Well suckers, seeing a no-one is here it looks like I’m going to have the World to myself!
I was very excited to receive my diary and think it’s a really fun idea so I’m fully ON BOARD with this.
I’m determined to make 2014 a great year; 2013 had its moments but it’s been not a vintage year by any stretch. For me the best year of recent times (and I’m sure my memory is clouded by time somewhat but hey ho) was 2010. I had a lot of fun times, went abroad, looked good (in hindsight, can’t imagine I felt that at the time) and was more confident than I had been for a long time and since. I want to try and recapture how I felt but within my new surroundings, with new people and new routines. All of which will hopefully add up to it being even better!
So, I agree with Moose that it’s best to try and live in the Now and also with Dahlia that long term goals soon get boring, however I do have some things I want to achieve:
A couple of weeks ago, following months of minor pain I’d been ignoring, I had a scan that revealed an enormous mass in my abdomen; a benign tumour called a fibroid. It’s basically just a mass of cells caused (probably) by a hormonal imbalance. The experience of getting to this point has been pretty grim with lots of prodding and probing and unexpected needles and face-reddening/tear pricking size embarrassment but when I see my consultant next week I’ll know what’s going to need to happen to sort it. So that’s pretty much my priority for the first few weeks or more of the year.
I also want to have a long think about the anti depressants I take and whether to continue them. I think their effectiveness might be waning so it’s definitely a point to consider.
Linked to the above is the old classic Lose Weight. I want to take this slowly and steadily and not sent myself up for a fall so I don’t have any specific goals, just to Do It!
To continue the train of goals, I’d like to get something together for my mornings. It’s not that I don’t have a routine at the moment, it’s just that it involves getting up, showering, getting dressed, make up, hair, out the door. I’ve always liked the idea of yoga and would like to see if I can get 5-10 minutes of that in as a boost along with a cleansing lemon & hot water. And maybe also time to heat up some food to take to work (porridge for breakfast? soup/stew for lunch?) and perhaps make a nice, proper coffee!
Oh god oh god… Not this again! I really do want to do something though, I want to be stronger and healthier and more endorphin-y!
Book a holiday
I very very very much want to go away with D this year. Just need to get him to commit to a destination and cost!
Read 52 books
Just for personal achievement really. I’m getting quite the list on my Kindle so need to tackle that plus it was very satisfying reading the Booker shortlist before the winner was announced so I’d like to do that again.
Otherwise I just want to make the most of London, be a bit more frugal in general and not be so insular, I could definitely feel myself shrinking into a complete homebody toward the end of the year when contact with people can (usually!) only be a good thing.
And if I achieve all of those I’ll definitely dominate the WORLD!