Back in January I, like everybody else, wrote about the new year's resolutions that I am hoping to keep this year. In order to try and stick to these I've written them on my fridge, written about them here, got them on the notes in my phone and promised myself I would do a monthly update on how they're doing.
Well, as you can probably tell, I already failed at one of those by not posting this in February. Whoops. But alas, February is a short month so that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it. Let's recap what the resolutions are:
Number One: Be More Productive
Now, I actually don't think I'm doing too bad at this one. This wasn't just about blogging more, it was about doing more with my time off instead of just watching YouTube videos (anyone else guilty of that?). Don't get me wrong, many an evening has been spent working our way through 24 (SO GOOD) but I have also been using my time to do other things. Tonight, for example, not only am I writing blog posts, but I also have home made granola baking in the oven. How much more productive can you get?
I also baked Mother's Day Biscuiteers inspired biscuits (if you haven't seen their website then you should go. Now.) which took pretty much an entire Saturday (you can see the result of that here). Oh, I also forgot to mention we got kittens at the beginning of February so they've been taking up a lot of my time being generally adorable as well.
So, I mean, I haven't been finding the cure to cancer or anything, but that's ok.
Number Two: Cook more from cookbooks
Technically not me doing this, but mainly because I get home later than the boyfriend from work, but we have been pretty adventurous with our food which is great. Cooking is something I love to do and if I had more time in the week I definitely would. It is still a goal I need to work at.
Number Three: Do one new thing every month
January I went to Prague with my four best friends which was amazing. Please take me back. In February - does getting kittens count? It's a difficult one to judge because everyone does new things pretty much every day, so whether I count the big things or the small things it depends. I can't think of a big thing off the top of my head for February, or indeed March, but I think that's just because my head is filled with other things at the moment. And I can smell burning granola.
Number Four: Read 50 books
Now, I really have failed at this one so far. As in, I haven't actually read a single one. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. I think I mentioned 24? Watching it until we really have to go to bed and then falling into a coma as soon as head hits the pillow - not very inductive to reading. Need to work on this ASAP and nourish my mind.
Number Five: Get at least two rooms in the house completely finished
This is a work in progress, we have actually chosen paint colours so that's a step forward. Now we just need to buy it and then, you know, paint the walls or something. I'm confident this one will be achieved but it's not something that's going to happen overnight.
Number Six: Learn to play five songs on the Ukulele
So there we go, a bit of a recap and a chance to assess my progress. I actually thought I was doing better than I actually am before I wrote it down. It's ok, it's only March (23rd - oh god) so there's still a pretty good chunk of time to get all of these done before Auld Lang Syne is sung across the land once again.
Tell me - how are you doing with your new year resolution?