I know it may be a bit early to be thinking about New Years Resolutions, most of us tend to have them, but do we tend to stick to them? This year my resolution was to spend more money on experiences rather than material things. I kind of stuck to this as I did spend more money on experiences, but did not compromise my spending on clothes either. I look back now on my spending and have come to the conclusion that this is what I need to crack down on in 2019.
This is where the 2k19 = 2k Nein Dean comes in.
This meaning that I need to start telling myself no as I have been draining all my wages on events and items that I generally could not afford. I have currently been living in the short term and not been thinking about long-term investments, but I always tend to think “future Dean can deal with that later”. I love to keep my social calendar full, if I have a free weekend in 2 months time you can be sure that I will be hitting up the group chat ‘ding ding’ planning yet another night out. I would like to say that the reason why I am so busy is because I constantly get FOMO, yet I’m not sure how you can have FOMO with events that I haven’t even planned yet. Being reflective, I need to work on being able to enjoy my own company. I aim do this by working on my sewing and blogging, but in a way that it comes organically rather than overworking myself.
In the words of Miss Kylie Jenner – I feel that 2019 is the year of “realising things and realising stuff”. Looking over how my mentality has changed over the past year, I wish to continue to educate myself in certain areas where I my knowledge is a mile wide and an inch deep. Due to the current situation in global politics, for the first time in my life I feel that I want to read more into this. Now I will hold my hands up and admit that I am not familiar enough with this area to be having deep political debates, but hopefully reading more political articles will allow me to be more “woke”. However, on a lighter note, I also want to educate myself on LGBTQIA+ issues, as I feel that there are so many more debates within the community, specifically those affecting Trans/Non-binary groups, which I want to learn more about. I would like to give my bestie Poppy (@poppybottle on insta) a shout out as she has helped me broaden my perceptions within the LGBT community so far, and I cannot wait to continue “realising things and realising stuff” in 2019… as long as it’s queer.
To be fair, let’s see how long I can keep this up cause I will probably end up drinking my life away within the next 12 months and will completely forget this blog post. I hope you guys will join me in completely ignoring responsibilities and making poor life choices in 2019.
Peace, Love and Pinot