Despite my best efforts, I am finding it increasingly difficult to get my head around that number. Without trying to sound too tragic, I just feel so old. To think people born in the year 2000 are now 13/14 absolutely blows my mind. I mean, Chicken Run came out FOURTEEN YEARS AGO.
It is also probably about fourteen years ago that I started making new years resolutions, or at least began knowing what new years resolutions are. At the time, It was probably things like 'give up chocolate' 'be nicer to mum and dad' 'do better at school'... even back then I was making resolutions sure to be broken. And that tradition hasn't stopped, as I present to you, the extremely generic new years resolution post.
1) Stop being a Sheep.
This is a big one for me, and if I learnt anything in 2013, it is that if people are your friends, they won't care what you do or what you wear or how you act. And those that do, aren't worth your friendship. I'm extremely lucky in that I don't generally feel pressured into anything by my friends. However, the downfall here is going out. Not as in leaving my house, but out out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a recluse and I spent 99% of my time travelling under the influence of alcohol. But I have just realised, that I am not one of those people who can go out every weekend and get absolutely smashed and then function the next day. It's fine when you're abroad with no responsibilities. But here, when I have work the next day, my body just cannot handle it. Despite having a really good new years eve, I have also decided I am not going to go to events just because everyone else does. I hate drum and bass. I hate garage music. I hate hip hop. And that's OKAY.
2) New Year, New Me.
'Heard that one before'... the words on everyone's lips. Last year, this was the one I managed to actually stick to. I'm 2 stone lighter than I was new year 2012-2013, and I have high hopes to continue. In my opinion, just so long as the scales are going down, it doesn't matter to me how long it takes. I'm not really going to write much more on this, but health is the most important factor to me. Not being skinny, or having a thigh gap. The motivation to lose weight and keep it off last year was made unshallow-ly (great use of words there), not because I wanted to be a size 4, because I want to be healthy.
3)Goodbye evil humans.
As it says on the tin. I no longer have to go to school and socialise with people I don't want to every day. I don't have to talk to them because we eat lunch together, or because they sit next to me in a class. Basically, if I don't get on with someone, I am just going to leave them to it. Lead your own life, have fun, and see ya later. In the words of my 16 years old sister, sorry not sorry.
Mentre in Italia per i prossimi otto mesi, imparare abbastanza itlalian da non avere bisogno google translate più. e così sarà impressionare la gente all'università.
Whilst in italy for the next 8 months, learn enough itlalian to not need google translate anymore. And so it will impress people at university.
Saving money was something I always knew I need to do. But had never actually been in a situation where I needed to do it. Until August 2013. I was paid the day I left for Turkey, and that was all the money I had, plus about £150 I had accumulated of tips, that I had to give my mother to save, so I would not spend it. That is how bad I am at saving money. Whilst abroad, I am being paid weekly. So to keep motivated I have brought an unbreakable tin (you need a tin opener to get into it) and am going to put about half my wages into it every week. Or maybe a quarter. I WILL SAVE.
So, these are my top 5 resolutions. I am 100% sure everyone else has at least half of these, and 200% sure at least half will be broken. But it's a New Year, who am I to be pessimistic. This time next year I could be a rich, italian speaking, model surrounded by positive people. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Ciao for Now! x