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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!

She Writes Blogger Ball #5

22 Jul

I’m a member of She Writes, a support community for women writers, and this weekend, I’m participating in their Blogger Ball, touring other writers’ blogs and hopefully getting visits back. To see the full list of bloggers participating, click on the bookshelf icon below:

Welcome to the SheWrites Blogger Ball!

For anyone visiting through the Blogger Ball, this is a relatively recent blog, and it’s not exclusively focused on the writing process, or on anything at all to be honest – I’m in the process of moving over from Blogspot, where I still have a travel blog, and I write about anything and everything that springs to mind.

If you are blog-hopping, feel free to have a look around, if you want to start at the beginning there’s a short introduction post here. And please leave a comment so I know you’ve visited and I can return the favour!