The sound of the clock striking midnight chiming in 2014 is the sign of a New Year and new resolutions! We caught up with some of our Sassy That Girls to find out what their good intentions are for the next 12 months. Many have resolved to become more organised and a few have set their sights on perfecting their Cantonese. You’ll spot them roller-blading, running and meditating too in the year of the Horse. Out with the old and in with the new here’s to a fab New Year whether your challenges are big or small!
My goal is to get back into shape and be healthy after my baby as I have definitely been an over indulging pregnant mummy the last few months. Learn to live a more balanced lifestyle, meaning taking more time out from work to be with my new little family while still focusing on my career and company.
I want to learn how to deal with stress. I’ve never been very good at knowing how to relax, but hopefully I’ll get the hang of it this year!
2014 will be the year I learn to become an organized adult. I usually live spontaneously, with a haphazard and unpredictable schedule. I’m not a stranger to abnormal sleeping hours, or booking month long trips just days before departure, but next year things will be getting busier. My resolution is to use my calendar, actually wake up to my alarm, plan more than a week ahead, and attempt to organise my daily schedule.
I’m going to take time to relax. I know it sounds cliché but I would love to spend more time doing yoga and putting all the pressures of this hectic city aside. Hong Kong is one place that seems to reward being endlessly on the go (something I pretty much live my life by) but in 2014 I am going to change that and find a bit more balance.
I feel like a resolution works better when it is used to enrich your life, rather than taking something away. I want to add something that I can do to make my year or someone else’s better like sending more postcards or winking more!
In 2014 I will do what I love with passion and grace. I will say yes to saying no, and I will meditate, drink water and love like crazy!
My goal is to spend more time reading real paper books and less time on my dreaded phone!
I hope to say yes to more experiences and travel opportunities and make a bigger effort to document these new experiences with videos and pictures.
My new year’s resolution every year is similar, keep doing what I love, but do more – more efficiently with many interesting and impactful projects.
My aim is to be brave… brave in design, and with colour. Brave while eating new things, in my relationships and while traveling. Brave while dancing, laughing and playing with my kids.
This year I’m going to stay globally connected via the old-school Newspaper (South China Morning Post to be exact!). I’m hoping to give myself a weekend break from digital news feeds and enjoy an oversized and inky paper along side a black coffee, reading up on what’s going on in the world as opposed to what’s happening on Facebook.
I plan never to leave home without a silk scarf and a smile!
In 2014 I want to further explore the Pearl River Delta, and discover the hidden gems of our neighbouring cities across the border in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. I also plan on studying hard so I can request my HK permanent ID fully in Cantonese in 2015.
In the coming year I would like to focus on balancing my wellbeing, as travelling so constantly I was not able to able to eat well and exercise as much as I normally like to! I would like to do more outdoor activities and finally start learning how to sail!
To work more on building up my Feng Shui company and brand. I’m hoping to expand it as much as possible in the Horse year.
I want to run 10 kilometres in a faster time than my stupid ex-boyfriend because I know it would secretly really, really annoy him (and probably have some health benefits for me)!
I can’t wait to finally have time to enjoy myself! I’d like to spend the summer of 2014 in New York and Europe for an interior design and pastry course.
I’m not one for making resolutions (they’re always forgotten by the third champagne after the countdown), but from 2014 onwards, I’m going to make it a rule to always bite off less than I aspire to chew, literally and figuratively.
2014 will be about spending more time on creative projects. Photography, design courses, and focusing on my branding and strategy work for small multinational enterprises. Starting with a new website… stay posted!
I resolve to collaborate with passionate people, arrive on time (or closer to it), be present when it’s important and love more.
I want to dream more, and work less. To let go, switch off, travel often, and give unfalteringly to myself before others.
I’m not really a huge fan of new year’s resolutions, simply because I don’t think resolutions should be tied to a particular point in the year. But if I had to pick one for 2014, it would be to embark on new adventures – to visit new countries, to start new projects, and to be open to trying new things.
I’m hoping to learn Hindi. It’s my mother’s native language and I would love to be able to speak another language other than English… monolingualism is so 2013!
I’m going to make every word count – whether that’s what I write, what I say or just standing by my word. I want to live 2014 with conviction.
Stay true, live high, and be grateful.
Be brave, do good, and stay focused!
2014 will be the year I un-plug. Running my own business, I’m on my phone at all hours – it’s a love hate relationship. I resolve to set aside time each day where the phone stays away.
This year I’m going to do something everyday that takes me out of my comfort zone and to never once say or think, “I can’t”.
For new years people tend to sway to setting things to give up – each year I take something up! 2014 for G will be silly and sane! I plan on roller-skating around Happy Valley Racecourse, and donating time to local businesses to enhance their PR. Relishing in the community and playing my part to tribute to one we love makes for a rewarding and enriching 2014.
My New Year’s resolution never changes- work out three times a week, and dress smarter for work. Perhaps one year, it’ll stick!
This year I’m hoping to balance my time (now mostly at work!) with more interests, family, love, friends and health related activities. So bring on the marathons, birthday dinners, yoga, coffee dates and detox!
For someone who loves sleep, I somehow never get enough of it. 2014 shall see me tucked up and asleep by 11pm every night (well… on weeknights at least!).
Happy New Year!