6 Major Projects for 2016

NEW YEAR, NEW ME. JOKESSSSS. New Year's resolutions. Who need's them, eh? Let's be realistic for a second and admit the truth, I won't do everything I set out to do this year. But I promise you that I'll sure as hell try.

Bedroom Makeover

I know, I know. Again. But I'm seriously lusting over a grey, blush and copper interior. My bed is already on it's way, I'm deciding on a copper spray paint and have bought enough bedding to cover my floor. This is my chance to do something very much grown up and to throw a lot of stuff out. I'm sure I'll share this with you. Check out my mood board for this look on pinterest here.

Saving Money
It's no big secret that I spend way too much. And very little of it is in actual shops, I'm an online shopper addict. My postman hates me. I'm a bit of a sucker for a bargain, so I see one and instantly think I need several 99p keyrings from eBay and then I have to pay postage. I also love splurging the cash on the more luxury items and it's creating too much drama. I plan to put £50-£150 (depending how generous work has been) in the bank every month, £5 in my emergency account and only allow myself £50 on online shopping a month. What a chore. But this also means I will get out more I guess.

I want to make stuff. I've written so many short films I want to create for my University portfolio and to really express my love for film. I want to write more poetry and probably not but let's hope I can finish a draft of one of my novels.

Getting Fit
Doesn't need much explanation and is probably the hardest in reality but, I'm gonna do it. I'm done with excuses. I'm very inexperienced so instead off putting myself off by jumping in the deep end, I'll start slow and work my way up. I also want to note the fact I said 'getting fit' instead of 'loosing weight'. Obviously weight loss is my ultimate goal but that comes with time and being plus-sized but healthy is still better than nothing. I'll also cook more and sleep more. AND I'VE GOTTA DRINK MORE WATER.

Working On My Blog
I've done a lot for 2016 already, believe it or not! Today, I bought a custom domain (farewell to blogspot.co.uk, sad times) and I am now on www.lifeofelana.com. EXCITING. I've started pushing my Facebook posts and doing a lot of research into my blogging. I'm thinking of changing theme, again. I need some proper photo editing software if I can afford it with my budget (oh, I know my edits are awful but everyone's gotta start from the bottom). I'm going to try my best to post consistently and to enjoy blogging whole-heartedly. And maybe, maybe... I'll start making videos for YouTube but it's gonna take a lot of persuasion to post that inevitably badly lit and edited clip of me pretending I know what I'm talking about when it comes to makeup.

Find Inner Peace

I'm a mess 75% of the time and while I strongly believe emotions are natural and an unchangeable part of me, I know I'm capable of being a lot happier. I'm not saying I won't cry at least once a week, but I'm going to work hard to keep getting back up after. I'm incredibly lucky when I really think about it and this year I'm going to take baby steps to become a calm and collected adult (yikes).

What are your realistic goals for the year ahead? Any tips for me on any of mine? Let's do this 2016.

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