Hi all, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was great, I’ve eaten myself silly and got lots of lovely things, did lots of chilling and spent a lot of time with the parrots…
Tonight is my last opportunity to write anything as I’m entertaining D for the rest of the year, including Christmas: Part Two!
I’ve been meaning to do this for ages and I’ve had lots of thoughts swirling in my mind, usually at the most inopportune moments (in the shower, on the loo, just before bed, at work) and so have just jotted a few down on my utility spreadsheet which I’m going to expand on here and edit here (mentally, don’t worry you’ll only have to read the final ones I choose!), so apologies if this is a long one 🙂
Before I launch into next year, I want to say a few words about this. It’s been, on balance, a lovely year. I’ve settled into my medication (and have forgotten it on a couple of occasions which made me realise how wonderful it is), friendships have grown and new ones have been made, I’ve become rooted in my local community (thanks mainly to Twitter!), visited new places (Vienna and Italy) and finally, I have D. If you’d have told me this time last year that I’d have a wonderful, amazing, gorgeous boyfriend I’d have laughed in your face. If you’d have told me I’d meet him through Twitter, I have laughed it off even more as you just taking the piss about my childish fantasy. But it’s happened and it’s fabulous and it’s having a major impact on my future plans, which seems like the perfect juncture to commence…
1. Move in with D
Yes, it’s very quick but I’m not getting any younger and I do believe that when it’s right, it’s right. Nothing has ever felt like this. Admittedly I have nothing to compare it to, however I have dated before and it’s always felt disappointing and strained and tiresome, not full of joy and excitement.
Our current plan is for this to happen in April/May. That’s when I get the last of my bonus (stupid work pay it over 3 installments, I mean really…) and can pay off, as you may have seen on The Other Place “That Last Niggling Debt”. It won’t make a huge difference financially, but it will psychologically and hopefully long term finance-wise.
We’re planning on staying around this area, I really like it and I think he does too, so the stress will be finding a nice, budget-friendly, mutually acceptable flat and then the moving, which I haaaaate. However, I am so unbelievably excited about it I’m sure I can get through it.
2. Health for Life
I wanted to wrap up all my health goals in one point. In bullet form, they are:
- Lose weight
- Sort out my fungal nail infection ONCE AND FOR ALL (I’m so sorry, that’s a gross thing but I feel if I say it then I become more accountable!)
- Yoga & Kettlebell – increase general fitness
- Consider contraception options
- Go back to taking vitamin pill/oils – I have such pale inner eyes, I must be super anemic at the moment
All of these are to get me feeling better and more confident about my body and, eventually, to become baby ready… :-O Yes, I want a baby in the next 3-4 years and I really don’t want to be a super fat Mum. Plus, I just feel all blah and tired and ick a lot of the time and want to regain energy and pizzazz.
As for the other things, foot issues and contraception will no doubt involve trips to the doctor (boo) and vitamins etc. can be incorporated into my daily reminder to take my Citalopram.
Upping my fitness will be the hardest as I am essentially lazy and get sucked into the internet and then that’s that. Getting over that mental block/habit will be the hardest but I absolutely have the time to do it and there’s no excuse…
3. Culture Vulture
I always always always want to improve my cultural life. This year I’ve not done too badly, I’ve read some excellent books, seen some good films and been to some great exhibitions and concerts, including some things I wouldn’t normally try.
This is a pretty trad and obvious goal but it’s something I do really want to do! I’d like to do a Thing at least once a month and keep up my cinema going. Exhibition-wise there’s the regular Wellcome meet up and I (finally!) have tickets to the Hollywood exhibition at the V&A so I’m starting on the right footing.
Reading, well, I think I need to start taking my Kindle to work with me again. I’m on the train for such a short time though that it often seems pointless, however I do have a lunch hour I don’t often do anything with and I also have over a hundred books on my Kindle wishlist and several I’ve bought which are unread.
Those are my main three. The ultimate thing from all of them is to just be happy and I think in 2013 I will be 🙂