13 January 2016

My New Years Resolutions

This blog has always been, and will forever more be a record of my personal adventures. It is a journal of the chaos, delight, opportunities and travails that we encounter all rolled in with an obsession for photography (as far as my skillz extend) and a dash of humour (well, I try anyway).

There seems to be a lot of the usual goal setting in the blogosphere that a new year usually entails, with a strong dash of 're-injecting the personality' for many bloggers who have been lured over to the shiny lights of corporate opportunities which makes me a little sad. What are blogs if not a record of your personal journey - whatever that may entail and without too many filters.

New Years Resolutions Adventures of a London Kiwi

I guess over the years, this corner of the Internet has settled into a bit of a travel/food/laughter groove - reflecting my favourite passions in life - and this comes out in the goals that I usually set. This year is different. I don't normally set New Years resolutions - the idea of them sends a shiver down my ever failing spine, so I've decided to call them commandments. Moses style.


1. Thou shall be brave and complete goals 
I just need to challenge myself and keep forging ahead with my 101 in 1001 goal list. Simple, right?

2. Thou shalt not use the laundry hamper lid as a shelf
This one has to be the most intensive of my new resolutions self set commandments.

Best thing about being an Aunt, you can snuggle & play with the kids then give them back...

3. Thou shall not covet
Not skills, not flat-lay perfections, not amazing holidays,

4. Thou shall save money.
Well, a reasonable amount anyway.

5. Thou shall learn to say no without FOMO rearing it's ugly head.
This will be hard. Why am I doing this again?

6. Thou shall relax a little more.
This will be really tough. I can't ever sit still, need to leave Twitter alone a little more and just switch off the little voice inside my head

New Years Resolutions Adventures of a London Kiwi
An Oryx, the unicorn of the Middle Eastern Desert. Symbol of my hope for leaving Twitter alone...

7. Thou shall unsubscribe from SPAM email newsletters.
This one I'm already working on - I simply can not believe how much rubbish makes it into my email inbox on a daily basis.

8. Thou shall get fitter & healthier.
I have work to do.

9. Thou shall adventure.
Always. In my own backyard, abroad and from my PC. Everything is possible.
10. Worry less, tidy more & be satisfied.
Ok, number 10 might just push it a little...



In order to have a fighting chance of keeping this decisions, I'm even going to make a pretty printout that lives on the wall to keep me inspired.

Have you set youself any goals/commandments/resolutions this year? Got any tips for keeping them?

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