LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE DRUMS
This is one that’s been on my mind for a while now and I hope I’ll stick with it. I once tried to learn the guitar to no avail (well, I can play two songs acoustically), but I’ve always been drawn to the drums, too. I think I’m pretty good at following a beat (and by that I mean I tap along with my hands when listening to a song – I’m a born drummer, aren’t I?!) and, years and years ago when my sister ventured into learning and brought her own drum kit, I had a go on it and thought I was quite good. So I’d like to explore this option!
ATTEND MORE ICE HOCKEY GAMES
This one is self explanatory really. My sister and I used to attend ice hockey games a lot back in the day and over the past few years, I’ve been itching to get back into it. It’s a fun and alternative night out with good music and an amazing atmosphere. They do games in Milton Keynes which is just down the road from me, so there’s no excuse not to really.
BROADEN MY MUSIC TASTE
Over the past few years I’ve shamelessly stuck to what I know, bar a few songs I really like. In 2017, I’d love to get into more bands and rather than saving just one song I hear and really like, I’d like to listen to the said artist’s other music too.
I’m not being specific about this, but I’d just like to save money.
BEGIN POUND FITNESS CLASSES
I found details about this awesome fitness class which is inspired by drumming. It looks amazing and like a really good work out, and I’ll be starting this class in the new year – I’m already booked in for a class on the 3rd.
GO SWIMMING MORE
Another self explanatory one – I just like swimming but make so many excuses not to go. The local swimming pool is pretty much just around the corner from me, so I’ll be aiming to go swimming at least once a fortnight (and maybe then once a week).
CLEAR MY SHAZAM LIST
I always Shazam songs then never actually listen to them again. I’ve made a slow start on this already, having created ‘The Shazam Playlist’ on Spotify, and I’ll also use this to discover new music too.
START WATCHING BLACK MIRROR
There’s tons of series I want to watch next year but I really think it’s about time I get into Black Mirror. It’s right up my street and everybody always talks about it as it raises so many interesting issues, so this will be my first and foremost binge-watching session in 2017.
MORE BAND INTERVIEWS
I’ve had some really good feedback on the interviews I’ve already done, so I’d like to take this a step further and conduct some of these interviews on camera, or, perhaps, on radio.
BREAK INTO RADIO (SORT OF)
Which brings me to my next point – in the new year I’m going to consider volunteering for my own radio show for the local university. It’ll be super fun and I appeared on my friend’s show recently, which I really enjoyed. I don’t think I’m quite ready to jump straight into getting my own show just yet, but I’ll be taking part in my friend’s show a lot more in the new year hopefully to get a feel of things and then go from there.
I think these are pretty realistic and achievable! Do you have any new year’s resolutions? Let me know!