January 6, 2015

Happy 2015 - New Year Goals!!!

Hello Dahlings!!!

Can this be my official HAPPY NEW YEAR post? Yes, yes, I know I have already put up 2 posts this year, but in my mind this is the one I wanted to put up first. So let's pretend today is January 1st. The first thing you have to do is leave your office or class, and tell them that Berry said today's a holiday. BUT if you get fired or an F, just know that I was not there by that time.


Soooo 2015. Who's excited? I kinda am. It's usually the time of the year when I'm bursting with ideas, and plans, and goals, and resolutions, and all that stuff. But this time, I dunno. Last month my girlfriends and I had dinner at Spice Route (Indian restaurant where I first met Bex and Fash). We talked about our plans for the new year, and guess what... I can't say that I have any firm plans. I think there'll be 1 or 2 big transitions this year, but I just don't know when. Because of that uncertainty, I'm not even sure if I should try to make other plans. But then again, I don't think that I should put my life on hold NOW because of FUTURE uncertainty, right?

I will just go ahead and list some general things that I want to do by my birthday in May. At least that's a start.
  1. I need to lose at least 10lbs. Since the wedding, I have gained 20lbs - NO JOKE. Let me just start with a smallish goal, and then work my way up. How I intend to do this is wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual to work out. This means sleeping early - which can be hard for me. I also have to change my diet. So far I'm thinking about completely cutting soda out. I will also try to avoid fried foods as much as possible.
  2. I want to go on a Naija Treks tour. Hopefully they have one before May, and I can join in the fun.
  3. I plan to #BuyNigerian this year. By this I mean clothes. There are some pretty good designers and stores here that aren't too pricey. No, I'm not trying to spend N50,000 on a top - but at the same time, it's time for me to actively patronize our small businesses here.

    Erm, as you're buying Nigerian, make sure that you're buying from brands who know what they're doing. Unlike someborri below...
    I mean, guys, come on. Innoson is made/manufactured in Anambra State, which is highly commendable, BUT!!! Who is their target market? Abi did I miss something? They would have done better to advertise a car that does well in flood situations, after all Aba Road in PH and practically the whole of Ikoyi/Victoria Island becomes a swimming pool in the rainy season. Whoever they chose for their ads needs to do better. I'm just saying.
  4. I must learn how to wear a full face of makeup!!! Stella (of Stella's Addiction) holds makeup classes periodically, and I've missed the first 3 (broke, out-of-town, clashed-with-schedule). But I'm planning ahead for whenever she holds the next one. IF NOT, I will most definitely have to do like Dinma (ThatIgboChick) and learn from Youtube.
  5. And finally, I want to read more. I've signed up with GoodReads (Ebunite read like 20 million books last year) and I hope to read 1 or 2 books a month. Additionally, my cousins and I are doing the Chronological Bible Plan on Youversion (here's my profile if you want to be friends there), because I MUST read the whole Bible this year. 
These are doable right? Later this week or next week, I'll discuss my plans for the blog because I want this to be a better and bigger year - I definitely want more interaction, so I'll throw some ideas out there and y'all can let me know what you think.

What are YOUR plans for 2015?

19 comments:

  1. Happy new year Berry. I just want to be happier and probably make more friends this year. Other than that, I just really want to be better than I was last year.
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    1. Happy New Year Ms. Chinda. Making more friends should make you happier, as long as you make the right friends who will build you up. If they're yucky friends, just say "Thanks but no thanks" and keep it moving.

      Best wishes - make sure you have steps you want to take that will help you be better in 2015!

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  2. Lol @ ebun reading 2 million books. Lmao!!! :p

    Yes oh, very doable goals, i like that you didn't put too much in there to pressure you. (y)

    Go berry!!

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    1. LOL, it's true now. Today's the 7th and she has already read 1 book this year. She's a reading wizard!

      Thanks. I think goals should be challenging but achievable.

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  3. sounds doable. I want to learn the makeup one but it just seems so daunting but I won't like i envy those beat faces.

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    1. LOL!!! This makeup something - I mean it's almost like every other person you meet knows how to blend and contour, etc.

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  4. Definitely doable, although I haven't heard of NaijaTrek but it sounds like it should be fun. I also plan to lose weight and learn how to wear a full face of make up among other things.

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    1. Hahaha, so there are many of us who are being oppressed by the flawless makeup looks out there!

      Good luck with your goals this year :)

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  5. Hmm this is my no plan year. I just want to always find reasons to be happy and laugh a lot. Das all.

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    1. Lol @ no plan. Well laugh fully and heartily my dear!

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  6. I think they're quite realistic and therefore doable...Did a post on this a few days ago, but really my only goal in 2015 is to be happy!

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    1. Thanks! I'll check yours out during my blog rounds on the weekend :)

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  7. Naija Treks looks interesting!
    And while you are supporting Nigerians, support Nigerians in the diaspora *wink* :)

    I still have to do my goals post...

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  8. All the best with ur new year goals. I am adding makeup tutorials to mine too, I need to learn that. Lol @ d car ad, Naija style

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    1. Thanks! And lol - there's a very long list of us who want to do makeup tutorials this year!

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  9. Good luck with your goals this year, Berry!! As for makeup, I only ever feel a desire to know how to apply a full face when there's a REALLY special function. Other than that, I'm always happy to stick with filled in brows, powder, and lip gloss. I don't even wear eyeshadow. I guess I should call it what it really is - laziness lol

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  10. I love reading too! its like a talent but no time again! school is not giving me breathing space and i wish i had all the time to read all i want. 2 million? lol
    I started blogging recently Sha, talk about new year goals so I'll be sharing my goals

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Reading your comments ALWAYS makes me smile. I hope you smile when I reply :)