|handbag : love moschino|
It feels strangely nivce to be back in the normal routine; I didn't do anything for New Year in the end, the plans I'd made sort of fell through at the last minute, but I found myself not really minding too much, as the past couple of weeks have been rather manic.
I'm trying to focus on my resolutions for the year ahead - so many blog posts I've read recently are filled with good ones. I always tend to stick to the same variation on a theme with mine; lose weight, save more and be more organised. I guess in a way those are things I still wish to achieve, so should still be considered. I think I need to set myself some more specific goals though, as things like "save money" can be overwhelming when they're not broken down into realistic targets.
I know I'd do well to organise my time better, and be a little more self-disciplined when it comes to my spare time. I would like to make a much better effort with my allotment this year, keep up with my penpals more promptly, and was wondering about a creative resolution to make a garment per month, which I don't think is too much to ask. I've really got back into my dressmaking over the past week or so, finishing off some of the projects which have been on the go for months and I'd like to make sure I spend more time at it, as well as actually making the effort to finish things.
I've always worked better to a deadline, I seem to leave things and forget about them if I don't set myself a target. I'd also wondered about joining in with the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge, which I read about on the Sewing Directory. It might force me to get through and review some of the books which have been looking at me from my bookshelves for far too long.
In an attempt to be more organised, I've already done a bit of birthday shopping for some of the friends coming up soon. I've taken advantage of some of the sales to order a few bits and pieces, as well as a pair of Pink tickets for one of my friends, who it's safe to say is more than a little obsessed.
As for the sales bargains, I came home with a few new pairs of shoes (of course!) which I'm excited to wear soon.
What are your resolutions for the year? And have you had any luck if you braved the sales?