Monday, 31 December 2012

13 Resolutions For 2013

Smile more and be happy!
Truth be told I don't go out with my friends as much as I used to and a lot of my past hobbies I used to enjoy have slipped. I'd love to turn that around and find a happy balance between school work and play.

Stop being so independent and rely on others more
Because of the way I was schooled I'm a very very independent person and I hate to rely on anyone. It did me nothing but favours when I was younger however now that I'm older it causes me so many issues as I'm kind of expected to be able to let people in to my life and I can't do it! I really want to try and change that next year.

Stop using my parents as a credit card
Like I said I'm too independent, I really want to try and support myself even though I'm only 15. I hate having to use their money for my holidays and unessessary purchases. Getting a job will be the first part of this!

Blog more quality posts
I think when you post as much as I do you feel as If posting 5/7 days isn't good enough and so you throw together a post with very little thought. Posts with the most thought and love tend to be received a lot better on Blogger and so I'd like to put aside the time to write really good posts every week, while still maintaining my frequent posting track record!

Save rather than spend
I'm actually pretty good at researching products well before I buy them, thanks to Blogger of course! So I do save a lot of money in that respect but I think I'd like to start spending less on materialistic possessions so that I can spend it making memories. Festivals and holidays are high on the list of things I want to go to next year!

Go out more
Its true that your only young for a limited amount of time and strangely enough I've only come to realise than recently. To me I'm still 13 years old obsessed with Taio Cruz getting all excited because a boy spoke to me-.- however I'm nearly 16 and time really has passed me by too quickly. I wanna take a few more risks and break the rules more before I'm finally deemed an adult

Have fun
Continuing on from the last point but In my group of friends (which bare in mind is pretty large) I'm like the Mother, the responsible one that looks after everyone else. I'm a pretty serious person and don't do enough for myself so I think I'd kinda like to stop being so serious all the time and just have fun!

Value sleep more
Now I'll admit I'm a crammer, as shameful as it is. I do no revision for exams until the night before where I pull an all-nighter and do it all at once, sometimes it pays of sometimes it doesn't. Now that I'm in year 11 and have tons and tons and tons of exams (silly me took on 4 extra GCSE's) I really need to respect my body a bit more and stop putting it through so much torture. No more staying up until 4am everyday!

Read more books
I'm pretty sure the last book I read was 'An Inspector Calls', a 60-page compulsory book. I'd cover it up by saying something like 'I'm more in to films' but truth is I'm not! Anybody that's got any good book recommendations leave me a comment or tweet me @aisforaylablog

Drink more water
I'm actually quite good when it comes to drinking water but I'd love to see if it changes my skin at all.

Stop being scared of public transport
Don't even question me on this on. I'm absolutely petrified of public transport but I should really get used to that before I go to sixth form. My sixth form is an hour and a half away from my house so theres no way I'm walking to this one!

Gain 8 pounds
Sounds ridiculous I know but I have certain medical conditions that make it hard for me to gain weight. I'd love to get in to the 'normal' BMI category, I've tried for years but 2013 WILL be the year!

Finalise plans for the future
I know the career I want, but the path I'm going down is a bit wishy-washy at the moment. I feel better when plans are set in stone and so I'd like to decide exactly where I'm going this year and start making steps towards getting me there. Hopefully I'll have a savings fund set up by the end of the year.

If you've done any New Years Resolution posts send me a link! I'd love to read them!


  1. The Great Gatsby
    The Color Purple
    Fight Club
    The Black Dahlia
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Jane Eyre
    Wuthering Heights

    Just a few of my favourite books, aha :) xx

    1. Ooooh thank you so much! I'll be having a look at all of these! <3

  2. Good luck with your resolutions honey! I've made some similar personal ones - the others will be in a post up tomorrow! x

    1. I'll be sure to have a peep! <3

  3. You hve some amazing resolutions, alot of your are mine like, drinking watee more, reading more, saving, get out more!:)

  4. As a fellow 15 your old I can totally relate to these resolutions hope you have a lovely new year, what an inspiring post!x

  5. I used to be terrified of public transport too! But i had no choice when I moved out of home, I had to take trains and buses everywhere and now it's easy! I even took the metro in Paris no troubles at all :) You are the first person I have read who wants to gain weight! I'm sure it will happen for you along with the rest of them! :-) xo

    1. Thanks for your comment Emma! It's nice to know there are simillar people, my friends all think its crazy! <3

  6. Great resolutions for the new year :) Happy new year! x

  7. I'll definitely be trying some of these for my 2013. Going out more is a given, I'm such a house hermit I need to get out of it! I too am on the search for a job, sick of not having my own money and, like you say, I want to save too but I don't even have that option not having a job haha!

    Good luck with these resolutions ans happy new year!

    Jessica xo

  8. Great list! I did a 13 for 2013 list, as well!

    <3 Melissa

  9. Good ones. I also want to make better blog posts this year. I've seen a small hike in my google PR since putting up thoughtful and useful posts. Though I don't get as much reader feedback (some fashion bloggers are all about pictures), I feel that search engines like these articles better.

    Looking forward to reading more of your quality posts in 2013. Happy New Year!

    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

    1. Yeah! I'd say thats my biggest blogger aim this year! That and keeping the motivation to post often! <3

  10. I also have a medical condition that doesnt let me put on weight! I am desperate to get a normal BMI, I know how you feel! I have just tagged you in a tag over at my blog ! Happy new year xxx

    1. Thank you for the tag, I shall forward it when I get the chance! +annoying isn't it? <3


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