Having looked at some of the Best things from 2015 (media wise, I guess) I am now looking more inwardly at the things I want to achieve or work towards in the New Year. I was watching a video recently and a good point was made that we shouldn’t really leave something that will better ourselves for a specific date and in retrospect, I agree and it makes me feel guilty in some ways that I may have actually made things harder for myself by leaving things until 1 January 2016 to get started on them, but there we go, it’s basically here now and so I’m going to make the most of it. And so, in to the resolutions…
1 – Spend more time with family
Unfortunately, my family live across the country and working long hours means it is often difficult to get go and see my Mum or my Aunt, Uncle and Nannan. But at the same time, this year I’ve built up a lot of annual leave that I haven’t used and, in retrospect, could perhaps have used to take long weekends to visit family. In 2016, I am going to make a real effort to try and visit my family more, particularly those that live farther away.
2 – Invest some real time into improving my writing skill
Like most people, I have ambitions to write a book. But so far, my internal editor has not allowed me to get past about chapter 4 without going back and re-writing the previous chapters and so I have not made any real progress over the last few years. Rather than say 2016 is going to be the year I finish the book, what I think would be more helpful is to instead say that I will spend the year looking to improve my writing skill so that my internal editor is not quite so desperate to go back and rewrite everything.
3 – Continue going to events with friends
One of the biggest things I have enjoyed from 2015 is the amount of shows and gigs and movies I have been able to go to with friends. We’ve already started booking things for January and February so I’m hopeful this will continue for the rest of 2016 and beyond.
That’s about it really. I’m hopeful that by having just a few will mean I am better able to focus on them and in turn, make these more achievable.