We asked some of our favourite young creatives about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for 2019.
We all love a New Year’s resolution. Whether you’re giving up chocolate, dedicating more time to reading or being one of those real witty types whose “resolution is to not have a resolution” (!!!), the 1st of Jan is always a filled with hope, a shining beacon of light amid the hangover and near-existential-crisis that the turn of the year also inevitably brings.
For most people, the longevity of these commitments is numbered, lasting until your housemate cooks you brownies, or Atlanta season 3 comes out, or you realise that you just sounded like an idiot with your ‘no-resolution-resolution’ idea. However, there is hope for some. We talked to our favourite young creative types about what they are giving up, taking on and promising to do in 2019.
Amelia Dimoldenberg – Journalist & CEO of Chicken Shop Date
“Stop telling everyone I was the baby in the sun in the Teletubbies when I’m drunk. It’s not true and I’m going to get found sooner or later so I should just stop.”
Yuki Haze – Artist & designer
“Start making things with my hands more, like clothing or sculptures. This will hopefully help me spend less time ruining my eyesight in front of the computer, and more time ruining my eyesight sewing tiny pearls on a tiny hat. Stop drinking coffee it’s not good for you and it tastes like sugary dirt. Stop reading Wikipedia bio after Wikipedia bio on random people who were the big cheese in 2006. It’s not relevant for you to know whether Hilary Duff is a Gemini or a Virgo (She’s a Libra???). Gradually replace self-critical thoughts with thoughts that are grateful. Learn how to relax a little more and cease plodding around like an ageing accountant.”
Emma Breschi – Photographer & model (Models 1)
“My New Year’s resolution is to stop spending money on psychics, and focus on ending climate change!”
“I’ve got loads actually. I wanna get my fitness better, and stop dying every time I get to the top of the stairs. I wanna eat really healthily, and cook more. I’m getting a studio in January, so that’s a pretty big one done! “
Fenn O’Mealley – Journalist & Filmmaker
“In the words of Max Wallis – to “let the shit hit the shitting fan” once in a while and to stop being such a perfectionist. Also to stick to plans and stop backing out on my dates.”
“I was going to try and think of something really cool and abstract but, to be honest, it’s really not that exciting. Two things I really need to start doing are healthy eating and more sleep. It’s so difficult to loose your way with these things when you’re in the studio everyday. I’ll always order trash from Deliveroo, when I could order from the ‘healthy’ section, I always decide on a pizza? And even though I get home at, usually 10pm, I need time to wind down so I never really sleep till 3am, which results in me being so sleepy the next day, and then my pattern is completely messed up! Junk food is my weakness, so I really don’t know how this will go, but I’m gonna try!”
Wallis Day – Actor & Model
“To be more benevolent towards myself!”