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2012 Resolutions

2 January, 2012 8 comments

So as another year comes to an end and we eagerly await what the next has in store for us, it’s always a time for looking back over the last 12 months. Did we achieve what we had hoped for this year?

You can click here to see my new years resolutions from 2010/2011. I made six resolutions- three I failed in;

1. Join a gym.
2. Start actually saving money– we did actually do this, saved up well, then blew it in a huge shopping trip. This was what we were actually saving for so it’s by no means a failure, however after our few months of save and splurge, we never really built the savings back up again!
6. Get a pet– this was more of a nice idea than a real resolution. We’d love to have a pet and I do really want one soon, but the apartments we rent are nice apartments and don’t allow pets. I’d be too worried about having something expensive ruined or being found out and evicted!

Two, I managed to fullfil-

3. Make friends– I finally have a small but strong group of friends around me. They’re wonderful. Guys, if you’re reading this- I love you, I thank you so much for granting me the honour of being my friend and I can’t wait for another year with you all!
5. Earn more money– my job didn’t end up in the promotion I deserved and was expecting, but life never quite works out how you think it will! So I took the plunge, went for a better paid job, and got it! I even got an additional little payrise after just a month!

And one is still a work in process;

4. Be healthier– I don’t think I am particularly unhealthy. I drink a LOT of water, I eat fruit and veg. But I also eat a lot of sweet stuff, junk food and rarely manage my 5 a day.

So, my resolutions for 2012-

1. Stay happy

2. Progress at work

3. JOIN A FREAKING GYM! Or at least begin some sort of regular exercise (swimming once a week for example!)

4. Make sure I eat my 5 a day fruit & veg.

As with last years, I think these are reasonable. I’m not setting myself up for a huge fall by having too high expectations, but I know if I do stick to them I’m destined for another great year!

I hope 2011 was a good year and 2012 brings you many great new memories :)

Have you thought if any of your own resolutions?


Dougie 2 January, 2012 - 11:16 pm

Happy New Year and well done on another great post.

That’s great that you managed to achieve some of your resolutions, especially getting a better paid job. You done a lot better than me, I never managed any of mine. The biggest one was trying to get a job and move to Malta but that never happened and my hopes were shot down when I met with the recruitment agent I used. This year that is going to be my target and hopefully I achieve it.

I wish you well for 2012 and hope you achieve your resolutions.


Harri 2 January, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear things didn’t work out for you :( I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed for you that it works out soon xx

Dougie 3 January, 2012 - 12:24 am


I am really going for it this year. I am coming across at the start of June for a couple of weeks holiday/find a a job :) .I am trying to come out for a week or two before that to try and meet with some more recruitment agents and get to actually see the sun for more than 5 minutes a day as it is so dull, cold and depressing here at the moment.

Laura in Cancun 2 January, 2012 - 11:45 pm

Good for you!!

I don’t really set resolutions, mainly because I know that I won’t do something until the moment arrives when I just DO IT. Writing it down does nothing for me, I just have to do the thing, dammit haha

I did start dieting with a nutritionist a month ago, and I’ve lost at least 5 pounds so far. (Not too shabby for holiday season!) I’ve been going to the gym 3 times a week for a year now, and that’s still going strong.

Emily Cannell 3 January, 2012 - 1:13 am

Good luck with all of that! I just have one- not to cook one meal in 2012. Yea.

Rob 3 January, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Happy New Year. Pets are great – I have two dogs which I love to bits, but they can also be a tie so you are right to think carefully about it.

Maltese_lion 5 January, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Just wanted to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year…Love reading the blog and look forward tomany more throughout 2012.

Andreas Moser 13 January, 2012 - 8:17 am

I refuse to have any resolutions for 2012: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/new-years-resolutions/ – But I wish you all the best with yours!


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