New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Study or write essays everyday, between 1 and 5 hours.
  2. Learn how to  use eyeshadow to create some sort of ethereal or slightly unusual smoky eye, that I can wear most days.
  3. Go on Duolingo everyday, and do at least one lesson in french and dutch.
  4. Use my credit card to a limit, and pay it back on time every month to build my credit score.
  5. Walk or cycle to university and back every time.
  6. Be able to do basic bicycle maintenance and related activities, such as fit a water bottle, fit lights, fit panniers, pump up tires, repair punctures and whatnot.
  7. Express my needs and wants more directly in friendships and relationship.
  8. Continue my volunteering helping the ‘street angels’ keep the night life safer.
  9. Travel independently  by train at least twice to somewhere I haven’t been yet.
  10. Remember to wash my mineral sunscreen off before going to sleep.
  11. Listen to my language podcasts on the way to university, if I am walking.
  12. Go to a swimming pool, get in and learn about swimming.
  13. Do something new, and social, that I am scared of like karaoke.
  14. Improve my oral posture by remember to ‘suck’ with my tongue, to keep my tongue up at the back of palette.

    In some ways I have gone way backwards this year, but that is okay. As long as I LEARN how to get out of this rut and why it happening or perhaps happened. If I can just add something new onto what I have been then this will be enough.

    I tried to make these resolutions tiny but effective, to be things that can actually be accomplished.

    Things I did in 2015 that I am happy about:

1. I dressed better and created a clearer and more consistent style.

2. I got cheap makeup, perfumes and accessories that are actually good and suit me.

3. I got into the habit of dressing to impress more on a daily basis.

4. I grew my hair longer and looked after it.

5. I took on a more cheerful and relaxed demeanor by the end of the year

6. I use more emojis, and this makes me seem friendlier.

7. I was more expressive.

8. I made decent progress on Duolingo, learning dutch.

9. I tried lots of things and made what is likely a new best friend.

10. I helped my little brother try new things and feel better about himself.

11. I found a volunteering position I really like, and that I can progress in.

12. I created a beautiful work space for my university work.

13. I was brave enough to go through and complete my dental implant.

14. I broke my relationship length record, I have now been with my boyfriend for over 2 years.

15. I have pets I was initially scared off, to be fair I have had my ferrets for about half a year now and I have only been bitten twice.



Author: ausefulobsession

In summary, I am a 24 year old woman who was neglected and abused as a child. This resulted in physical illnesses, worsened illnesses I was predisposed to, and gave me a mild disfigurement. My blog is essentially a self development blog, wherein I try to deal with the physiological and psychological leftovers of my experiences.

2 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Seriously, I bumped upon your blog by accident and just read your biography and it’s scary how much we have in common.
    You must be a pisces or scorpio…, no?
    If not, i would be surprised actually! 🙂
    I want to tell you so much that i have little to type as i don’t want to superficially say certain things. Haha, i guess i’m too black/white on that part. I wish you all the best though, strong soul!
    What an inspirational journey you have lived and are living here… very brave!
    Many greetings,



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