Hello there :D
I can't believe it is now 2015, I also can't believe it was March 2014 when I last wrote a blog post! :(
It is safe to say 2014 was a wash out, well, it was pretty pants to be honest apart from a couple of lovely highlights such as the birth of my gorgeous niece and a family engagement!
I was glad when it was over but I'm not really a fan of the whole 'New Year' thing. It makes me look back on the year gone past, which in this instance wasn't much cop, and it reminds me that I'm now heading into another year of getting older, feeling a bit left behind on the shelf, lost and hoping 2015 will be different!
So... after much reflection (and a cheesy romcom) I decided to make a new years resolution that covered a large area of my life, couldn't be broken and might push me to be a better person....
Can you guess what it may be?
My New Years Resolution is...
to fall in love!
Yes! Whether it be with a person, a hobby or just life itself, I am determined, no, I NEED to make this year different and live my life! I have wasted too many years of my life where I have just floated along and gone through the motions without really making the most of, well, anything!
Last year I started an office job in civil engineering and I struggled to find the energy or the mentality to really get out of the slump I was falling deeper and deeper into, I became lazy and distant, more bitter and miserable as the year went by, I didn't want to do anything.
I felt disappointed with my life and sad, I needed to earn money and being unemployed for so long after my degree I was relieved when I finally got 'a job' but it had no relevance to what I'd love to do or what I dream about and I think I found it a bitter pill to swallow, I felt like my degree was a waste and the dept was a deep scar.
The break over the holiday season was much needed and it made me reassess my mentality. I need to take these negatives and turn them into positives! Setbacks should be seen as temporary road blockages or stepping stones, just like mistakes can make a piece of art or at least it is something you can learn from. I need to not take things so seriously and take life as it comes. I need to change and I think finding love is a great goal to aim for! :D
I already have a few ideas for getting my creative bones shaken up! I haven't drawn in ages so that will be my first step and I really want to improve my sewing so I will make an effort to find time to practice this.
I am also going to get out more, or at least try to, I was a complete hermit last year!ha! :D
Here are a few things that I did get up to in 2014! I suppose I wasn't that lazy then :)
|I had my hair cut a lot|
shorter than usual
I had a 'rebel' moment and got two tattoos done in one sitting. The copyright symbol represents my strong feelings about how copyright should be respected, it breaks my heart when I read about individual designers having their designs ripped off by other people or worse well known companies!
And obviously the saying 'One day' is close to my heart, one day it will happen but it is me that has to make it happen, it is constant reminder that I am in charge.
|I had my hair cut even shorter!|
I taught myself via the internet how to upholster our dining room chairs as a gift to my parents! :D tricky but enjoyable!
|Another haircut and I|
went for a change of colour
I took part in a Tapathon for Children In Need! Such fun!
I made some soft padded clutch bags to give as presents...
And I got crafty at Christmas! :D
Unfortunately the patchwork place mats turned out a bit too adventurous than originally planned so they took longer than thought and I missed the Christmas deadline... um... and are yet to be finished but they will be soon! promise! :D
So it is time to say Goodbye to 2014 and a big fat HELLO to 2015! The year of change!
Thank you for reading!
*bows and walks off stage*