2015 Lifestyle Changes

lifestyle changesHi there blog, long time no posts!

I honestly can’t believe that it is now seven days into 2015, already it seems like this year is going to go whooshing past. Per usual with the start of a new year comes the outpour of new years resolutions. And again here am I battling with myself about whether I should make some or just leave it be. I know I will never stick with what I plan. My aunt told me a few weeks ago that at her gym, January is a crazy busy month and then slowly dies down and it’s just back to the regulars. Proof that no one sticks to New Years resolutions?

My main problem is that I love to make lists and making a list of resolutions is oh so tempting. So tempting that I decided to make a general outline of things I want to do in 2015, rather than a list of specific goals. I think that in the long run its a better idea and will actually help me to change a few things in my life, even if only a little. I want to make 2015 all about being productive and getting the most out of life!

Be more Productive

I started my morning/afternoon by laying in bed till 3pm. I wasn’t even sleeping, just laying there thinking about different things. This is why I think it is very important that I start being more productive this year. One of my biggest anxiety inducing fears is that I waste all of my time which leads to the thought that I am wasting my life. It is not true in the least but these thoughts are something that I struggle with constantly and am hoping to change.

I don’t really want to be specific about how to change this because I know I will not follow whatever goal I set out for myself. Instead, I will simply say that this is something I will set out to change this year. Looks easy enough, right?

Explore More

With 2015 being the year that I go on exchange (Eek leaving in less than a month!) I think this one will be easy to sneak in. I really feel like I stay indoors way too much that it is a tad bit unhealthy. I want to breathe the fresh air and see new sights this year! Another reason why this is so important to me is because it brings about new opportunities to photograph the world. I am very disappointed by the lack of photos I took in 2014, I am sincerely hoping that I can change that this year!

Get Out of My Comfort Zone

This one is mainly for when I go to Amsterdam. I want to get the most out of my exchange and I think to do that I have to start being a lot less self conscious about certain things and just go with wherever life decides to take you. This one is definitely going to be a struggle but I’m putting it here in the hopes that I will try my best.

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Those are my two big plans for this year that I am hoping will change 2015 for the better! What are some resolutions or lifestyle changes that you have for 2015?

Until next time x

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In 2012

Recently I have been feeling rather reflective and I suppose some sort of melancholy, maybe because the year is almost over, I don’t know. So many things happened, 2012 really was a pinnacle year of growing up, becoming an adult. I graduated high school, am now in university, met a lot of new people, and said goodbye to a few as well. Even after all of these things have come and gone it still feels as though nothing happened in 2012.

I generally compare every year to 2010. Mostly because that was the best year ever! I left North America for the first time in my life, my eldest sister got married, I completed my first year of high school (Even though that was hell but the friends made up for it!).

I suppose what I should say now is that 2013 will be full of many new wonders and adventures. But I generally hate the number 13 so we’ll see. Plus, its no use getting your hopes up like that. Pessimistic till the end…

Last year I think was actually the first year I made new years resolutions. And I actually kept most of them, for a time at least. Which is really as good of a start as any. This year I don’t think I’m going to make any resolutions, though. I’m simply going to hope for the best.

Everyone to their own adventures!

New year, New choices, New me

Happy new year!

Spent my evening counting down the minutes to 2012 at my sisters house playing video games and eating some delicious snacks. It was nerd filled because afterwords we started discussing books and religion, then began playing more video games so what can you do? A nerd at heart, for sure!

I don’t even think its a good idea that I should be typing this post right now (a tad bit tipsy trololo) because once I came home I could barely walk straight, then I could hardly put on my pajamas and now I can’t even type properly. Spell check is a savior!

Earlier I tried coming up with a new years resolution but couldn’t think of one. I’ve never actually made one before because I didn’t really think it that important, but to have a goal to attempt to reach each year sounds kind of… well productive. But I really can’t come up with one! Will have to try harder. I wish I could just put down to be less of a procrastinator but I want one that I will actually accomplish, and I know that I will never cease being a procrastinator! A memorable one that my teacher from grade 11 had was to eat more steak. It was so he ate more protein and thus wouldn’t get sick so often. Its silly but I guess Its a good resolution? I don’t really know. I don’t think he kept up with it though as we got to know a few of our substitutes preeeetty well.

Each year I can’t believe how much I have grown and changed as a person. Looking back it is absolutely astonishing. Memorable moments from 2011 were, well really¬† just discovering what I want to be in the future. Photography and art history is definitely at the forefront of my goals and I’m glad to have a clear future before me. Now whether or not these things will be easy to accomplish is another thing. But a new year is always about new challenges and memories to be made.

So here is to a new round of adventures in 2012!