Happy 2016!

new years eve 2016

Happy 2016 everyone!

I really hope everyone had a fantastic couple of days to start out the new year. I spent some time with my bestie, and we primarily loafed, which is awesome because that is exactly what we needed and honestly how we always roll. Thanks for a most awesome time bestest!!

New Years’ Resolutions?

Anyone still do these? I really don’t. I think it is a surefire way to jinx something. I prefer to call them goals because that is a much better and attainable term. So here are my goals for 2016:

This blog: Take it bigger and better than last year. It upped 5000 views from last year’s stats, so I am quite happy about that. It is really such a fun way to connect to everyone out there and having an avenue to talk about my opinions about books, movies and series.

I also want to add a snippet to every Monday’s post about what you can expect for the week – but my blog scheduling can be really just when I want it to be, so I’m not promising anything 🙂

Lifestyle: I just want to live a happy and healthy life. I really would like to take more adventures and see new places – I’ve discovered some places in South-Africa for the past couple of years and would love to really continue that habit. I live in such a incredibly beautiful country that it isn’t a hardship at all to travel locally. I would also love to do a couple of races around Johannesburg – it is a fun way to test fitness levels while providing a way to see more of the city.

Movies and books: As always, I would love to see and read more new things, and venture into avenues I wouldn’t usually go into. I’m still combining my Blindspot 2016 list, so let me know if you have any suggestions.


Yep, I’m also doing it and yep, I’m also going to recap on here. (I hope to do it weekly). I think it is such a great and easy way to notice the things that make you happy, no matter how small it is. You can follow my progress on my Instagram account if you want to as well. 🙂

So, there you have it. My totally not new years’ resolutions GOALS. What are you planning for the year?

Upcoming this week:

Tuesday, 05 January 2016: Blindspot 2015 final feedback

Wednesday, 06 January 2016: Movies of 2015, Parts 11 – 20

Thursday, 07 January 2016: Movies of 2015, Parts 1-10

Friday, 08 January 2016: Films I want to see this year.

New Year’s resolutions 2014


To be thankful

I am so blessed. I have friends, family, people who love me and whom I love. I have clothes to wear, food to eat and a job. I live in an amazing country that defies everything people have ever thought about Africa. I am literate. I can read as much as I want. I have the capacity to understand what I read and apply it. I have no disabilities. In 2014 I want to complain a little less, love a little more, and appreciate what I have.

Explore new things

I want to be able to sit as an old lady and say that I have lived the best possible life, and tried everything. I want to see new places this year, read new books, listen to new music, and talk to new people. I don’t want to get stuck in a comfortable bubble, content to slip into routines and never

Get a car

My biggest obstacle in life was not having a license. I finally got my license in June 2013 (WHOOP) and now my next goal is a CAR – the next step to freedom. Watch this space!

Be better with my finances

Which means no new debt and saving for the next independence move – my own place.

Building up a good wardrobe. I want a functional wardrobe that is appropriate for any occasion. I always feel that my wardrobe has good ideas for parties, but generally less for normal life. Sigh.

Being the healthiest I can be – by this I mean content with my size, feeling healthy and energetic. I also really want to do the Warrior Race, so I need to get into shape for that.

Pass 7 subjects with Unisa

*If they actually release my results before 2058

Travel to a new place.

Develop my blog and get a new, customized theme.

Start my fashion blog.

Stop swearing so damn much (haha)