It has been a little while since I posted, I spend 3 weeks in New Zealand with my family. It has been two years since I have been over, and I tried to embrace every moment I could with my younger siblings, parents and friends. Unfortunately that meant switching off from social media and blogging.
I spent my time cooking with my sister (who is a fabulous chef at a little cafe called sweet vanilla kitchen), and we made all sorts of wonderful goodies! I have so many great new ideas to share with you, and she has greatly inspired me to work on my presentation skills and hopefully learn food photography. We visited a huge variety of cafe’s which I will be reviewing in the next few weeks-We found so many great places, but for every great place, there was also a not so great place.
We also did lots and lots of walking. Lower hutt has a beautiful river, which I made sure I walked along every day. And the hills around Wellington are full of gorgeous walking tracks.
So, with all the time I had away from normal life, work, and home, I was able to embrace the new year and welcome it with open arms.
I hope for this year to be a year filled with love, abundance, empowerment, inspiration and determination.
There are so many things I would love to achieve and learn this year. I would love for The Wellness Plate to grow and flourish, I love working on this blog, and I would love to fill it with beauty and passion for good, healthy, nourishing food and wellness inspiration. I want to share as much knowledge as I can with you all, and hopefully encourage you to change your life and create healthy habits.
In my personal life I would love to take the next step with my partner, to get engaged. I am putting this out to the universe, because I love him whole-heatedly, and would love to make that commitment to each other. He is completely supportive of me and all of my dreams, and everyday he makes me smile! Why not fill the rest of my life with this man, and have that kind of love everyday.
With my studies I will be in my final year of my Nutrition degree, and I am really excited about the prospect of graduating and entering my career as a Nutritionist. My studies have completely changed my life and the way I think about food. I hope that this year I can decide where my passion with Nutrition is, and what aspect I would like to focus on. I love educating people about food, especially the “aha” moment many people get when they realize how much of an impact food has on our health.
I would love to create a more spiritual life for myself. In 2013 I embarked on a beautiful yoga journey, and I found that yoga is a way for me to connect with my inner self, and understand more about who I am. This year, I would like to explore more in that area, and learn to meditate and improve my yoga skills. I would LOVE to be able to do a headstand by the end of this year.
“I found that yoga is a way for me to connect with my inner self, and understand more about who I am”
In my physical health I would love to enter a half marathon and be able to finish it! I love running, it allows me to have space to think and create new possibilities for my life. So by having a goal of finishing a half marathon I will be able to push myself to the limits of my body’s capability! I would also like to try a new form of exercise. In 2013 I purchased a bike, and started running more regularly, as well as continuing with yoga. So this year I would live to develop that and try something new!
This year I would love to get myself in a more financially stable position. Currently, due to uni I am in quite a bit of debt, and I am terrible with money. So by the end of this year, I would love to halve my debt, and be happier and more positive about money. Money is such a fickle thing, and some people get completely obsessed with it. I like to think that money is just a tool we can use in our lives, to create a better life, however it isn’t the only factor.
One of my hobbies from the past was art, however I haven’t painted or drawn in a few years, and I feel its an area of my life that is severely lacking. So this year I would love to be more creative, and let myself enjoy the creative process. Even if this is simply sitting down with a blank piece of paper and a cup of tea and doodling! Being creative is a part of how I measure my happiness, and having time to just allow myself to get carried away with my imagination will do wonders!
So with that, I would love to hear what your goals, dreams and possibilities are for 2014!