Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My 2015 Bucket List

It's almost the end of January now (what) and somehow it's taken me this long to write this post (as much as I want my organisational prowess to be something envied by the masses, this couldn't be further from the case).

Last night I sat down and reflected on 2014, what I achieved, what I would like to have done and so on. I wanted to put together this bucket list to have something (alongside my monthly reflections) to look back on in a year's time.

To be clear: this is more of a checklist than a list of resolutions. It's a list of things I'd like to do, try, see and draw this year (hence 'bucket list'). I'm planning on printing the list out and using it almost like a reminder to myself to do things a bit differently in 2015.

  • Create a structured content calendar and system
  • Increase number of posts per week
  • Get camera battery sorted and start taking photographs
  • Do more beauty posts
  • Get to grips with PhotoShop (refresher)
  • Start organising properly
  • Start budgeting
  • Leave the country more than once (Amsterdam is booked)
  • Draw more
  • Draw more than just portraits
  • Do more typography (and say yes to opportunities for freelance!)
  • Read 20 books minimum (harder than it sounds) and keep a log book
  • Go to some gigs
  • Cook more whilst living at home
  • Get back in a car and finish learning to drive (accept the anxiety that comes with it)
  • Try more restaurants in Chester and Manchester
  • Buy more flowers
  • De-clutter. Throw some stuff away. Stop hoarding.
Health & Fitness:
  • Try boxing/boxercise/boxfit etc.
  • Try pole fitness (steer clear of places that use the words 'sexy' in their USP.)
  • Test out more mental health apps and use more apps in general (March: new phone, more space)
  • Give meditation and yoga another chance
  • Drink more (some) water
  • Learn some new healthy snack/meal recipes
  • Go to bed earlier
  • Buy (and use) a spiraliser
  • Make a skincare timetable
  • Figure out a practical storage system for makeup
  • Invest in some more staples
  • Test products in a more structured way - have trial periods and give things a chance
  • Wear more lipstick (not just reds, darks and nudes)
  • Review style preferences (refine)
  • Wardrobe detox (be ruthless)
  • Invest in more good quality staples (curate)
  • Stray from monchrome a little
  • Give casual skirts a go (thank you, Laura)

What's on your 2015 checklist?

Image sources: 1 (pin), 2, 3 - mine, 4, 5, 6

My amazing friend Rachel is running the London Marathon for AMMF in memory of her dad, John Munns. AMMF is the sole charity raising awareness of and funding research into the causes, methods of earlier diagnosis and treatments of Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in the UK.

You can see Rachel's Just Giving page here for John's story and to donate to this incredible cause.

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