What’s Occuring Wednesday: Before the End of the Year

I can’t quite believe we’re coming to the end of 2014. It’s been a strange year for me, better than 2013, but difficult. I’ve had hopes raised and dashed about my long distance relationship ending (bring on 2016!), and Repetitive Strain Injury meant my exams didn’t go as well as I hope. On the other hand, I’ve gained amazing work experience in the area I want to go into, improved my blogging game dramatically, and become attached to my camera. There’s a few little bits I want to do to finish off the year, so here they are.

And the source of this amazing picture is here.

 

Improve my Blog Design

This has been on my list for months, I’m just not happy with what I’ve got. My lovely boyfriend has been in the process of designing me a custom one, but it’s come to the point of his second year that he hasn’t got time to spend – so some of my Christmas pennies will be going towards this. It will probably be a template for now, and I hope to learn enough to carry on with W’s work later in the year.

Sort through Clothes

The downside of being at university is that I’m managed to gain two full wardrobes. Whilst I’m home for Christmas I’m determined to streamline everything. I always say I’ll ebay items, but I think to make myself get rid they’ll have to go to a charity shop. Likewise with books – having a kindle means my overflowing bookcase is unnecessary. I cheekily stole this picture from my lovely friend Libby’s blog – my wardrobe is in that much of a state I can’t bear to photograph it!

Take some Outfit Photos

I’m horrendously self-conscious about my body and looks – it has been to the point of being scared to go out due to fear of people talking/laughing behind my back. I finally plucked up courage to post an outfit a few weeks ago (it’s just here), and now I want to carry on with this. I have so many clothes (see previous point!) that it’s a waste not to share them!

 photo b263b0ed-4ac2-4037-962a-4f5b64ce031e_zps53da36d5.jpg photo 9503e468-b958-4156-800a-7d70491997bf_zpsa81b1024.jpgKickstart a Healthier Routine

I had just got back into running after a very long time when I dropped a cupboard door onto my foot. This was 3.5 weeks ago, and I still can’t get my trainers over the swelling. Its still pretty blue and painful too. As I’m struggling to exercise as I’d like (even my power hill-walk three times a week isn’t happening!) I really need to improve the diet. Its not bad, but I’d like to up the vegetable, increase the water intake, and perhaps half the amount of bread eaten. A little difficult when I’m still ploughing through the chocolates gifted for my birthday last week!

How was 2014 for you? Do you set goals throughout the year? What do you want to achieve in the next few weeks?