Resolution Road

And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Happy New Year! (Got to start with the obligatory NY inspirational quote, natch).

I have, of course, already lightly laid down the gauntlet for New Year. That list contained only a handful of areas I would like to examine in 2015.

I haven’t changed my mind about any of them, though you could argue that I’ve broken at least three already (I’m not counting my indiscretions until 5th January, which is Monday re: moving, being angry and spending though). Hey, these are my resolutions, I’ll be sketchy about the details if I want to.

The good news is that this is Day 2 and I haven’t had chocolate. Sadly this coincides with a crippling bout of PMS cravings. My only fear is that most of my historic chocolate eating has been instinctual. What if I eat it automatically and don’t realise until it’s too late? THE HORROR.

I’m imagining myself as a light and airy waif come December 31st 2015, all my lumpy bits having miraculously melted away due to lack of Dairy Milk. But who the hell am I kidding? I didn’t quit crisps, sweet/salty popcorn, jelly babies or non-chocolaty cake. Butter, cream or bread. I’m not an idiot.

*Insert Homer Simpson-esque dribbling here*

I just wanted to add to my previous Resolutions post, not with too much more, certainly with not too much more New Year, New Me poppycock. Let’s face it, it’s unlikely that this is the year I change absolutely everything that I dislike about my life, lovely thought that might be.

Short of wanting more money, a holiday and not being out of breath when I do up my bra in the morning, I’m pretty happy. I’m trying to be kinder to myself and to believe that I’m fucking fabulous the way I am.



I do need to stop spending money. So, short of a few little treats in the Sales, I am hunkering down until the end of March/April so I can get back to black after a frivolous Christmas. Imposing a Spending Ban if you will, which I guess most of us will be doing anyway, so I’m probably in good company.


I’ve been reading some very interesting bits and pieces about skin and it’s inspiring me to take care of mine. At the moment I use a no frills no label moisturiser (from Aldi of all places) that serves me well but, and this makes perfect sense, how did I not realise you are supposed to slap it on no more than ten minutes after a shower? Duh.

I’ve also heard that Sali Hughe’s Pretty Honest is quite skin focussed, so I might be investing in that and then taking on board some of the information within. Watch me glow!

 Social Media

God. This will be the hardest one but I think, for me, probably the most necessary. I tweet, Facebook and Instagram everything. Admittedly, mostly on Twitter and FB it’s a case of reblogging funny things/other people but still, I think I need to take a step back.

Certainly I know that I Instagram ‘too much’, so I’m reviewing my process. Selfies are a source of great amusement for me as are funny memes, pictures of my nails and food. But I know it’s worth holding some things back for myself, for us so I’m going to.

As for the other mediums, I’m only going to check in when I have something to say or if something really interesting pops up. Step away from the Buzzfeed quizzes, girl.

So that’s everything Resolution shape covered as far as I can see. Basically I will be myself but trying to be a bit better.

Hope you all had a fabulous one and that this coming year treats you brilliantly!

5 thoughts on “Resolution Road

  1. Happy 2015!
    I don’t really do resolutions because I don’t ever stick to them, but I am trying to keep promises I make to myself this year.
    Like ACTUALLY blogging once a week. Ha, we’ll see if that really happens.
    Good luck with your resolutions! Quitting chocolate is not a resolution for the faint of heart!

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    1. I know, it’s so stressful already! I just walked into another office in our building and there were four – FOUR – tins of chocolates piled up. I had to turn away. UGH.

      I know what you’re saying about resolutions, me too if I’m honest, but I’d never beat myself up about it if I don’t achieve what I set out to. It’s nice just to think about these things sometimes, and try!

      Happy new year to you! I like your blogging goal and will be there with you all the way! xoxo

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  2. Happy New Year! I am right with you on the spending front…I’ve got dreams, dreams that can’t be paid for with acorns and old bus tickets… (wouldn’t that be great though!). I hope 2015 treats you well, my lovely girl 🙂 lots and lots of love!


  3. Beautiful, beautiful Erica, I look forward to following your dreams alongside you, even if it is only in spirit. I miss the days we were all together, they were so precious. I hear you about the cost of dreams though, belly button fluff and doodles don’t quite cut the mustard either. One day, baby! Love you so much. Happy 2015! xoxo


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