A New Chapter

2014 is almost over and it’s almost time for our social media feeds to be inundated with the usual ‘new year, new me’ bullshit resolutions that we make every year and forget about almost instantly. I don’t like to make resolutions as such but prefer to set myself goals to achieve by the end of the year. Some are just little personal feats for myself whereas others will hopefully have a much broader effect on the success of my upcoming 2015!

Let my hair grow! 
I’ve worn extensions since I was 17 and I’m bored of it now, but in order to stop wearing them altogether I need to improve the condition of my current barnet. Trims every 6-8 weeks, minimum heat styling and lots of conditioning hair treatments are on the agenda.

Get my 700th coaster credit
2015 is going to be a much quieter year for me on the theme park front. I have a big trip to Japan planned for September but other than that I’ll be sticking to mini weekends away to get my fix.

Clear all the coasters in the UK
It’s the silly things that make you happy but I would love to achieve this in 2015. It shouldn’t be too hard as I’ve only got about 6 left in the UK but as luck would have it they’re all fairly spread out so it’ll be a lot of UK sightseeing for me this theme park season.

Stop spending money on crap! 
I am so bad for this. Impulse buying things on eBay or just popping into Primark for a browse and leaving with a brown paper bag full of stuff I don’t need. I’d hate to see how much money I throw away this way so hopefully 2015 will see me saving a nice little chunk from this one!

Make an impression at my new job 
Starting the 12th January I will be working in the Artist Relations department for MAC Cosmetics. I’m still in a bit of a daze that I am actually now an Estee Lauder employee with a ‘real job’ in the city but I’m going to do my best to snap out of it and take the bull by the horns. I’m shitting myself at the prospect of being the new girl, but stupidly excited at the same time.

I hope I can achieve all of these and more! I find that making a mini-list and ticking off achievements is really good for self-esteem and if I’m having a rubbish day can be a really good pick-me-up to look back and see how much I’ve succeeded in doing. 2014 was stupidly enjoyable from a personal perspective and I hope 2015 will give my professional life a chance to catch up.

Happy New Year everyone, onwards and upwards!