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So I’m slightly tardy with this post, but it’s just about that time of year when bloggers all around the world are done with reflecting on the past year and the blogosphere is buzzing with inspirational resolutions for 2015 and suggestions on how to keep them.
I’m not one for resolutions (as I end up breaking all of them by the end of January anyway), but I do see the value in setting achievable goals and working towards them throughout the course of the year, so here are my 15 very practical, absolutely achievable goals for 2015! (*also inspired by Posh, Broke & Bored’s 15 things for 2015)
15 Very Practical, Absolutely Achievable Goals for 2015
1. Control the size of my closet
My main goal this year is to keep my closet under control (especially with the number of makes I hope to be churning out!) I’ve already taken the first step towards TOTAL CLOSET CONTROL by purging my closet on New Year’s Day and getting rid of a whopping 75% of my clothing collection (read all about it here), but will be continually reviewing my purchases and assessing my makes to ensure I end up with a small but extremely wearable capsule wardrobe at the end of this year.
If you’d like to embark on this journey with me, you can keep track of my posts using the tag “Closet Control“.
2. Keep my room organised
I talked a bit about how much better I feel with my room uncluttered and I hope to keep it that way. I’m still figuring out what’s best for me in terms of room arrangement and storage systems – I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated if I find out anything revolutionary!
3. Keep my life organised
You know those people who splurge on a really cute organiser thinking that it will induce them to use it and then forget it exists about a month later? Yeah that’s me. Hopefully my new Kikki K. planner will change my habits this year:
4. Read the papers
Now that I’m working full time and am finally going to get qualified, I figured it’s time to grow up and to start reading the news like an adult. (The entertainment section counts right?)
5. Minimise outstanding debts
I’m one of those persons who is really bad at budgeting and can never remember to pay (or to claim for that matter) outstanding debts. Just last week a friend of mine reminded me that I haven’t paid him for tickets he bought on my behalf a good 3 months ago! (oops.)
To counter this problem, I downloaded a new iPhone app from my bank called “Pay Lah!” that allows me to authorise payment to anyone using their mobile no. and lets them key in their account details themselves. Hopefully not needing a computer and the hassle of going through the security process of transferring funds will help me be a lot less tardy with my debt repayment.
I’m sure most other major banks are churning out similar apps, so if you’re a serial debt-ower, you could consider this!
6. Drink at least 6 cups of water a day
Growing up I hated the taste of water, in fact I only ever drank flavoured drinks until last year when I got used to the taste of plain water and unsweetened tea. This year I’ve bought myself a ginormous 1.2 litre thermos flask – hopefully this will help me keep track of how much I’ve drunk in a day.
(Also my boyfriend got me this really cute tumbler from Ireland which helps:)
*I actually wrote “tumbler” as “tumblr” and then wondered why it was highlighted as a spelling error. Time to re-evaluate the amount of time I spend on social media methinks…
Oh and yes, my sheets must be like a decade old. They’re cute though, right?
7. Get my 2 + 2 a day
In addition to not drinking water, I used to hate the taste of vegetables. I think there must have been times when I went almost a week without any greens in my diet (shock and horror!). They say what you put in your body is half the challenge, and since I hate exercising more than I hate veggies… I suppose 2 servings of fruits and vegetables a day it is then!
8. Blog at least once a week
I’ve got big plans for this space but have been tampering my goals with the knowledge that I start a really hectic working schedule this year (I get called to the Bar this year – hurrah!) The rough plan is to blog on sewing and crafty stuff every Thursday and to blog about anything else (Closet Control posts, personal posts, etc.) on a Monday if possible. Let’s hope I can keep it up.
9. Produce on average 2 makes a month
With the aforementioned working schedule, I really hope I’ll be able to keep this up! I have an enormous list of things I want to sew and a whole stash of fabric but never enough time to do it all.
10. Quality > Quantity
This year I want to sew things of quality. That means taking the time to finish the inside of my garments, learning to fit my makes to my body (and actually doing proper SBAs!), and remembering to press my seams! Maybe you guys will finally get to see the inside of some of my makes x)
It doesn’t look it, but the inside of this is a mess.
11. Take part in Me Made May 2015
This is going to be a real challenge, especially as I’ll be spending a solid 3 weeks of May inside a Courtroom… which means black and white every day! I might start documenting in late April to compensate for the lack of variation I’ll get during May itself, but that means I probably have to start beefing up my me-made work wardrobe like… now.
12. Keep up my gratitude journal
13. Practice patience, tolerance and forgiveness
This is something I could use real work on!
14. Make time for family
15. Put aside time for daily quiet time and prayer
And those are my goals for 2015, that doesn’t sound too hard right? (Who am I kidding) I’m sorry if I bored some of you who are here for the sewing posts, but hopefully I gave some of you ideas on how to implement your own targets for 2015!
On that note, what would you guys like to see out of this blog in 2015? Room organisation tips, posts on my capsule wardrobe progress, or posts on sewing for us poor mortals with small boobage (it seems like there’s a ton of information on FBAs but none on SBAs)? Any suggestions would be very welcome!