Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

@nellyscupcakes

2015; a plan of action.

I hate new years resolutions, don't get my wrong, the idea of setting goals and making plans is a positive one, but the term resolutions is just so synonymous with failure and not quite achieving things that it is just depressing.
So with this in mind I am deciding on a plan of action, things I WILL achieve in 2015.

Save, save save - in 2014 I finally managed to get myself completely debt free and start saving, so I want 2015 to be the year I get some real savings behind me. It is going to be a bit of a challenge as for most of the year I'll be receiving only statutory maternity pay, which brings me to my next plan of action...

Frugal is my middle name - meal planning, bargain hunting, less waste. I want to get organised, plan meals, keep costs low, sell on ebay... I want to keep my expenditure to a minimum and get frugal to help me save, save, save!

Healthy mummy, happy mummy - No, I am not setting weight loss goals or making myself miserable on a fad diet, I want to eat better as I am breastfeeding and all the good things I eat get to Zoe through my milk, I want to keep fit and active, get out of the house, meet other mummys, go to classes; a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.

Feed my creativity - I am a creative person, I love to design, create, bake, sew, craft etc... I want to feed my creativity more in 2015. I want to get in the kitchen and bake again, get back into illustration, get sewing some bits and bobs for Zoe, knit, learn to crochet.

Blog more - I sorely neglected my blog during 2014, with the pregnancy and newborn it just didn't take any sort of priority. In 2015 I want to blog more, not just about food, but more family posts, more creative posts. I want my little corner of the interwebs to be a reflection of me, without worrying about what others think or how it will be received.

So there you have it, now I have written them down I feel very positive about being able to follow this action plan. Have you set yourself some goals for 2015? I'd love to hear how you feel about resolutions.