Thursday, 30 December 2010
New Years Resolutions.
For the last 4 years my new years resolutions have been exactly the same. There has been 2 of them give or take each year, and each year I am even more determined that I will fulfill the resolutions. They have been:
1. Lose weight and get to goal
2. Stop Swearing
So far I havn't achieved either of these resolutions, although had success with both to varying degrees, and after careful consideration I have decided to mix it up a bit and decide to do things a little differently. I've been thinking about something different. Something out of the ordinary. Something I've always wanted to do but always shrugged off because to be honest it never felt attainable. Something that will make a big difference to my life and me as a person.The above resolutions are something I'm continuously working towards rather than resoluting to do.
So here they are my 2 New Years Resolutions.
1. To learn a new language properly. Either French or Spanish.
I've always ALWAYS wanted to speak another language. In fact make that several other languages. I'd love to be able to travel to other countries and to properly interact with the people there, not expect that they should speak English just "because." In my second year of university I actually signed up to do a module in either Chinese or Spanish. The ridiculous lesson schedule made it impossible to do and I had to take a Banking and Finance module instead. This year I'm absolutely determined to learn either French or Spanish, I'm not completely sure which one yet, but its going to happen.
2. To sign up for a race of some form. In an ideal world this would be a half marathon. Although I fear if I was to share this notion with my close friends and family, they would basically say "Yeah Right, OK Kelly whilst the novelty lasts" and then I would begin to doubt myself, which would ultimately lead to a self fulfilling prophecy that I couldn't do it. So maybe the trick here is to sign up for it and train regardless without telling anybody. Or maybe start small and run a Race for Life first. Although to me that seems like a cop out and I should shoot for the sky. I dont like doing anything by half measures, and I am a little bit of an extremist at times. Its all or nothing. Seeing as though I'm only a running novice at this point in time, any advice on this resolution would be much appreciated.
There is also one other thing I'd love to do but I dont want to commit to too many different things and then not follow through. So many people can talk the talk but not walk the walk. I'd absolutely love to learn British Sign Language. I just feel that this would be such an invaluable skill to have and I have always admired people who can do this well. Maybe I will look into this more and make an informed decision at a later date.
So there you have it, those are my two New Years Resolutions. You may be thinking the same as me, well what will make these two any different. I dont know the answer to that, but if I never try, I'll never know!
What are your New Years Resolutions?