Thursday, 2 January 2014

Goodbye December, Hello January.

New year, fresh positivity.
This year I'm heading into my second year of university, time is just flying by. I'm going to take what I learnt from my university experience last year and use it to better myself as a student.

1. Read! Read! Read!
So, throughout last year I didn't read as much novels as I wished. I always had my nose in one of my textbooks. Which is all well and good, because I am studying something I'm interested in and love learning about. However, I learnt from myself I have to reward/take little breaks now and then, not be about uni, uni, uni.
There are so many books I would love to read (are you surprised that I am a bookworm? eheh). I have listed four novels so far that I want to read, would you be interested in reviews, or keep you updated on my latest reads? I want to start a mini novel collection. It is the beginning of an expensive habit. Yes, I'm also one of those people that rather the feel of a book, than staring at another screen. Anyone else feel that way? Oh! Leave some book suggestions in the comments, pretty please!

2. Treat myself more
University is stressful, and students in university can agree on that one. This year, every once and awhile I would like to treat or reward myself with something special. It maybe as simple as buying a little trinklet, a special flavour of tea, a DVD, a bargain item of clothing or something I've been wanting to try; a product or bath bomb/ballistic from Lush. Just little things really.

3. Take more photos
I always say this, every year. I'm going to do it this time round I swear! I think I get so swept up in the moment (which is great!) but it means I forget to capture a moment. I have a rather large collection of photographs, which I adore. I often look through them all, and they make me smile, laugh and appreciate that beautiful moment. I want to capture more moments this year.

4. Always find something to be grateful, and positive for
Now this may seem something simple and something that can come naturally, but I think people and myself can get caught up in the day to day life and business that follows and forget to think of a positive note. I have a diary, which keeps me organised, but I thought perhaps in each day of the diary I write something I'm thankful for, then I can go back over the diary and see what I was thankful for on that day.

Do you have any goals for the new year? Let me know.

I hope y'all have a lovely new year, thank you for reading wherever you are.



  1. I agree with all of these decisions, I too am a bookworm! It is important to treat yourself every once in a while as you've got to enjoy some perk when feeling stressed down with coursework/assignments. Love your idea of writing in diary gratitude notes and same I wish I took more photos to look back on the changes.

    Have a bright day Stephanie!

    Essence of Jess

    1. A fellow bookworm! We are becoming a rare bunch I think. :)
      Oh thank you so much for your kind words! Beyond kind of you to.
      I just checked out your blog and its so lovely. :)
      I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

  2. I love posts like this, always end up adding more resolutions to my own list! Take more photos is definitely one of mine too!


    1. Aw thank you! I love posts like this for the same reason, I love to add to my resolutions lists.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, your blog is just amazing!

  3. Yes I totally agree with the last point. There is always something positive to look into :)
    ❤The Secret Life of Aggie❤

    1. Exactly, always something positive!
      Thank you for being so nice and leaving a kind comment. :)


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