Hellloooooo 2015! I hope that everyone’s experiences with the new year have been good so far and that you had a fun NYE! Dylan and I stayed in as we were both feeling a little under the weather. We actually didn’t even make it to the countdown before we were in bed…so granny!
I don’t typically make resolutions at the beginning of a new year – at least not exclusively, but I figured ’tis the season and all, so why not share what I’ve been thinking about the past week or so.
Quality over Quantity. I have been so focused on my schedule the past few months that I feel like some of my posts haven’t been what I wanted them to be. I still want a schedule but I think I’m going to reduce the number of times that I post in a week in the hopes that I can get that quality again. In this vein I’m hoping to feature at least two makeup looks a month while getting back on the tutorial train!
Drugstore Focused. I started Up the Rollercoaster with a goal of keeping everything I feature under the $50 mark and while I have been mostly successful I want to push that more. I think there are some real gems to be found in the aisles of our favourite drugstores and I want to start focusing on those instead of some of the more expensive items I’ve been drooling over recently. And as a bonus it will be better for my bank account too!
Utilize Social Media Better. I am just about always on Twitter and Facebook when I’m at home and I really want to start utilize them better for my blog. I schedule tweets and Facebook posts to go out on the days when I have new posts but I want to start creating more of a community by sharing more of other blogger’s work as well. I especially want to get back on the Instagram train – I definitely fell out of the habit of promoting my blog posts there when I started working retail, so that’s something I want to focus my efforts on.
Comment More. I am a fairly passive reader of blogs and it always makes me so happy when people take the time to comment on my posts so I want to spread the love around to my fellow bloggers!
I have a few personal goals as well that are a bit more…well “fun” isn’t the right word, but something along those veins. I have the usual goals of eating better and spending less time on the internet (which coincidentally means finding some more hobbies to occupy my time), but I also have a few that are a bit more personal to me.
Start Riding the Bus More. Transit is a huge source of my anxiety but it really limits where I can go and what I can do. It also really limits what Dylan and I do on a day-to-day basis which is not something that I enjoy. I love walking but now that it has finally snowed in Halifax it is too chilly to walk an hour to downtown. So I want to slowly start working my way into getting used to transit and work on the whole anxiety thing.
Re-apply to Dalhousie. I have decided that I want to go back to school in the fall so I need to send in some applications. I am going to re-apply to the Bachelor of Environmental Design program which will take some work (portfolio, letter of intent, references) and a general Arts degree as well as my “back up”.
Cook More. Right now Dylan is the main cook in our house because it is just not something that I enjoy, but some nights it is just not fair to make him cook when I have had the day off and he hasn’t. So I want to start exploring cooking more and maybe even start meal planning. *shocked emoji*
Most of these goals are definitely achievable, which is certainly one of the best ways to succeed in my experience! I’ve already done well with the bus thing – I didn’t anxious at all when Dylan and I went out. Whoohoo! Do you have any resolutions this year?