Saturday, 18 January 2014

15 by 2015: My new goals


So far this year my motto has been let's do it. This is the year of our first abroad holiday together, we're going to Barcelona.
I'm going to sell my artwork in my very own Etsy shop. I want to see the sparkling lights of Blackpool illuminations. I got
two diaries for Christmas and I've been making sure I keep them up to date. This year marks the 5 year anniversary of my
dad passing away. It's easy to relegate memories that might provoke sadness to another day, I want to make more of a
conscious effort to remember both happy and sad memories. Mark & I want to make the big move this year. Our long term
plan was always to relocate back to where I grew up. I want to leave lovely anonymous notes for strangers to find. I want
to get another tattoo. I'd like to learn to drive for the second time (I never took my test). I'm going to take hundreds and
thousands of photographs. We're both searching for new jobs to relocate. I will illustrate things Indigo has said. I need
more snuggles and mischief with my little fluff ball. I'm going to write a letter to myself. I'm going to keep being positive.

Do you have a list of goals or resolutions for the year ahead? Please leave me a link :)

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22 comments:

  1. These are such good goals! I like that you're posting them at the end of January, after thinking about it for a while- I feel like resolutions that you make right at the beginning of the new year just aren't going to happen :) I'm looking forward to seeing your photographs and having a browse of your Etsy shop! Sounds really cool. Good luck for them all! xx

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  2. Have fun in Barcelona! Love how you presente these goals. We have a lot of similar goals actually :) good luck!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  3. I really like the way you've done these goals! I'd be really interested in reading your letter to your future self. It sounds like a great idea! xx

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  4. Is the relocating back down to Leicestershire? x

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  5. I really love this Hannah! It's such a good list of things, I love how none of it is boring (like 'cut out fizzy drinks' haha) it's rare to see a post on someone's goals for the year about having fun! Good luck with them, especially the more serious ones like the job hunt. I'm hoping to go to Barcelona this year and get my first tattoo, I kind of hope you go to Spain before me so you can come back and give me loads of tips haha! xxx

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  6. There are some great goals here, a lovely list I hope you can look back at the end of the year and be happy you achieved them all. Some of them definitely mirror mine - especially the last one, I think we all need to do that.

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  7. Best of luck with all of them, you can do it :) I'm not good at making resolutions, but I'm trying to be more positive and pro-active! Trying to pass my driving test too (failed first time :P)

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  8. Some lovely plans! :) I really like the idea of leaving notes for strangers a la Post Secret.

    Tara xo

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  9. Such beautiful, heart-warming and well-thought-through goals; I love them. I wish you the best of luck in achieving them, darling Hannah. I've a sneaky suspicious you will do rather wonderfully! :) xx

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  10. I am in love with the way you created those hearts - so gorgeous!! :) I'm so excited & looking forward to seeing you achieve all your goals. I can't wait for you to share with us your upcoming trip abroad- I'm sure it'll be so fun! I know how you feel about the driving thing... I am embarrassed to say this and I have never really told anyone but I passed my driving test about 6 years ago (that's not the embarrassing part) and I haven't driven since the day I passed...it terrified me... It's not like I had a bad experience or anything (I only learned to drive long enough to take the test so basically I've only driven a handful of times) I often feel I'm not "aggressive" enough to drive especially here in California where everyone drives like a maniac (not sure how it is in the UK?). I would like to be more independent though so if I can save up for a car soon, I don't think I'd mind driving where I currently live because it's pretty calm, for the most part.

    Also, I think I've said it before but I absolutely can't wait til you open your Etsy shop!! xxx

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  11. This is a very sweet post. Good luck with all of your plans and ambitions this year! I hope you get to achieve all that you dream of. <3 xxx

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  12. thank you!!
    I like this a lot, I have a mega list in my head, sort of, but I haven't made a post yet. it's mostly for after I've got my degree (which is when life will start again, haha.) good luck with your list!

    by the way, I'm your 101st follower on bloglovin, whoop whoop xxx

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  13. Awww love this post. Barcelona will be so fun, I would love to visit there. I also want to get another tattoo too! I always talk about it but never get there :) Good luck with all your goals.

    DarlingSophie

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  14. So inspiring, lovely! I'm the same as you with the driving thing, never did take my actual test >.< I wish you lots of luck finding a new job and with your Etsy shop, your illustrations are perfect so I know you'll be a success xxx

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  15. This is so inspirational,thank you for sharing this with us!!!:)

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  16. I love how you've photographed this post! I need a typewriter in my life :(
    I also really love the idea of writing a letter to your future self, so so cool as you would totally forget about it. Good luck with the rest of your goals!
    Charlotte xxx

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  17. these are wonderful goals! i wish you the best of luck for each and everyone single one! about time on the etsy shop, your art is absolutely wonderful and it'll be a great store! i'll have to join you with learning to drive, it just seems like such a lot of effort at the moment, but i suppose the reward is worth it! x

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  18. Wow Hannah, I'm really touched by all these poignant and uplifting resolutions <3

    I especially love the way you have set them out so beautifully! Definitely go and see the illuminations; I saw them when I was a young child and the memories still make me smile even now. I love the idea of leaving notes for strangers, it's something I wouldn't have even thought of but now you've said it I really love that idea :) Best of luck with the tattoo as well, nothing can quite beat the excitement of getting something so special for yourself that will always mean something!

    Wish you all the best; what an exciting year ahead you have! I hope all your dreams for 2014 come true <3

    Sophie | soinspo xox

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  19. This is such a lovely post, and really inspiring too - there's a couple of things on here I'd like to do/achieve as well! I hope you manage to complete them all by next year, though I'm sure you will :) Barcelona is one of my favourite places I've ever been, such a wonderful city I just know you will both have an amazing time there! If you need any tips/recommendations just ask :)

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  20. I connect with so many of these, Hannah. I think I best make the driving one part of my resolution too. I passed my test 10 years ago, coming up 11 - and for reasons I won't go in to (don't want to be a downer on your corner of the Internet) I've been scared to drive. I was raring to go as soon as I passed, I even got a car (which i eventually sold) but then slowly, I became more anxious to drive. I am a nervous passenger too. I always feel really stupid of being scared of things that people do on a daily basis. :-(

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