Happy New Year: New Years Resolutions

Happy new year 2015 written with Sparkling figures

I know I’m a bit late to the party (what with it being 6 days into the new year already…) but I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year I’d like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful 2015. I’m sure a lot of you have made your New Years resolutions already; I haven’t really given my resolutions much thought this year; rather things I’d like to do more/less of this year compared to last and places I’d like to go and things I’d like to do. I don’t buy into the whole, “New Year, New Me” fandango but I do believe that a new year is a perfect opportunity to start changing and shaping your life into how you want it. Here are a few of the goals I’ve set myself for 2015:

1) Read more!

Pretty weird one for a book blogger who should be reading all the time anyway right? Well last year I went on a 6 month blogging break and lost my reading mojo for a very long time because life just got in the way. I don’t want to lose it again, so this year I aim to read more books and read a different variety of books. I’ve started a 2015 Reading Challenge which I wrote about here that will hopefully help me do this!

2) Work harder

Again, due to my blogging break last year I felt like I was completely slacking in the blogging department – this year I want to start making much more of an effort again with my blog and so far, so good! I also want to continue putting everything I have into Neverland Blog Tours because since the little launch of my touring business last April, I am overwhelmed at how much support I’ve had. I love organising tours and hopefully this year I will see it expand even more!

3) Save up

I’m not too bad with saving money as it is but this year I really want to knuckle down on the saving front for future trips, holidays, work related things and hopefully to start saving for a flat in the not so distant future. This means a lot less hours will be spent on Boohoo and at the Chinese takeaway *sobs*.

4) Raise money for charity

Last year I completed a readathon where I read 17 books in a week and raised over £900 for Cancer Research – a charity close to my (and a lot of others peoples) heart at the time because a relative had just been diagnosed. This readathon was one of my biggest achievements last year and I’d love to do something like this again – however maybe not a readathon and maybe for a few different charities. I’ll get my thinking cap on!

There are lots of other things on my 2015 to-do list such as; be more organised, get another tattoo, start drumming again and re-decorate my room but those are the most important things that I’d like to achieve this year. 2014 was, to put it bluntly, rubbish for me but I have high hopes for a happy and fulfilling 2015!

What are your aims and goals for this year?

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