Reflection on 2014 and Goals for 2015

My annual ‘good resolutions‘ post is over-due. Firstly Happy New Year to all my loyal readers! Once again, thank you for your ongoing support. 2014 has been another busy year! May this new year bring good health, happiness and fun in your life. 2014 was pretty much up to my expectations with a few personal challenges but also lots of good surprises, unexpected events and many happy moments. In 2014, I turned 31 – time goes way too fast in my opinion, and I intend to make the most of the next couple of years while I am still ‘young’ and free! Time for some reflexion on 2014 and setting new goals for 2015.



Reflection on 2014 – A few achievements

  1. Travelled through North India (Apr)
  2. Let the sunshine in (Apr)
  3. Became a Certified Associate in Project Management (Apr)
  4. Reached 1 million pageviews (May)
  5. Holidays in France for our wedding (Aug)
  6. Travelled trough Morocco (Sep)
  7. Finished the kitchen renovation (Oct)
  8. Sold my online shop (Nov)
  9. The blog turned 3 (Nov)
  10. Finished the powder room renovation (Dec)

My 10 Goals for 2015
  1. Become an Australian citizen
  2. Give this blog a good makeover and migrate to WordPress
  3. Lose 2 kg by March 30th 
  4. Improve my photography & editing skills
  5. Travel to Tasmania (Launceston, Tamar Valley, Bay of Fires)
  6. Finish styling my home (guest rooms, balcony) 
  7. Travel to California (San Fran, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park)
  8. Renovate the bathroom
  9. Get a property evaluation for the unit 
  10. Progress my career


What are your resolutions and/or goals for 2015?
What do you want to achieve?



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