Happy New Year on and all! I hope you all enjoyed whatever festive break you may celebrate.
We had a lot of fun in the Tudor household at Christmas, Jacob understood what was going on a lot more this year,and we managed to see all of our immediate family and a lot of friends over the break too.
Onto the subject of this post though, and as you may well know, it's that time of year to make New Year resolutions. I've decided this year to make smaller, more manageable resolutions rather than the generic ones like "lose weight" and "drink less".
1. Walk for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week.
Between the office and home, I don't get much time for exercise, and in the past I'd join the gym, hit it hard for a couple of months, get bored and quit. Then any good I'd done would be completely lost. So this year, I'm gonna take it slow. Now that I'm on regular shifts, getting out of the office at lunch has become a lot easier, and I'm hoping doing this for a little while will let me start jogging at lunch once the weather gets better.
2. Stop buying lunch at work.
On average, I used to buy lunch 4 out of 5 working days. Over a month this could add up to roughly £100, and the food I get is generally on the wrong side of the "healthy eating" scale. The biggest issue for me in the past has been being bothered to prepare a lunch before leaving for work. Between this and the first thing I'm doing, I should be ticking off the "lose weight" thing fairly easily.
3. Save at least £100 a month.
Hey, you know what I should do with that £100 a month I'll be saving by not buying lunch? Yup, you got it. It's something I started doing when I started my new role, but I've never really had a tidy sum of money tucked away for emergencies. This way I'm covered if I have issues with my car or some other unexpected bill. Will also help when it comes time to remortgage!
4. Finish the house!
This is the big one! We moved into our house last February and progress has been incredibly slow, especially when we were getting the bathroom moved upstairs. Now that's done, the big work will be turning the old bathroom into a dining room and decorating all the rooms. I'm starting that off next weekend with the help of friends, it kinda helped when I told them it involved demolishing a wall!
5. Spend more time with the RTUK community when at meetups.
Usually at MCM, I'll head over to the RTUK meets for the photos and such, but I don't really spend much time talking to people. And once MCM is over, I'm usually pretty quick to leave to get home early. I'm already planning to attend a meetup at the Lazer Team showing later this month, so that should be a good starting point.
6. Create my first cosplay.
It's something I've wanted to do for a couple of years now and I keep putting it off. There's probably three RWBY characters I want to try, and my aim is to have just one of these done to do this for MCM October at the latest.
So that's that. Mostly smaller, manageable tasks that I can keep track of. What are you guys doing in 2016?