Rainbow jumper and new year's resolutions

I have never been a huge lover of Christmas. I like it as much as the next person but I don't froth at the mouth at the thought of tinsel, you can shove your red cups where the sun don't shine and I can't STAND most Christmas songs. New Year however, I do enjoy. I know it's just another month and it's not really a fresh start, yada yada yada, but I like it and I won't be bullied into thinking otherwise. Ha. 

I've been listening to the Smart Twenties podcast (even though I'm out of my twenties I know right you'd never guess OMG what are your secrets) and Sam has been inspiring me to get my life organised and set goals. I bought myself a Bullet Journal in October, which I love, and I've been finding lists, goals and doodles so much fun. 

I love reading New Year's Resolutions so thought I would share mine (partly because if I put them on the internet I'm even more accountable!) 

1. Try at least 3 DIYs from my Pinterest board

I find things online and I think ooo how fun and original I love a DIY and I pin it with gusto. Then I forget all about it and buy another set of Primark pom pom fairy lights. Well it stops this year friends! I WILL make at least 3 DIYs from my Pinterest board. And I will post them on my Instagram with pride.  

2. Complete new 30 days of yoga from Yoga with Adriene, then yoga at least 3x a week

I have majorly fallen off the bandwagon with yoga this year. What better time to begin again that with Adrienne's 30 days of yoga series, and my brand new yoga mat which has palm print on. Sorry wot? If you do click on the previous yoga mat link and see the very bendy women within its pages - that will be me on December 31st 2018. 

3. Read 30 books

Last year I read 25 books, and I was pretty darn pleased with myself. This year I have aimed for 30, and I've created a fun checklist e.g. a book with a one word title, a graphic novel, a book that's more than 500 pages, and so on and so forth. I've written the list in my BuJo (that's what people call Bullet Journals, isn't it grim) and I like to log my books in GoodReads, where I also sometimes leave mini reviews. 

4. Go to a calligraphy class

This is related to my Bullet Journal, and being jealous of everyone else's 'spreads' (pages) with their fancy writing and what not. Plus I love a fountain pen. I had a navy and gold Harry Potter one at senior school, it was rad. 

Jumper Missguided
Jeans Primark
Shoes Primark

5. Blog at least once a week (This old chestnut, that I promise to myself every year)

Oh blogging what are you like. Are you even relevant any more? Should I be Instagramming only? Who knows. What I do know is I still enjoy blogging, so I'm going carry on doing it, and I'm going to do it more. Probably. 

I'd love to hear about your New Year Resolutions - please tell me in the comments!

Faye x


  1. Such a cute look! I'm dying over those shoes and I cannot believe they are from Primark. I recently started doing yoga more in 2017 and it's helped with anxiety and stress as well as keep me feeling good and strong. I have to get on that reading train and get back to reading books (and not on a kindle...actual books). x

    1. Thanks lovely! I know right - they were £3 in the sale as well! Yeah I never felt like Kindle books were the same as actual books... I much prefer actual books.xx