My New Year's Resolutions

9 January 2011

I still need to get off my bum and take photos of the items I got from my ASOS haul but I've literally been working nonstop the last few days so for the meantime, I'm going to leave you guys with my New Year's Resolutions for 2011.  I hope I'm not too late :)

1. Drink more water.  I drink hardly any water, it's terrible!  I just dislike the "taste" of water if that even makes sense.  It's so boring to me, I prefer milk or Diet Coke!
2. Film more videos for my YouTube channel.  I'm going to attempt to upload every second day...we'll see how that goes!
3. Relax and try not to let things stress me out so much.  I would love to be less preoccupied with having everything absolutely perfect.
4. Plan my wedding for under €10K.  Pretty self-explanatory!  (Read more on that here.)
5. Continue to work hard at my career.  I absolutely love my job and I feel so blessed that things have been going incredibly well over the last few months in particular.  I hope it continues to do so in 2011!

What are your New Year's Resolutions?  I'd love to know about them!

Stay Stylish!


  1. Great resolutions Anna.
    Mines are a bit contradictory :
    1) To fall in love again
    2) NOT to fall in love again xD

    Have a nice Sunday:)

  2. Hi Anna
    To make water more "interesting" try adding a few sprigs of mint or citrus - lime, lemon or even orange.
    You could just put it in like they do with cokes or cocktails or make a jug with a few pieces and let it sit in the fridge for a nice cool drink.
    Fresh mint is really easy to grow yourself or I'm sure you can find it in the shops
    Hope that helps. I love your blog and youtube chanel. Keep up the good work and don't forget to relax and enjoy yourself ~

  3. I have the same problem with water. I hate its taste. Haha..
    For 2011 I need to take a job, I want to travel more and I want to get my driver licence! :)
    Wish you the best for 2011! :D

  4. good list! and good idea, since I never do resolutions!

    1. Drink more water
    2. Relax and stress less
    3. Work at my translating career
    4. Work on a book of my poetry and my husbands drawings to publish
    5. and the most important, prepare for and accomplish the London 10K run this May in honour of my mother-in-law, Zina Smerzy Cerri, who passed away from cancer this past November. (Thank you for the post about your father last month!)

    Best wishes for 2011!

  5. i want to lose the 7 kilo i gained since i stopped drinking diet coke ;).
    and i HAVE to get a super good graduation mark!

    all the best for 2011! :)

  6. Is your book finished yet? If so, how can I get it?? :)

  7. Mine is to write a diary entry every day, I love keeping diaries but never stick to it...
    And I really want to learn all the lyrics to every song by my favourite band, which is harder than it sounds as they have about 150 songs...

  8. Sounds like some good resolutions. I'm with you on the relax thing for sure. Also trying to drink more water. I like it, and it's pretty much all I drink but for some reason I get lazy and just don't get some more. I need to keep my new water bottle with me at all times I think! Also trying to lose weight, it's a life time struggle for me.

  9. My new years resolution is to try and make sure that once a day, I have made someone smile, either by paying them a compliment or just generally having a bit of fun with them!

  10. I don't like the "taste" of water either and can't drink it first thing in the morning. But try it with sliced cucumber, it helps.

  11. Mine are to...
    1. get a few followers on my blog (I just started it)
    2. have more fun!
    3. and to travel around NZ more!

  12. Great resolutions!! My #1 is to:
    Walk again!!!! I just had knee surgery because I slipped and fell due the to the rain :( and it will be a long journey to recovery and walking, I'm terrified!!! But I want to overcome it and be strong. I am an active person so this has left me so negative and depressed so my #2 is:
    Don't get preoccupied with the stupid little things in life (ex, what people say or think about you...) Now after my injury I realize what's most important in life: health, family
    Thanks for reading!!! Good luck to everyone on their resolutions!!!

  13. Something that helped me drink more water (if you don't do this already...): I had an issue when I went to school in Southern California with the water tasting awful compared to my tap water in Northern California that I grew up with. So, I kept a Brita water filter in my fridge that way my water tasted good and was always cold. Especially after a bike ride or a long walk a glass of cold water always hits the spot! It's tricky at first to not reach for the soda or juice, but you will feel a lot better after a while and will only want water. :) Hope this helps!

  14. great resolution !

    bye ;)

  15. Great resolutions! Congrats on your engagement and you can for sure plan a wedding on a budget! My husband were able to have our wedding for around that amount and we did it all on our own.

  16. I used to hate the taste of water too but I started forcing myself to drink it and now it's not so bad. My new years res is definitely to eat healthier...but it's not really a new year res b/c when I decide something I do it right away and you get so much more energy.

    love those bears getting married!

  17. I dont drink water either... I drink tea!! No sugar, no milk!!!
    I love green tea and it's healthy too!

  18. Love it :)))


  19. Wow you're amazing! I'm a new follower now :)

    Maybe you can follow me back too?

  20. Great resolutions, Anna! Here are mine, although I call mine "goals":

    Lots of love!

  21. nice resolutions

  22. Loving your resolutions, many of which match mine! :)

    Liesl :)

  23. P.S. 'Tis I again! LOL! Just read your comments on my blog, and they made my day! Thank you, Anna for being so supportive since the very means so much! I hope you, Jonathan and your adorable doggies are having a Marvelous Monday! I am looking forward to wedding planning and documenting it on my much fun, and I love reading yours too! :)

  24. I here you on the diet coke sister :) haha I am an addict... :)

  25. Great goals here! I love the youtube one, how cute!!!

  26. Ciao cara!
    I have a new blog& I'm now following you from this blog too :)
    You can also check out mine when you catch a chance! Hope you'll like it :)
    Baci cara mia
    xx Sonja

  27. 1. will try to be less outwardly cynical/ sarcastic

    2. will try harder to get all my make up and skin care to be SLS, Paraben, Propylene glycol, not tested on animals and cruelty free

    3. will try to be nicer and more helpful to others - pay it forward!! =)

    4. make an honest effort to spend time/talk with family and friends who mean the most to me

    5. be less afraid of change and take more chances

    6. do more of the things i keep wanting to do ( IE- dance classes, tai chi, learn to style my hair, get a hobby, dinner w/family night, etc)

    7. be a happier person overall/ more at peace with who i've become

    8. go to school for alternative medicine

    9. be more eco friendly

    10. be healthier and lose weight

    11. start my own family traditions


    12. learn to be more open and do things with a greater sense of abandon/joy

    from wiccakat19 on twitter and from youtube(subscriber to all channels)

  28. I gave you a "Stylish Blogger Award". :)

  29. I want to work on my self confidence, self esteem and overcome anxieties that I have been feeling lately...Unfortunately, that's always my resolution and I'm not sure I've ever improved. Positivity huh?

  30. hii:)

    I don't like the taste of water either so I always mix it up with some juice...I really like it so maybe you should try it too:)
    Just wanna to share my resolutions with you:)
    1. Make more sport
    2. Don't buy more make up stuff I would not use
    3. Work hard
    4. Travel to Dublin
    5.Drink more
    6. Take more time to relax and calm down

    So by the way I just want to tell you that I absolutely love your blog and you youtube channel :) you are really amazing :) So just stay the same !:)

    Best wishes from Germany :)


Please be nice...the world could use some positivity! :)