Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Resolutions 2015

Here they are, in no particular order:

Stop biting nails (filing them is okay)
This has been a bad habit for as long as I can remember. I definitely used to be a lot worse (I would bite them until they all bled), but I still am pretty terrible. I find I do it mostly in the car if I'm sitting in traffic. It mostly comes out of bordem, stress, or just restlessness (I pick a lot of labels too). It's also partly mild OCD. I don't like jagged, or uneven edges so I am constantly picking at my nails if I have the tiniest little snag in it. 2015 will be the year of nice nails!

Workout on my days off
I was being really consistent with this before I got my night position at work. I used to, any time I had a day off, make sure I either hit the pavement running, or got sweating at the gym. Now that I've been on nights for the last month and a half, I've been way more complacement with this task. I definitely don't workout when I'm on my five days "on" because I am way to preoccupied with sleep, and even on my five days off I am still finding myself making excuses to not get moving either. So in order to get my tummy toned and my thunder thighs back down to a decent size, I best get cracking on this one.

Spend minimum 1hr outdoors every day
This one should be pretty easy to follow through with since I already go out pretty much everyday to walk the dog. Right now, most of the time I will drive to the dog park, and then only actually be outdoors at the park for maybe 30 or 45 minutes. Or, if I take the dog out walking, I have a couple different loops that I do, but the longest one is only about 40 minutes. So, I'm hoping it should be pretty easy to just extend these walks and  "outdoor time" that extra fifteen minutes.  

Pay off debt
Mark and I have been working on this since I finished school. We started paying back my students loans in March of 2014 and we've already paid off over half of it, so I think I am pretty safe to set myself the goal of having the rest paid off, not only this year, but I am eagerly hoping within the next six months. Debt free will = stress free 2015!

This one is probably lowest priority on my list, but I figure I'd toss it in. I used to know how to knit years ago (my nona taught me), but I haven't done it for years, and I think it would be nice to get back into. No more having to by mittens or toques or socks, I could just make them myself.

Blog (read, write, photography)
I really love what blogging has brought to my life already, and I am very eager to continue on with this past time, and see what the future of it holds for me. I really would like to work on some more skilled photography to go along with it, but I think as long as I am keeping up with the writing I will find it a benefit in my life, because it's so nice to have a release like this.

Eat out less (i.e. cook more)
This one is kind of two fold. Mark and I eat out a lot, like A-LOT! Way more than necessary and if we can cut back on this, not only will we be eating better, but we'll be saving money as well which means, more money to spare to either drop into savings, or to get the debt paid off faster.

Coach volleyball
I used to coach volleyball years ago, but I have since lost a lot of my connections and now it's just not a part of my life any more. A friend from volleyball currently does some coaching, so I have already offered to help out if he needs, so I am hoping he takes me up on my offer and I get to get involved again. I used to find it so fulfilling, and I really miss the developmental aspect of it so I hope, even if the friend doesn't take me up on my offer, that I will be able to find somewhere else where I can help out.

Stop swearing
This is the newest addition to my list of resolutions. Never as a kid, or even a teenager did I swear. It was just something I never did. It didn't happen in my household, and as far as I was aware, it was wrong, rude, and inappropriate to use that kind of language. However, as I have gotten older, and after living in a house with three boys instead of a family with all girl siblings, my offensive vocabulary definitely expanded. Well, in the last two years or so, even though I use the foul language myself, I've noticed more and more that when I hear other people use the language, I am utterly disgusted. So, I am going to try extremely hard to no longer use swearwords. There is no need for them.

So, there it is! My 2015 resolutions. I know it's a lot to think about, but I think most of them are relatively low key so I'm feeling pretty confident that I should be able to keep up with them throughout the year! 

I'd love to hear what you have planned for 2015!


  1. The "stop swearing" is a great goal. I'm like you, I never used to swear, but the f-word has slowly made its way into my vocabulary. Wtf?? (hehe) There's no need for it. No more f-bombs in 2015! I'm really happy that you're enjoying blogging, keep on blogging on! It just gets better over time.

  2. Thanks for the support Miriam!

  3. Great goals!! I'm excited for you to tackle all of these - I know you'll be happy about it.

  4. So glad you have gotten the blogging bug!! I'm sure P wishes I would add the swearing one to my list but that's not f'ing happening ;) I'm actually much less a potty mouth than I use to be. Best of luck on your 2015 goals!

    1. Haha! Yes, it's a bit of a tough one to break! Thanks for the good luck wishes!