Hello, 2016!

It’s the start of a new year, and in a way, I really can’t believe it. 2015 was a bit of a mixed bag for me. The first part of the year was spent dealing with loss – I was constantly stressed or upset, but it actually ended up being incredibly positive. I threw myself into new challenges, like this blog, and into my new job, which I absolutely love – and the last few months have been some of the happiest I’ve had.

Crickets EdibleI’m really, really excited for 2016. I never do new year’s resolutions, as I never stick to them, but I thought I’d write some down for this year. When I was in Cambodia, I ended up trying crickets – something which I never thought I’d ever do, given that I’m not the biggest fan of insects – but you know what? They were absolutely delicious. They had the texture of pork crackling and were seasoned amazingly, and I couldn’t stop myself, they were that good. It was such a nice surprise, and it made me want to try more new things. I want to look back on this post next year and see how far I’ve managed to come along!

Crickets EdibleBe Healthier

I can do better at this. I want to eat more vegetables and do more exercise – just a little bit more. This is achievable, right? Not being able to schedule things in advance became a massive problem for me in the first part of last year, and I’m hoping to be better at making time to make healthier choices (like going to the gym, and packing my own lunch) in 2016.

Crickets EdibleSave Money

I need to save a bit more. It’s always challenging, as I’ve got family all over the place, and I will always prioritise spending the airfare and seeing them over saving – I need to get the balance right.

CricketsBlog More

I’m always so jealous of people that seem to be able to blog consistently while still having a full-time job. I want to be blogging a lot more in 2016.

Say No More

This might seem a bit odd on this list but last year I said ‘yes’ to absolutely everything. Parts of it were fun – but then there were some weeks where I was at a blogger event every night, for something totally irrelevant. I need to start taking a step back and stop saying ‘yes’ to every single invite I get.

How about you? Do you have any new years resolutions this year? Be sure to comment below! 

  • Happy New Year! Glad to hear 2015 got better as it went on, the start can’t have been easy.

    Good luck with your goals for the year! I wish I could blog more regularly. I sometimes do, but then I have large gaps in between when I get busy. Hopefully this year I’ll be more organised!

  • Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys

    When I first opened your post, all I could think was ‘are they bugs?’ Can’t say I’ve ever wanted to try crickets, but maybe I should also be more open to trying new things. Good luck with all your goals for 2016! 😉

    • Thank you! I hate bugs, and trying crickets was something I’d never, ever thought I’d do – and I loved it! xx

  • Happy New Year! Good luck with your resolutions, I decided to make ‘goals’ this year rather than resolutions so they’re easier for me to meet.

    • Thank you Leesha! That’s such a great idea – I love thinking of ‘goals’, as resolutions do seem like a chore! xxx