You have no idea how good it feels to sit down and write a blog post. I’ve really missed this feeling. I’m so sorry for the break but I actually really needed it. A lot has been happening (I won’t bore you by going on but there was a bit of eye drama. You would think I would be used to it by now). It’s hard to believe that 2016 is finally here but I’m excited about the year ahead. Usually every year I make New Years Resolutions that to be honest, don’t survive until the end of January, nevermind making it to December! This year, I decided to do something a little different..
I sat and thought about ways that I could challenge myself and I created 12 Monthly Challenges, all folded up and placed in a jar; waiting for their month in the spotlight. The challenges range from learning to knit, to becoming vegan and doing an act of kindness every single day. Some are tougher than others but they all mean something to me in one way or another. I’m excited to get started!
When I picked out my challenge for January, to be honest I wanted to throw it back into the jar and redraw! But that would be cheating and although I know some of these (if not all) are going to be difficult, that’s the whole point isn’t it? And I’m not going to cheat (more for myself than anything else)
For January, I’m giving up TV, Movies and watching Youtube videos. A few people have asked why I’m torturing myself and to be honest, I ask myself the same thing. Isn’t life too short not to be doing things you enjoy? was one line that I used repeatedly to try and convince myself this was a bad challenge to set. What about watching your favourite vloggers? How will you cope without WWE and Roman Reigns for a month?! What about your favourite WWE Pay Per View of them all – THE ROYAL RUMBLE?!
And initially, asking myself those questions made me a little sad and well, pissed off at myself for setting such a ridiculous challenge in the first place (Why couldn’t I have picked out knitting which I could have done from the comfort of my bed binging on Netflix?!). But then I thought about the reasons I set this task: What would I do with the extra time? What about all those books I’ve meaning to read or letters that I need to write? Does TV really play such a vital role in my life?
So this is January’s challenge and my family/close friends have all been informed! I’m not going to lie and say I’m looking forward to it because I’m not exactly jumping for joy but I’m interested to see how the month goes!t I have a feeling January is going to be one hell of a long month…
I’ll be blogging about my challenges each month and would love to know your thoughts! Have you set yourself any Resolutions or thought about doing 12 Monthly Challenges? Let me know in the comments below or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves. I hope you all have a wonderful 2016!!