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New Years Resolutions

Ever wondered why we make New Years Resolutions? I decided to do a bit of research & discovered that this custom dates back 4000 years ago, in Babylon. They made sacrifices to get on the right side of the gods in March & the celebrations lasted 11 days. The Romans changed it slightly & celebrated the God of new beginnings, Janus, on January 1st. So there you have it. That's why we celebrate New Years.

I have made a few resolutions of my own. I have decided that this year I will quit smoking. Not only is it expensive, but unhealthy. I will be using the money I save to put towards my second news years resolution, which is to buy my first property. It's been on my 'to do' list for some time but every time I think I'm getting somewhere, something comes up that prevents me from doing so. Having put my health issues behind me, I feel like 2015 could be the year!

On top of those two big resolutions, I have promised myself I will travel more this year. Last year I didn't get to go away as much as I'd have liked, so I have some making up to do. I've already made plans to go to Paris for a long weekend the beginning of February & a trip to Spain the beginning of August for a couple of weeks. I'd like a couple more trips this year but I'll see what happens. There is such a thing as too much planning! Haha.

And finally, I will try to maintain a healthier lifestyle. I've taken up yoga, which is great for relaxation. It never appealed to me before as it didn't seem particularly difficult & I thought I wouldn't feel the benefit from it. Boy was I wrong. It's brilliant.

And that's about it for New Years Resolutions. Whether I can stick to them is half the fun right?!

Until next time...


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