New Year Resolutions
1. find a new hobby:
much to your dismay Andrea, chronic online streaming doesn’t count. I’ve been putting it off for nearly a year but I want to do salsa dancing (if you know me personally, YAS a hyena could do better but I swear there’s probably a Latina within me just raging to come out…). I did try a free salsa lesson months ago and the accounts of what happened can be found from an article I wrote for another blog here.
2. procrastinate less:
I say this every year. But imma try. Get of youtube woman. Don’t you dare even think of heading to asos. And online streaming? Where do we even begin.... Is watching a dance mom’s episode necessary? Yes, watching middle aged women have a hissy fit over who gets the most front and centre positions in the group dance is a hella entertaining, but your eyes will strain from the shocking amount of screen time...
*Meanwhile, whilst the mums on dance moms complain about their child not getting a solo, here I was at 8, my character was seaweed. SEAWEED. That same year I played a HORSE and the year before I played a tear. a TEAR....*
I kid you not, if you spoke to me during 2007, my head was glued to a book (Jacqueline Wilson where you at?). Thinking of reading more sci-fi books (hands down my fave genre). And heck, who knows, might even have the courage to move on from the young adult and head to the ADULT section *insert gasps here*
4. find exercise/s you enjoy:
There was jogging, the cross trainer, exercise bike, yoga, a brief moment of skipping, yoga and workouts? I tried (But I tell you, my stomach muscles are inklings of fragile dust and incompetent for such strain...)The reason for this variety? I just get bored of it. BUT the only form of exercise I do like is walking. I stuck to it until I got chased by two dogs. Twice. Within two weeks… The first time, I made the tragic mistake of enduring eye contact with a dog and bolted (the worst thing I could’ve done, but I don’t do well under pressure). The second time I was chased, I ran into a bush and clung onto it for dear life… And yes, I’ve contacted the council (been there done that)… This year, I want to find a form of physical activity that I enjoy and is dog-chase free… If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know!
I’m in the rare 1% who dislikes sleeping. Somehow during the day, my brain is an empty, lower than par space of nothingness… But once I’m supposedly supposed to be sleeping, it’s like Aristotle has taken over and nek minute, I’m in the midst of brainstorming a theory (Or imagining my life as a coming of age indie movie…) I’m going to sleep earlier, thinking 12am at the latest. And wakeup when it’s actually breakfast time (none of this 11am whatnot).
I’ll be honest with you, I NEVER stick to New Year’s resolutions. But this year, I will try. I WILL ACTUALLY TRY. And the thought of you all seeing my new year’s resolutions together with the fact that I’ll be panned by family and friends if I don’t stick to them, will make me want to follow them.
Let me know what your New Year’s resolutions are!
Make 2016 count! Don’t settle for mediocre complacency!
- Andrea x