Happy New Year and My Resolutions

I’m still, on occasion, writing 2011 which tells me that readjusting to writing 2013 isn’t going to go particularly well, but I’ll give it a go.  Happy New Year everyone! I hope the hangovers aren’t caning too severely and that you saw in the new year wonderfully.  

I’ve decided to only have five New Year Resolutions this year and try and make them as realistically and achievable as possible.  My inspiration for achievable and realistic goals came from my dog training manual, so I figure if it’s good enough for Ava, it’s good enough for me…
1.  Stop doing things because I feel like I should and instead do things because I want to: 
This I won’t be taking too literally as if I had my way I’d spend the duration of 2013 in bed with the Pug in matching PJs watching Sex and the City reruns.  Instead, my plan is to try and learn to say no more and avoid that feeling of guilt and pressure from agreeing to do things that I don’t really want to do.
2.  Be more social:
I’ve been a rubbish friend for the past few months and have pretty much hibernated whilst I pushed forward with my MA and my beloved blog.  Now the MA is done (and I really promise to stop banging on about it soon) I feel free and light and airy like a free, light, airy thing (there’s that writing degree being put to good use: Pulitzer here I come) so I can allocate some time to things like seeing friends, dating (eurgh, if I can face it) and generally being a better friend.  This may or may not include sitting in bed with the Pug in matching PJs watching Sex and the City reruns.  
3.  Get the music back in me: 
Music was/is a passion of mine, which is why I did an MA in it, but ever since I started studying it I’ve kind of lost interest in the enjoyment side of things to instead focus on the academic side.  This coming year I’d like to sing more by joining a vocal group and hopefully having some lessons to keep my vocal strength up.  I used to love singing but I haven’t made time for it so now’s the time for changin’.
4.  Quit smoking:
We’ll see…We’ll see.  
5.  YouTube more
I said in my NY resolutions last year that I wanted to film more videos for the blog and I kind of did…well okay, I did one, but that’s better than nothing, right?  I’d like to start filming more videos that are relevant and complimentary to my blog so hopefully this will be something I pursue further in the new year.  
So there we have it; my five resolutions in print for me to look back on this time next year.  I’ve really enjoyed reading about other people’s resolutions in my Selfridges beauty box competition so thanks very much for sharing….
Happy New Year!! xx


  • Red Rose Mummy
    January 1, 2013

    Happy New Year lovely. Good luck with the resolutions!

    • Sascha BG
      Red Rose Mummy
      January 4, 2013

      Thanks hun, Happy New Year! xx

  • allthatslap
    January 1, 2013

    Hey lovely, Happy New Year!
    I am so happy for you – having done your MA now you can relax a bit more and do other things like you said.
    I plan on eating better and going to the gym, I used to go all the time but have fallen out of the habit now.
    A year ago (almost to the day) I quit smoking real ciggies and only smoke electric ones, some argue these are bad too but I think they are no where near as harmful as real ones and I am really pleased I have made the switch. I could never go back to them now. Try them out if you want, I can send you a link to the company get mine from, they are really good – much better than some.
    Hope to see you lots at blogger events 🙂


    • Sascha BG
      January 4, 2013

      Thanks lovely, I’m sooo pleased the MA is done as I thought it’d never end! Your NY resolutions sound very sensible so good luck with them. I can’t believe you used to be a smoker, I would never have thought you were! xxx

  • Anonymous
    January 5, 2013

    Ooohh ooohh! I’m just finishing my MA in Music and Education! Join a vocal group – you won’t regret it. Excellent resolutions – good luck with them!

    • Sascha BG
      January 7, 2013

      Oh wow! Congrats on your MA; hard work isn’t it?? I’m definitely going to join a vocal group, I’m just narrowing down which one 🙂 xx

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