Just so you know, I don’t really go in for resolutions. They always seem to be so black and white – I WILL do this, or I WILL NOT do that. To be a bit Meredith Grey-esque, I like there to be shades of grey in things.
I was glad to see the back of 2012, to be honest. The Olympics didn’t really interest me – the torch relay certainly didn’t, anyway – and the Euros ended in disappointment, as ever. Personally, towards the end of the year, I spent a significant time off work sick, which wasn’t fun in any way – I didn’t feel ill, but I was: this made what was essentially solitary confinement even more difficult. Health-wise, 2013 hasn’t dawned much brighter, but I have appointments and people to see that are making the horizon somewhat clearer.
But back to 2013. Instead of resolutions, I decided to set myself a few goals; things I would like to accomplish over the year. And by sharing them publicly, I’m hoping it might hold me to account a bit more. Some might seem shallow, but that’s how I roll.
- To take more care of myself. This encompasses lots of things, really: making sure I always take my various medication, going for blood tests when the doctor tells me, brushing my teeth twice a day, going to the dentist (sorry mum), washing my face every day, making an attempt to eat more healthily.
- To say no. This is a work one really. I always say yes to everything, and this hasn’t helped my physical or mental health.
- To cut back on luxuries. This encompasses make-up, music and nail varnish. I would like to get in the habit of “shopping the stash” of make-up on a regular basis so I know exactly what I have. I am also going to try and complete an A-Z of nail varnish brands over the year on the blog, as well as the challenge which is on a separate page above.
- To pay off Andrew’s credit card bill on time. The debt is shared between us and I want to keep on top of this, as well as paying into our mortgage fund.
I really hope I can accomplish these goals – I’m also hoping that I can post on here every now and again, to keep me from getting bogged down with work too much.
Wish me luck?