Ok, I admit it. I’m late this year. As I’m sure you know, I don’t hold with New Year’s Resolutions, because I disbelieve anyone who thinks they can change their habits in January, the saddest month of the year. So I do mine in April instead, as Spring is starting, the birds are singing, and things seem possible again.
Of the things I claimed I’d do last year, I feel I can reasonably say I’ve achieved 3 of my 5 aims.
- Bake more – hard yes.
- Walk more – again, big yes. I walk to and from work, to and from rehearsals when I can, to and from choir. I walk everywhere. It’s brill.
- Exercise – this one is a no. I am dancing (maybe we can pretend that) at rehearsals, and doing the walking, but I haven’t managed the workout regime I dreamt of last April.
- Keep my house clean – listen. It’s not that it’s not clean. It’s just not as clean as it could be. If I tried harder.
- Make more friends – I have. A couple of weeks ago I FINALLY had a housewarming, a year after moving into my house, and 20 people came. It is definitely the most successful party I have ever had, and it was honestly lovely.
(as a side note, on reviewing the opening paragraph from last year, and the one from this year – I’m weirdly obsessed with birdsong)
Moving swiftly on – let’s talk about this year. My resolutions are:
- Read more books. In the last few years I have really lost my passion for reading, and I plan on reclaiming it.
- Visit more of my local area. It’s brill, and beautiful, and I should see it.
- Eat sensibly. I am not great at eating the best things, at the best prices, or the best times. So I plan on fixing that a little bit.
- Worry less about the noises in my house (but fix more of them). My house makes a great many noises, and I need to learn that most of them are nothing. And also get my central heating fixed.
- Make beautiful and interesting things.
Let’s see how I do. Check back in next year for a full update.