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Friday, 1 January 2010

A new year, a new start.

Making resolutions or goals for the start of a new year; has never been something I have done. Perhaps that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Too many times I have just sat back and expected the good things to happen when I should have been out there searching for them and making them happen.

2010 needs to be the year I figure some things out but also a year full of happy and exciting times. I’ve thought of a few things I’d like to achieve, or at least make a good start on. Time will tell if I’m headstrong enough to make them happen. New year, new start.

Keep taking photographs.

Although I have decided to stop studying photography at university doesn’t mean I have lost my love for it.


Start to read more books.

I used to be an avid reader and for reasons unknown to me, one day I just stopped. I need to fix this!

Find a job, pay off my student debts and save save save! 

My finances are one thing on my very long list of reasons as to why I dropped out of University. There are so many things I want to do and I want to make the most of life. Life is short after all and there are many places I want to see at some point.

Write more!

I remember as I child I used to spend hours and hours writing stories and reading them to anyone who would listen. It used to make me so happy; I think it’s time to take that up again.

Get a guinea pig or two.

I miss having guinea pigs so much. Whenever I go into pet shops I spend ages looking at the little piggies. They’re too cute ♥


See the sunrise as much as possible.

Finally learn to drive! I’m overcoming the nerves that I feel when thinking about learning driving and craving that freedom. 

I’d love to just be able to jump in the car with the dog in the back and take her down to the beach for a walk along the sea front.

Figure out what I want to do with my life. 

I’ve never been super ambitious, I’d just like to find something that I really love to do so I can put everything into it. I have a few ideas in mind and a possible opportunity opening up to me soon. I hope I’m good enough. I’d like to think would be good at it. I may begin some courses with the Open University later on in the year, maybe literature. I’m an uber geek and just love to learn.


Visit my boyfriend as much as possible.

It’s my fault we’re going back into a long distance relationship again so I feel like I have to make up for that. We’ve done it before and I’m confident that we’ll be able to make it work again. That thought doesn’t make the prospect any easier to deal with. I have a good feeling about the future with regards to our relationship.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year. Here’s to 2010; make it better than ’09.


  1. i hope everything works out for the best for you!1,2 and four are part of my resolutions too.

    happy new year :)


  2. Good luck with your resolutions, Happy new year! x

  3. I love number 5, I hope it happens!
    Good Luck with all the rest of your resolutions & Happy New Year!

  4. I think the whole writing thing is lovely. Be sure to post some short storys on here!

  5. What great resolutions. I wrote hundreds and hundreds of short stories when I was younger. I guess as we get older and take on more responsibilities we have less time to do things like that. 2010 should be the year to make time for short stories! :)

    Happy New Year!

  6. i love these! i hope everything goes swimmingly for you in 2010 :) can't wait to hear about your adventures! x

  7. I hope you get everything you want this year. Your photography is stunning! xxx

  8. Just found your blog, lovely photography and writing :)

  9. I'm definitely with you on 2, 3, and 8. Good luck with them all xx

  10. such dreamy pictures!!! i love these resolutions!


  11. Ive been taking driving lessons for nearly a year now :( i really need to work on my confidence now because i feel like i'l never be ready to take my test at this rate.

    I also want to discover what i want to do with my life just dont know how to go about doing it

  12. just wanted to say I love your blog- and am now following :)
    hope u and ur boyfriend keep at it. My bf is at uni, so I dont get to seem him a lot, but I guess I have the option there and its fairly easy to get too.
    steph xx


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