Hello World!

Happy New Year from a Little Scruffy Owl! It’s a little late, but that’s pretty true to form…

So guess I ought to introduce myself. I’m a twenty-something preparing to leave my five year degree and venture into the real world, trying to find my balance in my new branches. 2015 is a year of big changes for me; starting the job I’ve spent 5 years working towards but will never be ready for, travelling, moving again, and that’s just the things I know about…! There are an awful lot of uncertainties in the next 12 months, so instead of making loads of resolutions this year, I decided to focus on how I can improve the little things in my life. Mini-projects, things to aim for. Here are a few of them that I hope you’ll enjoy following…

1. Smile for the Week
2014 wasn’t a year of smiles for me, so that’s my biggest focus this year. I love finding smiles in the small things, so my first mini-project is to find a smile a week to blog about, something I’ll try and capture in a photograph – a skill I’m hoping to improve!

2. Prove that getting fit can be fun…
To both myself, and anyone else out there who has, like me, always belonged to Camp ‘I’ve got a music lesson that just happens to fall in PE class and any other excuse I can possibly dream up’… As part of this I’m starting off my year by exploring re-igniting an old passion, but more about that in another post!

3. Find some excitement in healthy eating…
I am a professional level chocoholic. I think nothing of having a box of chocolate fingers for dinner, followed by a breakfast of choloate orange. So I’m starting January with a serious detox… no chocolate, biscuits or cake. Talk about cold turnkey… and not just those Christmas left overs!! So far, it’s made me seriously aware of just how much of my diet was made up with snacky stuff – so now I’ve cut it out, I’m hungry all the time. Which means finding new things to eat. Trouble is, I’m also a bit of a culinary tornado. So my experimentations are likely to lead to disaster, destruction, and a whole lot of washing up, but some of them might be yummy, which I’ll of course share….

4. Get out and enjoy the world
I’m a bit of a couch potato. I love my netflix subscription and an quite happy to let my weekends pass me by in a warm haze of duvet, pyjamas, and whatever series I’m currently hooked on. But that leads to a lot of things on my “I want to see and do…” list not getting ticked off. So this year, I’m going to try my best to just go do, rather than find a hundred excuses for why I need that lie in…

So that’s pretty much me, and what this blog is all about. In a big world full of negativity, I’m just a little scruffy owl trying to make sense of it all, and find things to smile about.

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