My New Years Resolutions One Month On

My New Years Resolutions One Month On

Everyone makes New Years Resolutions on January first and typically, we all forget them by January 2nd. 14th at a push. 

So in a bid to force myself into keeping to at least SOME of my resolutions, I scheduled some updates throughout the year on how I'm getting on to get my butt into gear and keep going. 

So as a little reminder for you (and for myself awks) here's a list of my resolutions; 

  • Blog more - at least 4 times a week.
  • Learn to speak more Welsh than "I hate -insert name here- because he is boring" and various swear words.
  • Do my finances on each day of the month.
  • Improve my blog photography.
  • Produce at least one illustration a week because ya know, it's my job.

So how am I getting on? Not gonna lie I hadn't actively tried to complete a few of these, I'd basically forgotten they were on the list but I haven't done so bad!

  • Blog more - Helll yassssss this one I have achieved and more. I was planning on blogging at least 4 times a week because I thought that would keep me current and fresh enough without committing to an every day blog. After December when I posted one each day for advent you'd have thought I could have done with a break but in January I not only managed 4 posts a week, I surpassed it. I was even blogging 6 days on the spin so that makes me feel pretty good. 
  • Learn more Welsh - This one I am ashamed about because I knew it was on my list and I was painfully aware I hadn't done anything about it. My mum expressed an interest in learning Welsh too but she wanted to commit to attending classes which is something I really didn't want to do because my lifestyle is all hectic and all over the place anyway. So yeah, I haven't done anything about it, I need to look into apps and online courses and the like but in the mean time, I watched some S4C when I was in Wrexham so it almost counts right? 
  • Do my finances on the 1st- Right so I failed this one in January but I think it being New Years day is excuse enough. Ain't nobody got time for finances when they've been up celebrating 2016 till the early hours. However, I am still on top of my finances and I am on track to keep this one up for the rest of the year. 
  • Improve my blog photography- So this one is a tricky one because can I really be the judge on my own photography skills? All I know is I have done some really below par promo photos when I'm in a rush but on the other hand I have stopped taking photos on my iPhone so much and started using my camera and I have bought a daylight lamp so that's a step in the right direction at least. 
  • Illustrate once a week- I think I have won on this front and more. I have started taking part in Colour Collective again and have managed to post weekly (there's only been two weeks so far awks} and I have done a few one off illustrations for the old twitter hashtag. I also created my Valentines Day cards and completed a secret commission which I can't talk about just yet! 

How're you getting on with your New Years Resolutions one month on?

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