainment (internet, TV – even reading) at least 30 minutes before you go to bed so that your mind has a chance to quiet itself.

    By the way, I love the title of your blog.

    • julieffisher January 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks for the advice! I’ve heard that internet and TV are bad, but I always thought that reading before bed was supposed to help you relax, maybe I’ll try giving it up for a bit and see if it helps me sleep.

      Thanks! I had a travel blog last year called From Russia With Mixed Feelings, and I shamefully adapted the title when I created this blog.

  2. Erin@myveryeducatedmother January 4, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Good luck with your resolutions. Reading helps me fall asleep as long as it isn’t information I need to actually retain! (found you via NaBloPoMo)

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