Do we ever stick to our resolutions?

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself coming up with a mental list of things I would like to achieve in the coming year. I’m sure I’m not the only one and I’m also sure I’m not the only one to never get to the end of the list! What is it about the approach of a new year that makes us decide to ‘improve’ on something or ‘try something new’? As soppy and clichéd as it may sound, I’d like to think that we can do that at any time of the year! I am determined to tick off a long list of ‘to-dos’ this year and I’m hoping to post about my adventures along the way! Here are just a few of my plans…


The first one of my resolutions that comes to mind is that I WANT TO GO SKIING!! Come hell or high water, I am going skiing this year. Although I am the most awkward yoke alive and will probably trample my way down the mountain, It’s a risk I am willing to take! Any suggestions on the best place to do this, please leave a comment below! 🙂


Those of you who know me might know that I love to sing and have done so for quite a while. Up until a year ago I sang (or is it sung?) in a band and we gigged every weekend. Despite the usual ups and downs of being in a band, I loved gigging and I miss it. This year, I plan to get my sh*t together and put proper time into singing and getting back on the music scene. After all, it is the one thing that I KNOW I want to do with my life…


Believe it or believe it not, I lost 2 stone in the last year and a bit. ‘Go me!’. I am still on my own little weight loss journey and I am making progress in my new-found love; powerlifting, but I seriously need to get back on track with my diet and gym routine. As they say; “I’ll start in January!”…


I have lived in Ireland all 23 years of my life and not once have I seen the cliffs of Moher, the Blarney stone or a lot of the other Irish landmarks that have completely slipped my mind… I’m hoping to use some my days off from work to do a bit of traveling around the country just to see what our own little Island has to offer!


CARE LESS. Simple as that. I have always cared WAY way way too much about what people think of me and it weighs on me big time. Despite always trying to live up to expectations, you can’t please everyone so I’m going to try and stop doing that! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to be nice, but I’ll try not to let it bother me so much when I don’t get the same back!…I’m sure we all know how that feels… am I right? Am I right?!!


This one I recommend to everyone. Have fun, enjoy life, be useful and BE KIND. Do the things that make you happy because there are only so many times you can “start in January”.

Happy New Year x


Author: Joanne Gibbons

Lover of animals, music, travel, food, gym & much more... Follow me to find out what I get up to! J.

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