Thursday, January 06, 2011

So, I ended my 2010 by celebrating with a bunch of family at my aunties house. Strangely i didn't drink too much alcohol but instead pigged out on a load of yummy food! We ended up just playing wii games and talking about a load of random things and then went outside at 12am to be greeted by hundreds of chinese lanterns lighting up the sky! They looked so pretty and we were kinda bummed that we didn't have any so we sat and watched instead. 
Since all of the taxis were booked up and the ones that were available were charging triple fare just to take us on a five minute drive we ended up walking home at 3am! Unlucky for us, our house is situated beside a pitch black forest that looks like something from a horror movie - that was not good. 
On the up hand, i finally crawled into bed at 4am and woke up the next morning with no hangover and a lovely new years dinner waiting for me ... how i love christmas time!

Nothing great really happened in my 2010 - I left high school, went to prom, started college, put on weight, lost friends, made friends, regained contact with old friends, discovered a new way to live life and everything in between. I was sad when 2009 ended because for me, it was such a great year and i can honestly say that i was happy for 2010 to come to an end. 

I already have a lot of amazing things planned for 2011 and to try and help me along the way, i've given myself three resolution type goals.

1. Lose a stone of unneeded weight. I have come to terms with the fact that i am not 'fat' but i'm fed up of feeling sluggish and depressed. I have started the diet 'Slimming World' which will help me to eat more healthier and i aim to do an hour of excercise a day. I love feeling happy and refreshed so i can't wait to devise this new lifestyle.

2. Get more of a social life and stop being so lazy. Most days, i refuse to even change out of my pajamas until it is necessary to get a shower. Instead i'll literally sit surfing the internet looking at things that do not entwine in my life in any which way. I'm constantly making excuses not to go out and have lost contact with so many friends, i'm getting pretty fed up with myself! I hope to start by doing something little in the free time i have - read more books, cook, take photographs, meet up with a friend.

3. Stop spending so much money on unecessary things. Now my paycheck is pretty alright for the month but i am sick of it going nowhere. I look back at the end of the month and think 'ok, so what have i bought that is useful?' and usually there isn't anything much. I have set up a savings account and can't wait to pay for flights to visit my best friend in Canada in May. I also want to spend more money buying things that will come in handy, not several lots of starbucks per month.

Now, if you've stumbled across this blog, i can't promise that it will be anything interesting. It will literally be a scrapbook of my life ~ which will hopefully become more busy! So stick around and see if you like. In the meantime, i'm gonna go play this little addictive game and hopefully beat my high score! 

stay happy. love laura x

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