At the start of the year, I blogged about resolutions and what they mean to me. I came across the lovely Kathryn Sharman who stated that “they [resolutions] always seem to involve unrealistic dreams and/or punitive measures of denial or restraint, which is never a good way to start a year and is invariably doomed to failure.”
Instead, she advocated making a ‘Life List’ for the year ahead. Below is the mid year update of my aforementioned list, and I have to say that I’m rather pleased with what I’ve achieved!
Every day, I would like to…
Make someone smile and improve my eating habits. Both of these declarations can be attributed to moving in with the boy. He is a wonderful cook (I’m not ashamed to tell you that he is far better in the kitchen than I am) and perhaps this is a tad too cringe worthy, we make each other smile every day.
Every week, I would like to…
Do something creative – aka keeping up with the blog. Although my posts have been a little scattered this year, I think I’ve succeeded in posting more frequently. As well as staying creative, I aspired to continue seeing my closest friends (which has been successful despite the extra mileage between us) and discover something new about myself. Well guess what? I actually LIKE going to the gym! I joined as a precursor to my summer adventures where I want to wear shorts without tights and not feel like that girl who should not be wearing shorts without tights.
In 6 months time I would like to….
Be living in South London (tick) and make the best cupcakes. I have been told that my red velvet cakes are yummy by numerous friends and family – and I’ve been bribed into making them for more than one birthday party! I also have a more extensive book shelf now thanks to combining my collection with Charlie’s.
Before next year, I would like to have…
Paid off my overdraft – an unavoidable assertion but one thing I loved being in the position to do. I also passed my driving test a few weeks ago!
Overall, the list is pretty fulfilled, which comes as a lovely surprise at the half way mark. With my road trip across America in 5 weeks time I’ll have crossed another ambition off the list, and I’d like to think that the rest will follow suit. You never know, perhaps the boy will treat me to the *ballet before the year is out (*hint hint).