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5 things for 2015

In a couple of days we will see the start of a brand New Year & whilst I'm not one of those people to post a Facebook status claiming I'll be joining the gym etc etc I do think it's nice to focus on what you want the year ahead to bring.

Move into our own place (again!) - After moving back to the North for better job opportunities & to live close to our families we decided to move into our parents home for a few (few being the keyword here haha) months until we found a home that was perfect for us. Six months later we are still living at home, not the most ideal situation after having our own place & independence for 3 years, but we are determined to get a home we love. I'd hate to know how many hours of my life I've spent scrolling through Rightmove during this whole process though!

Carrying on blogging - I have an up/down relationship with my blog, I mostly love it until I compare it to others. That feeling of publishing a post after snapping away photos & stringing sentences together is a good one & thats what I need to remember. 

Travel more - Believe it or not, I didn't even leave the country once in 2014. I had plans to but then other things seemed to crop up & ideas always got pushed back, so I'm determined to make 2015 a year that I see more of the World. I'm one of those people that forever wishes rather than does & that really needs to change. A City I'd love to return to is Paris, but it would also be a dream to visit New York... I'm not sure that will happen during 2015 but one day! 

Use my creativity - I'm actually a really creative person however after years of studying Art & Design I've become lazy. I love crafting, making little gifts for people, baking sweet treats, that kinda thing but It's weird because I have all these ideas in my head & pinned on boards on Pinterest that make me feel excited yet I never get round to making time for them. Which leads me onto my next "thing" for 2015...
Do more of what makes me happy - Throughout 2014 I saw so many tweets quoting "Do more of what makes you happy" & I'd often think about "happiness" whilst being stuck at work & suddenly feel very panicked & trapped. Obviously I have to work because theres bills to pay & a pug to spoil but what I want to focus on during 2015 is taking time to switch off from those negative thoughts & have a bit more of a positive outlook on life. I have lots of happiness in my life & I just need to keep those happy things to the front of my mind instead of always letting the bad things pull me down. In 2014 I started to take note of the "little things" that go unnoticed so often, it's easy to get caught up in life so it's good to take a step back & see the light sometimes. 

I have a really good feeling about 2015 & can't wait to see what the future holds!

L x

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  1. I hope you find the house, travel more, be happy with your blog, use your creativity and do more of what makes you happy in 2015! This is a lovely post and makes me think about my own life and things I want to change for the next year! Hope you achieve everything you wish and even more, all for good! :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  2. I hope you do all these things. I've really got to get some targets for 2015. They're probably passing my exams and moving into my own place x

  3. I agree with all of these! There are so many things running through my head at the moment, and I really want to set realistic goals this year so I actually complete them!

  4. These are great,and I hope they all workout for you(: I understand your feelings exactly with blogging- I love doing it, but when I get into comparisons I get endlessly discouraed-we have to remain confident that we blog for us,not for simply stats,and we owe it to the people that read our blogs to keep going(: (I for one would be sad if you stopped blogging,I never comment much but I've been a constant follower (: ) I also agree with the last one completely- I have a huge habit of getting so caught up in being miserable about the things I have to do that I don't like, that I stop doing the things that make me happy. I'm definitely going to work on that in 2015! Keep up the great work,I hope the next year is a great one for you(:

  5. Best of luck with your house search. I hope 2015 is a fantastic year for you . Doing more of what makes you happy is extremely important, Nothing worse then looking back on a year wishing you did this or did that. Also - I love your blog !. Keep up the fantastic work, I can't wait to see what 2015 has to offer. X

    Caitriona Tighe

  6. I love how you're actually setting attainable goals, most people don't do that! I think I'll try to follow all of these aside from moving in, because they're amazing ideas :) Great post!

    Akino |

  7. Definatly put your happiness first! Have a great 2015! :D
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  8. I love the last one, I think sometimes we focus so much on the negativity we need to remember to think positive and be happy. i hope you have a great new year!!


  9. Happy New Year Laura! I'm with you on using creativity, it's something I find lacking in my life whereby this year I'd like to start that again.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing