It’s that time of the year! It’s time for the 2015 List of Resolutions.

2015 List of Resolutions from Tumblr

Looking back at 2014, I can say it wasn’t the best of years. It was a challenging year and I’m proud to say we’ve managed to get past every obstacle. Sure, we’ve had our down moments when we just felt that it wasn’t worth it, but we’re over it. We’ve grown up! I believe it’s for the first time in my life that I am feeling my age, and I say that in the best way possible.

Heck, we’ve reached a huge milestone as well. We’ve been together for 7 years now. 7 years!

I am proud of us.

I am proud of everything we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve come. I am proud of our two beautiful children, Pluto and Marlanu’. I am happy about us.

I can honestly say that I do not fear what the future will bring. I know we can handle it. If that’s not a good feeling I don’t know what is.

On this note, I would like to mention that the most important resolution for 2015 is to keep up the good work and move forward. Second, I would like 2015 to be a memorable year in every aspect.

Motivational Picture from Tumblr

Of course, I cannot start the year without making a resolution list. I do not want to break this tradition. It’s a fun thing, even if I don’t always complete them.

~~~~ 2015 List ~~~~

 1.Get a good job

– make a good one page CV (nobody reads CV’s that are long)
– take a professional photo for the CV
– take your time and be patient
– don’t give in into pressure, and don’t lower your expectations
– research about each company and the reviews for current and former employee’s
– dress for the job

2. Take the Cambridge exam (planned at the end of the year).

– complete resolution number 1
– put money aside for the exam
– make sure you register for the exam
– Date of completion: no updates yet on the Cambridge exam schedule for 2015

3. Learn a second language and get a diploma for it.

– choose the language that will help you the most in today’s economy
– practice daily at set hours
– find the proper organization and sign up for an exam.

4. Learn new recipes.

– find the best recipes taking into account the food budget and what’s available in the fridge
– blog about it (making sure I keep up)

5. Have a daily routine and set days for cleaning.

– Work in progress

6. Stop smoking. If possible get John to stop smoking as well.

Quit smoking on the 4th of January 2015 (Failed)

7. Plan ahead.

– don’t wait till the last moment.
– plan, organize and put into action
– don’t wait for others

8. Learn how to dance.

– research and practice
– don’t be afraid to look as a fool
– pick different genre’s

9. Cross of as many things of my random list as possible.

10. Be happy.

11. Put money aside for rainy days.

~~~~ End of List ~~~~

If there is one thing in particular that I am grateful for 2014, is that it taught us hardship. It taught us to survive on the bare minimum and still be happy. So, 2015 will be a simple year (for me at least). Where I will try to use what I have and say no to the urge of spending money on useless things.

I wish you all a Happy New Year!