Today, in the last blog post of 2017, I’d like to share with you my New Year’s resolutions for 2018. I don’t have a lot of them. Only a few and I guess that’s the secret of the success of sticking to them. So, let’s get into it!
Reducing plastic waste
I would like to reduce my plastic waste. The plastic pollution has come to a staggering point where certain places on Earth are literally covered in plastic. A large amount of the plastic waste ends up in the ocean where is later consumed by fish and later eaten by us humans. Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s a patch of floating debris accumulated in the North Pacific Ocean. The patch was discovered more than thirty years ago and its size is apparently comparable to the size of Texas. Some estimates say it’s even larger. And that’s just a fragment of the actual issue of plastic waste.
Me refusing plastic bags in the shops, the coffee cups in cafés and start buying food in recyclable packaging instead of the plastic ones won’t solve the problem. However, if I and other similarly committed people will do the same thing, then it might have an impact.
My other resolution for 2018 is to become more minimalistic. Especially when it comes to fashion and clothing in general. My wardrobe is always full of clutter I never wear even though I feel like I declutter pretty often. Then I buy more clothes and yet have nothing to wear.
So, I decided that I will allow myself to buy only three clothing pieces a month. Unless I really need to buy more pieces. Other than that, I will purchase only what I’m truly in a need of buying. Not only I want to save some money, but I live in London in a flatshare. If you live the same way, you can relate that we are often on a hunt for a new room and it’s pretty annoying to move with loads of stuff.
And lastly, I want to learn French in 2018. It’s always useful to know an extra language. Also, with the Brexit situation that’s going on in the UK, I’m not sure I will be allowed to stay here even after the UK leaves the EU and after I finish my university studies. I’m not ready to go back to the Czech Republic and France is one of my favourite countries to visit so why not try to live there? The only problem is that I can’t speak French.
And these are all of my resolutions for the upcoming year. The first two of them kind of set the tone for my blog. I want to make my lookbooks and OOTDs focused on styling the same or similar items different ways, and in my “What I Eat in a Day” posts incorporate more food in plastic-free packaging.
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!
xoxo, S. V.