Okay, so we’re nearly 1.5 months into 2014 and I’ve only just found time to write down my goals for this year. I became a SAHM (Stay At Home Mum – at least until my maternity leave ends) last week after my darling mother left Australia to return back to Scotland and let’s just say that I have not settled into my role as gracefully as I would have liked. Free time? What free time? I only have 90 seconds to brush my teeth and pee before Princess Bunty starts crying! Anyway, let’s not dwell on that and talk about my goals for 2014. I feel that if I blog about it, it will keep me accountable and I will try and follow through.
1. I’m embarking on a Project 100 Pan.
For the uninitiated, it means that I have to use up 100 beauty items (makeup, skincare, hair products, etc) before purchasing anything new. Originally, I was going to take it easy and do Project 50 Pan but due to some financial hiccups (Husband got unfairly sacked this week – long story but I’m furious and extremely upset), I have to curb my spending on beauty products – which is extremely difficult for a beauty blogger! Anyway, challenging as it may be, I’m determined to do it and I will update you all throughout my P100P journey.
2. This year, I will learn to love myself more.
You would think that at my ripe old age of 33 and a half, I would have learnt to be comfortable in my own skin and love me. Alas, no. It’s an ongoing process. Probably life-long. So how do I plan on achieving this? I’m going to accept and learn to love the things about myself that I cannot change, e.g. my short stumpy legs. And try and change the things that can be changed, e.g. I want to become less pessimistic and more optimistic.
3. Grow me some balls!
No, I don’t want hairy man balls! But I’m a scaredy cat and it means that sometimes, I find myself in awkward situations and instead of defending myself, I stay quiet and get upset later. Not good! I’m a grown up woman and now I am a mother so I have to show my daughter that “Momma has balls (non-hairy ones please!)”
4. Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate!
I like to spread myself thin and dip my fingers and toes into lots of little projects but never really achieve anything fantastic as a result. Case in point – my THREE blogs and THREE YouTube channels and THREE Twitter / Instagram / Facebook accounts. What on earth was I thinking? It was actually my 10 year blog anniversary in January but I didn’t even get to do anything special – le sigh. Basically, I can’t keep up so I won’t. I’m not entirely sure yet but I may axe all three blogs and start afresh with just one or keep this one and start a new lifestyle one. I have already purchased a new blog design and I have a blog name in mind… Will keep you updated.
It’s not just blogging but other areas in my life which I need to consolidate. Easier said than done though!
5. Take lots more photos and improve my photography skills.
I’ve been upgrading my photography equipment for the last few years. I went from iPhone 3 to point and shoot to hybrid to entry DSLR. And instead of using the maximum potential of my entry level DSLR, I now want to upgrade again to a Canon 5D because “I feel that it will improve my photos” – SO WRONG! Don’t blame the equipment. It’s my non-existent skills! So I’m going to make an effort to work with what I have and improve it from there.
6. Laugh more!
2013 was a pretty intense year and along the way, I think I kinda lost my sense of humour for a while. I used to have these funny laugh out loud moments – even in my own company. Yes, I am weird like that. Also, long-time readers may have noticed that I used to write funnier and wittier blog posts, instead of my same old beauty reviews these days. That has gotta change! I want to laugh more and make people laugh more – even if it is laughing AT me instead of with me
7. Embrace motherhood.
I’ve always wanted to have children but just because I have one now, it doesn’t mean that motherhood comes naturally. There is so much to learn. I have so much growing up to do. I have experienced a different kind of love. It’s an interesting journey.
7 goals for 2014 is more than enough don’t you think? Of course, I wanted to squeeze in extra goals like “lose my pregnancy weight” – but luckily for me, is easily achievable without even trying. I am only 5.5kg away! And I still eat my usual junk food! Must be the breastfeeding as I am not even allowed to exercise for another 3.5 weeks. I also wanted to eat healthier this year but where’s the fun in that?
So, did you have any goals for this year? How are they coming along?