Thursday, 1 January 2015

Fifteen in 2015

As the new year rolls in we often make new years resolutions. I don't know about you but when I set myself resolutions, they are normally set to the tune of  "it's time to quit something or I should be limiting this".

Putting inward barriers on yourself leads to no where. Or in at least my case, these kinds of new year resolutions have always been unsuccessful.

A new years brings the same butterflies of promise as a birthday does. The same ideals that this year will be different, better and brighter.

These things are all possible, change is possible. You just have to believe.

Believe in yourself.

The one thing that will make this year different than the rest is, you. You can and will (if your allow yourself) bring around change.

Change doesn't have to be big or quick. It can be slow or gradual. It can be simply as small are swapping green tea for your builders or walking an extra ten minutes a day.

2015 will also be my 29th year, so with that I have thought of 15 things that I would love to have accomplished by 2016 and by the time I turn 30.

1, run a marathon - DONE!
2, keep a constant exercise routine- nope, this has NOT happened! very much need to improve!
3, get back into reading -I've been reading a lot more! loving it!
4, volunteer- I am currently looking for the right opportunity
5, Pass my driving test- DONE!
6, make a house a home - In process
7, Bake a decent dairy free cake- The boy did make a lovely dairy free chocolate cake... if that counts?
8, learn a new skill - DONE!
9, say yes more - I'm trying
10, see more friends - I have been catching up with them all!
11, this will be the year of no hangovers - so far so good
12, go on a long holiday - Not yet, maybe next year!
13, treat my mum to a special day out - Ive taken her out for dinner but still need a day out!
14, make time for selfcare- could do with some more me time! will make it a priority
15, be truly myself, at all times- Yes, this year, I have been truly and completely me!

This list is full of attainable goals that I can both look forward and challenge myself with. They are things that can happen within my current means and circumstance.
By setting yourself attainable, reasonable goals, success is just around the corner.

I wish you all a very happy new year!
What are you looking forward to in 2015?
What are some of your attainable goals?


  1. Such a great list Liz! I volunteer at my sons school and love it so much, good luck with the marathon training I would love to do a 10k for charity as I did 5k previously Xx

  2. Happy New Year! These are some really great goals and they do sound achievable :) xx

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  3. Happy New Year!! I look forward to updates on your progress... my goal this year is to look after myself and Maddie as best I can, putting us first as much as possible. I also want to make extra effort to do things that make me happy - even if those things are cleaning and tidying up!! lol! Having a tidy house makes me happy, what can I say?!
    Anyway... enough of the essay... Look forward to more posts from you and talking on twitter more hun,
    Rach xx

  4. Excellent list!! Quite a few of these are goals that I have had in mind too - especially the saying yes more :) Look forward to hearing how you progress. Happy 2015! xo Hephzibah

  5. I love this list, especially treating your mum to a day out, how lovely :) I also want to learn a new skill.
    Emma x
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  6. Happy New Year! Believing in yourself is something I truly believe in! You are responsible for your own happiness. It's great to set out goals to achieve and to be able to look back at the end of the year to see how many you have achieved! Good luck!
    Carrie | What I Love Today x

  7. The year of no hangovers, hear hear! That made me smile because that should be somewhere on my list too!
    Happy new year!!
    Laura | elelibee

  8. Lovely list! You're going to do so well in the marathon and YOU WILL pass your driving test chummy :D xx