I don’t want to be a walking cliché but I’m very excited about a fresh start this new year. Whilst 2013 was very good to me, I am so excited about 2014. This year really will be a new start for me in many ways as after over four and half years in the same position in the same organisation, I will be starting a brand new job later this month. I’m very excited about this new chapter (sorry, the cliches just keep on coming) but I’m also apprehensive. When you’ve been in the one job for a number of years, it can be daunting to start something different but I am totally ready for a new challenge. Once I get settled in my new role, I look forward to sharing more about my work with you.
Whilst I’m not one for making big new years resolutions, January is always a great time for making changes in your life and looking with optimism to the year ahead and what you could achieve. However, after over-indulging during December I know that lethargy can set in and the prospect of making a ton of changes can be too much. So baby steps is what I say!
Some of the small changes I want to make:
Read more books – I’ve cancelled my magazine subscriptions this year as I want to spend more time reading books. I’ll miss my monthly deliveries of Elle and Elle Decoration (this one especially) but I really want to spend time reading more books. Is there anything more satisfying than getting sucked into a storyline? I recently picked up an Elizabeth Hyde book in a charity shop so I think that will be my first read of the new year. Whilst I often read on my Kindle, I still like to hold a ‘proper’ book.
Eat less takeaways – towards the end of 2013, Phill and I were eating more takeaways then ever (and we had one last night to bring in the new year!). What was once a treat became a weekly occurrence. Time to nip this unhealthy habit in the bud!
Do more with family and friends – whilst I am generally an outgoing person, I do like my own company and sometimes I can get lazy when it comes to spending quality time with my nearest and dearest. More meeting up in person and less texting and Facebooking is what is required this year!
What big or small changes do you intend to make in 2014?