I have learned so much over the past three years, not just about how to blog, but about myself and who I want to be, and it all began with a list of New Year Resolutions.
The English Oxford Dictionary describes it as, 'a firm decision and the quality of being determined.'
It was on New Year's Eve 2012 when I set myself a challenge; sick of setting resolutions and breaking them before the mince pies ran out, I decided to set a better example and so I wrote a list of twelve resolutions - one for each month of the year.
This list included the usual suspects - lose weight, get fit, iron less and laugh more but I also wanted to challenge myself. I included things like, 'do something new', 'give up alcohol', 'give up Facebook (that one was tough!) and many more.
Having never blogged before I thought it would be a fun way to keep me motivated. It also forced me to be accountable for my actions – a bit like having a diet buddy. But I knew that I wanted to keep it real and blog the lows as well as the highs throughout the year.