As I am clearly struggling with committing to any kind official New Year’s Resolution list, I thought I’d instead write about what I’ve accomplished in the last year as I think that’s a better, more positive starting point! Fortunately, being into all that spiritual, ‘hocus pocus’ stuff, I have actual Visualisations Boards made a year or so ago to reflect upon and question clearly, ‘What have I actually achieved since making this?’
FYI: Visualisations boards are an extension of Cosmic Ordering/Law of Attraction. They are essentially visuals of all the things you want to attract in your life.
Yah, I warned you I was a little out-there.
Here is the board I made in March 2011, and actually blogged about here. So it’s been over a year and a half since making it.
WHAT HAVE I ACHIEVED FROM IT?
It actually makes me feel pretty damn good to realise that over 60%, if not more, of that board has now been achieved.
After braces and then finally, the glue that made it all stick together, getting cosmetic veneers, I feel my teeth are finally in a place where I am happy with them and no longer self concious. In my heart of hearts, I’m not sure I ever imagined them turning out this great. Sure, I had put an image of amazing teeth down on this board but I don’t think I genuinely thought I’d ever be able to achieve it? But I did! Here is a video of the whole process at The Cosmetic Dental Practice, in case you missed all of that happening a few months ago..
Well, you know, I bought it. Not much to say! Got the exact same one I wanted, just like on my board.
Yup, I bought about four of those six pairs, so I’d say that was a success (and probably another trillion pairs more)! Although I think I just included that on the board ’cause it looked pretty, haha.
Well, I have started this, I own one, have it restrung to the left with killer strings, and even went to a workshop thingy teaching it a few months back! I have learnt Johnny Cash Hurt on it, all by myself and good ol’ YouTube, but I still have so much further to go. So a TBC one, def!
DRIVER’S LICENCE & SCOOTER:
I’ve combined these last two as one as I think they’re somewhat related. Unfortunately I haven’t achieved either of these targets, but I think 2013 is def the year for it! I NEED THAT SCOOTER.
So that wasn’t too bad, right? A good few crossed off.. Now, let’s look at what I need to do for the future..
1) BECOME MORE ORGANISED AND WORK HARDER.
I believe I am quite a lucky person, a few people have told me this in the past and whilst other people might be insulted by being called lucky (as they see it as dig at them not accomplishing anything through their own merit as opposed to solely through luck alone, or something), I 100% agree that I am lucky. I often don’t understand why I get given the opportunities I do, but get given them I do. I have noticed however that when I put in a teeny tiny bit of effort, I get so much in return for it. So for 2013 I want to really push myself, not be so lazy, take advantage of all the amazing opportunities offered to me and simply TRY HARDER. I am so disorganised and that is the biggest obstacle in my productivity, so this year I am getting on it! No excuses!
I bought a Microsoft Surface tablet at the end of last year and I love it! This was kind of to inspire me to get focused, and also because during mega busy periods of time, like Fashion Week or when I am literally at millions of events and errands a day, I often think my life would be so much easier if I could work on-the-go when I have a spare hour or so in-between things. Because trust me, you could be doing nothing for weeks, hanging out in your onesie, watching trash TV and working your way through a ‘Best of 1988 Movie’ list just because you have so much free time you might as well, and then the minute you actually have stuff to do, non stop stuff for days on end, BOOM! That is when last minute deadlines (yup, DEADLINES, plural) fall into your lap that you simply can’t refuse. So hopefully with this new bit of tech; the most productivity capable tablet currently available (allegedly), I can finally be productive and not waste precious time on-the-go.
2) GET FIT!
Wah, how many times have we heard this?! But yeah, I need to. I have somehow managed to hold on to a semblance of a figure with absolutely no exercise (bar the occasional hula hooping, video above), but I know my luck is going to run out soon. It’s pretty much already gone, in regards to this. I’m contemplating Yoga and maybe running, although my sister tried to make me go running with her once and I literally died just making it to the end of the road. So yeah, fix up, look sharp for 2013.
3) DJ MORE!
I used to DJ full time, professionally a few years ago and supported some pretty big acts (Bloc Party, Dirty Pretty Things, Maccabees, Massive Attack, to name a few..) but I decided the lifestyle was a little too crazy for me so moved away from it. However I met some amazing people and played at some awesome places (333, Sketch), and I really miss it. Whilst I still don’t want the full time dealeo, I do want it more often than it’s been in the last year. So this year I vow to put myself out more and maybe be a bit more competitive with it? I’m not a very competitive person, and I certainly don’t hype myself and furthermore, believe my own self created hype (something I’ve always been very against, actually), but maybe I should? I’ve been bought up to be humble and not to brag, and I used to think that was a good quality but I’ve realised perhaps not for everything, and maybe it’s actually been a disservice to me in the past.. I mean, I get so many positive comments when I DJ, people always asking for business cards whilst I’m playing (which I’d never carried, duh), I’ve even had a House DJ who had been playing out for over ten years telling me that I was better at mixing House than he was and I don’t even specialise in that music? That must mean I’m somewhat good, right? So, a bit more shameless self promotion and getting the gigs I know I am the best person for and PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE. Because let’s face it, I am the frickin’ best when it comes to this shit, ha.
4) BECOME A BETTER WRITER AND WRITE MORE OFTEN.
The irony of how poorly written that sentence about writing was, oh Lordy.. But yes, I really want to work on improving my writing and branching out to writing at even more places than I currently do. Since I can remember I think I’ve always wanted to be a Writer, maybe I never really regarded it as a serious ambition, but I did always have a little part of me that wanted it and now I have bizarrely fallen into it. I don’t think I am a particularly good writer right now, but I do feel I have potential, and I really want to expand on that and grow. I might even start a book club, too. Good writing begins with good reading.
5) MASTER THE UKULELE AND GET THAT DAMN SCOOTER!
Yup, the last two on my Visualisation Board of 2011. Gonna make it happen!
Sorry for the mahoosively long post (was not intentional, kinda just went with it). I don’t mind if you didn’t make it the end as it was a bit TL; DR, however if you have, let me know what your resolutions are and how they’re going thus far.. I might just spot something in there I need to include in my own!