New Year Resolutions… Welcome 2014

First Instagram of 2014… #SocialAddict

So it is 2014. A whole new year for a whole new start. And after the last year I could do with a new start. Therefore, it’s time for an annual event… The making of new year resolutions. So, without further ado, here are my resolutions for 2014.

Firstly, there is the standard resolution to lose weight through some form of diet and exercise. This year it’s all about Slimming World (yay, food optimising!), swimming and exercise videos (I need to reacquaint myself with Davina’s videos). I know it’s a combination that wins as I used it as a framework for my time at university and was the flattest/most toned I have ever been. It gave me the confidence I need to be proud of my body so now I need to match the outside to the inside. So, along with my parents, it’s time to get back on the wagon and switch the skittles for a few grapes.

Secondly, there are my blogging resolutions. They mostly consist of improving my blog and finding my place in the blogosphere. As I’ve only been blogging since October, I’m still new to the scene but that doesn’t mean my plans are small. I’ve already begun on some plans so keep an eye on the blog to find out where it all leads. Not to mention the many experiments that will be recorded on here as my style develops and grows more throughout the next year. Or the blogger meet-ups I’ll be keeping an eye out for (let me know if you’re organising any). Hopefully this will make for an exciting 2014. 

Thirdly, it’s time for a bit of pie in the sky. On top of improving Counter-Couture, I’m also planning to research what it would take to set up my own book-selling teashop. As it’s not particularly fashion-related I won’t be blogging about it much on here. However, if you do want to know how my research is going let me know, as I’m considering doing a video diary series on the process. It’s been a dream of mine since I was 16 years old so to be told it could be a reality, with a lot of hard work and reduced social life, is amazing! That’s another product to add to my life 🙂

And last, but definitely not least, is my life as a Christian. I’ve set myself a resolution for my quiet times in 2014 (the time that Christians ideally set aside to read their Bible and chat with God) as I’ve been rather appalling towards the end of 2013. The challenge is to read, however long it takes, the entire Bible. I’ve done it before but with a plan. This year I’ve brought the Message translation, as an e-book, which is paraphrased in everyday English so that I can read it like a novel. It’ll be interesting to see how it impacts on my life down the line.

So those are my New Year resolutions. How about the rest of you? Anything interesting or challenging coming your way?

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