I have to be honest and say I haven’t thought about my blog all over Christmas, I’ve taken a break from thinking about what possible issues I could discuss for everyone to read but now I’m back and have plenty of ideas, although New Year’s Eve is not the time to start getting them down on the computer. Despite my little break I have just posted a blog I wrote a little while ago but have been saving, it’s all about going to see Chris Ramsey live and you can read it here. As I wrote it a little while ago and am still a little new to the blog platform we use for the student blogs I think I managed to post it privately – I’ve now posted it publicly but I think it’ll be hiding a way down the list of blog posts but go have a look, it should be there somewhere!
Tonight I am heading to London for NYE with some friends, I hope everyone has a good night and NYE’s isn’t the let down for you that it sometimes turns out to be. If you make resolutions I hope you’re successful, apparently the key is to be specific. I can vouch for this approach – I am a bit (read HUGE) of a diet coke addict so last year I decided I would give myself one diet coke free day every week – this can be tough as for me diet coke is my reward for a day well done! But I can proudly report that every week for the last year I have had a diet coke free day, everyone always asks me what next, 2 days free next year? I tell them no that’s not the point. I don’t want to give up diet coke (I like it!) and as vices go I think I could be hooked on something much worse. It was a personal challenge and I succeeded.
I think for 2014 I will carry on with my diet coke free days, I always feel proud of myself when I’ve hit my goal, even if it seems really silly to other people. I haven’t set any other resolutions for next year, overall I think I’m pretty happy with my life. In 2013 I got myself on the career path I want to be on (after several years of not being happy with my work) and I think that’s a biggie, I also started blogging which the original idea of scared the life out of me! We love our little house we live in and I am in a debt free (bar student loans) position. So to completely go against my previously mentioned specificity I am going to carry on going for things in 2014 – even if I don’t think I will get them, as the worst that can happen is that I stay in the same position and the best is that I get something I want. Next year I will post about how my project is funded as I think that’s an important one for people to understand before they head down the PhD route, although I’m waiting on one thing before I post that (fingers crossed it’ll come through soon!)
Happy 2014 everyone,
Talk to you in the new year 🙂