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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My New Year's Resolutions

New Years is the perfect time to make changes to your life. It's not exactly a fresh start, but it's a good opportunity to see yourself in a new light. Here are my three New Years resolutions for 2015. You'll note there are no blogging-specific ones... that's for good reason. While I love blogging and it's become a huge part of my life, I don't want to ever force myself to do it. Therefore, I'm going to try to keep myself healthy this year and good blogging will come from that.

1. Going largely vegetarian!

I'll be the first person to confess I'm not big on the animal-rights movement, so this resolution has nothing to do with that. I've always been interested in being vegetarian, but I've never had the willpower to do it. So, I'm going to try to do 2/3 meals a day vegetarian, and work my way up to only eating meat on the weekends! In university, I often find myself eating vegetarian purely because the meat options are gross, so hopefully this won't be too difficult.

2. Staying fit!

I've been dancing a lot less since going to university, so it's a lot easier to sit around and get fat. I'm currently signed up for hip-hop, but since I really hate that sort of music I will probably be dropping it and trying to find other classes. However the dance situation works out, I'm going to start going to the gym twice a week as a minimum. The American diet is very high in fats, sugars and starches... and the portion sizes are enormous! In Singapore I never really worried about my weight, but in America I think everyone has to keep an eye out on it.

My friends in Turkey in their natural states. 

3. Working with people

I think I've mentioned it before on the blog, but I've been dating this guy for nearly three years. We've had our ups and downs like every other couple, but something we've recently decided we need to do is work together. In order to make any relationship work, working together rather than against each other is very important. So, I'm going to try to be a better listener and consider other people's points of view. There's a stereotype that International Relations (and Political Science) students are unyielding and insufferable. Outside of the classroom, I'd like to avoid this as much as possible.


  1. Happy New Year Natalie! (: These seem like great, practical resolutions. I'd say I'm 3/4 vegetarian...I just can't resist some good chicken! ;D Good luck in 2015!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet || Simply-M

  2. as much as I'd love to go vegetarian, I don't really eat veggies and I love my meat...



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