My resolutions for 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have never made New Year resolutions before, but this year I feel I need a little more direction. I have such a ridiculous amount going on in my life at the moment. University, two children, travelling, house selling and all the rest that life throws at us. I don't feel as if I have much control over life at the moment (and I like control), so hopefully a short list of things I really want to do will help to direct me!

So here goes.
  1. I want to pass my next Economics exam. You'd think that would be an easy resolution to keep. But I'm going to admit that I'm finding it really, really hard. I get the theory. I just don't get the exam questions which is frustrating. With less than a month until my next exam, I'll find out soon if this one can be kept!
  2. To learn to crochet. It looks great. I can knit and sew but I'd like to learn another skill.
  3. To lose a stone and a half. As you've seen before, I am trying to lose weight. I've lost nearly a stone since I started in October. I haven't changed  my diet yet - just added a good exercise regime. I think my diet is the next step though.
  4. I really, really, really want to move house. Our house has been on the market for seven months now. I love our house but it's only got two bedrooms, and with two children it's proving tough. And I'd love to have some proper outside space (we only have a tiny back yard at the moment). As we went through such a horrible experience in the summer when we 'sold' our house, I'm rather nervous about it happening again.
  5. To take my camera everywhere with me. Thanks to Silent Sunday and The Gallery, I am really enjoying taking photos. And I won the My Awesome Photo canvas, through Sticky Fingers.
  6. Not to cry when my boy starts pre-school in September. How did he ever get to be that grown up? He'll be three in March.
  7. Not to get pregnant. I love my two and if we had more money and a bigger house I would adore more children. But we don't. I have to think about University too. I definitely can't have any more until I've finished my course.
I hope I can stick to them but I'm not pressuring myself! 2012 looks like it will be a wonderful year. Our children turn one and three, we celebrate nine years of marriage, I turn 31, we have Olympic tickets and I hope to get to The Open at Lytham St Annes. I also want to go to some festivals (well, I am a student now, I feel that is what is expected of me). Thinking about Green Man, The Magic Loungeabout and Beacons. We will see. It is also the Queen's diamond jubilee, which is worth a celebratory drink or two!

Here's to 2012, may it be a good one for you!