New Year Goals and Dreams.

With all the festivities done and dusted my thoughts turn to New Year plans and resolutions. So what is in store for me in 2014??

Well to begin with I am hitting a major milestone – my 50th birthday – I am not quite sure how I feel about it  but if these women from  are anything to go by I am still a mere spring chicken!! So really this will not be an issue for me and I plan to embrace it and celebrate in style throughout the year!!

As far as resolutions go I am not one for making sweeping statements that never last longer than the time it takes to put all the decorations away I am going to give myself some personal and professional goals that I would like to achieve this year and as they say that once a goal is written down it makes it more attainable so here we go –
1.  Now that I am getting older I need to start taking a more care of myself, I do generally eat well and dance when I am out but feel that I need a bit more exercise and a healthier diet – spending hours at the gym is not my idea of fun so I will look for other ways to move more – ballet and tap are something that I would love to take up again. Eating wise I love to cook so the plan is to dig out my recipe books and start enjoying being in the kitchen again.
2. Refine my wardrobe is a goal I have had for a while – as stylist and personal shopper it is something that I tell my clients all the time but don’t always manage to do all the time myself. I have my own signature style but I want to get a little more organised with how I buy my clothes and make sure that I only purchase items that mix and match with other things in my wardrobe – unless some die for dress needs a good home.
 So I am going to take my own advice – get my outfit inspiration ideas up on the notice board in my dressing room, see what I already have and what I need to purchase to pull it all together.
3. Relax more – running a business is stressful and I never seem to switch my brain off so this year I am going to have some “me” time every day – even if it is moving away from the laptop for lunch, I used to love to read books and magazines but I never seem to find the time to do that anymore so I intend to do that too, go for a walk, or treat myself to a bit of pampering – anything to may me relax at least once a day!!
4. Get out and about more – my weeks and weekends are always packed with events but I seem to miss out on some of the simpler stuff – heading off in the countryside for a picnic, wandering around a museum or art gallery – there were so many exhibitions I have missed last year! A few more short breaks are on the agenda – discovering towns and cities that I have never visited, just strolling around taking in the scenery.
5. 365 project – which involves taking a picture of something fabulous that happens or inspires you every day of the year.  Another version suggests you put a note in a jar about something special. So I don’t know whether I will keep this up everyday but I am going to do my own version a combination of both ideas.
 With the onset of digital photography and Facebook  no one seems to print pictures anymore so I am going to print at least some of the photos with little notes and antidotes attached to the pages to document  my adventures this year and put them in a 2014 album so I can look back and remember the fun times throughout the year.
So they are my goals for the coming months. Professionally I have lots of new ideas for the collection, new projects and services that I am going to offer but more of that when I officially get back in the office next week.
Have you made resolutions or goals for 2014 – let me know I would love to  hear your plans your year???



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