2014 Resolutions Progress | December

Hello everyone!

It's that time of the year again... Resolutions progress. Incase you're recently new to my blog, in January I wrote a post telling you my seven New Years Resolutions and I said that I would update you with my progress throughout the year, quarterly. So you can see January's postApril's post and August's post if you'd like, this will be the final instalment for 2014. Let me know if you'd like to see the same thing in 2015... I've quite enjoyed seeing the progress and actually remembering my resolutions.

1. Vlog more

This is probably the one I have least achieved so I may carry it over to next year (possibly). However, I do have a rather large up and coming vlog which will be up late December / early January showing the loft conversion being done. It has been a work in progress over the last two months so it will be a mammoth to edit, I'm sure.

2. Gain 100 followers on the blog.

I think I reached this back in April and I'm so proud! As I've said before, thank you so much for following, reading and commenting on my posts, I read absolutely everything and I try to reply and follow everyone back (when GFC will allow me to that is).

3. Get a job.

That is pretty blunt isn't it? Haha. I mentioned in August that I had just got a job as a TA in a secondary school and I was so pleased yet very nervous. Since then, I've completed almost a full term and I absolutely LOVE it. In October I also got a promotion so I'm now a level 3 TA specialising in Literacy and English as an additional language. I get to plan and carry out my own lessons and I just couldn't be happier with my job at the moment. I also went on a First Aid course which I passed and I've made some lovely new friends. Wins all around.

4. Decorate my room.

I did decorate my room. Since then I have moved house, lost my beautiful room, and gained a loft bedroom. The new room is tantalisingly close to being finished and it will be so gorgeous when it's done. I shall do some kind of room tour for you all :D

Here, you can see part one and part two of my loft conversion if you'd like to :)

5. Do more things that don't involve shopping.

Erm... I don't have much time for shopping these days and yet I still haven't managed to save any money. It's madness. I don't know where it all goes. I manage to spend in a month what I used to have to live off for four months whilst at uni. It blows my mind. I've told myself that I have to save up in the new year though ;) We shall see.....

6. Be more positive.

I think I have achieved this goal without even knowing or trying. This year has been bloody shit I'm not going to lie. Lots of crap has happened in a pretty short space of time so when something little happens now that used to get me right down in the dumps, it just doesn't bother me any more. It would have to be something epicly awful to make me feel as miserable as I used to feel sometimes.

Don't get me wrong, I still have days when I'm not brill but I don't do half as much moping about feeling sorry for myself as I used to and that's an achievement isn't it?

I think I mostly have being busy to thank for the progress I've made where positivity is concerned, I literally don't have the time to mope around anymore haha.

7. Make more effort.

I've achieved this definitely more towards the end of 2014. I wanted to make more effort on myself, with my friends and just life in general. Well guys I even got my toe nails gelled last Thursday... that's effort. I had my hair re-styled early this year which you can see here. And I've just booked to go to Liverpool with my friends for my 22nd birthday :D I'm so so excited. I still need to work on this goal and continue to make lots of effort throughout 2015 :)


As 2014 is drawing to a close now, overall, I'm extremely pleased with how far I've come with these resolutions. I think I've improved on every single one of them, some more than others, but still there has been improvement.

 If I had to pick the one I'm most happy with, I'd have to say my job because it seemed, at the time, the least imaginable. As I said in Jan, I'd never even had a job before and I just feared the process of it. However, it has changed me so much and it's really made me grow up a lot. I thought I'd struggle to find employment but I was lucky.

 I'm also absolutely thrilled with my new room which my Dad has worked so hard on over the last few months, I can't thank him enough.

Anyway, this has been a ramble ramble and if you're still here, thank you so much for reading and let me know in the comments how you've got on this year with your resolutions?

See you next time,
Leanne x
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  1. Aww these are the best resolutions ever! Good luck!



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