New Year, same old me

I don’t tend to do New Year’s Resolutions. I do write a list of things I would like to achieve during the year, but I don’t tend to approach January trying to change a lot about myself.

2010. Gone. Like the proverbial thief in the night who gave us some Milk Tray, but also nicked the tv. For me, it wasn’t the best year. No particular reason, just didn’t feel great. The last 3 months were spent not really looking after myself particularly well. But they did follow one of the highlights of the year, which was my completion of the Cardiff Half Marathon. Probably why I thought I deserved a three month long rest afterwards!

So, I am looking forward to 2011. By the way, are we going for ‘Two Thousand and Eleven’, or my wife’s favourite ‘Twenty Eleven’? Any preferences? I am beginning this year in a whirl of positivity, enthusiasm, and confidence.

Generally, during the year, I would like to:

Become a less flabby version of myself

Stop biting my nails (this was also the plan last year. Didn’t happen.)

Write more blog posts (once a week – manageable?)

Get a good camera

Do more walking and running

Save some money

I know that these aren’t particularly measurable, but for some of them I do have specific numbers (I don’t think you want to know those!). I’ll keep changing my aims throughout the year anyway!

My definite plans for the year include going to South Africa for a friend’s wedding and to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup, both of which have now been booked. I also have another wedding here in Wales to go to. All of which I am very much looking forward to doing.

How about you? Are you all excited about the prospect of a New Year? Filled with hope and wonder at the thought of things to come? I hope so. Enjoy it.

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2 responses to “New Year, same old me

  1. Your year sounds so exciting with all your travel plans…consider me jealous! Also I read in The Economist that “Twenty Eleven” will be the more preferred terminology due to our growing need to condense everything – it supposedly shortens the phrase by [insert useless but also statistically significant percentage here].

    My resolutions are somewhat like yours…lose some weight, stay healthy, travel more, be a better friend/sister, etc. I also want to graduate, figure out what I’m doing after graduation and eat really really well.
    Good luck with the New Year! Can’t wait to see how it turns out for you!
    -Angie

    • Thanks Angie!

      Hopefully yours turns out brilliantly as well!

      Good luck with the graduating, I’ve got my fingers crossed (figuratively at least, typing’s difficult otherwise!) for you!

      And if the Economist says so, then that’s what I’ll stick with too!

      Cheers!

      Al

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