Ok, here we go, my last year of my 30’s and I’ve been giving it some serious though into how I can make it the best year yet. This is no mean feat as my 30’s so far, have mostly been pretty damn fabulous, but the number 15 features prominently in my life and I’d like to think that’s a sign of good times ahead. I’ve decided my new years resolutions this year, will also include a bucket list of 10 things to do before you’re 39 and 11/12’s.
It looks a little like this;
- learn how to use my DSLR camera properly. After 2 years of ownership I’m going sit down and read the manual rather than just stick it on auto and hope for the best. I studied photography A level many moons ago so know the basics, however this was in the era of dark rooms and film SLR cameras so other than composition that knowledge is pretty redundant.
- I’m going to take part in Project 365 to make sure I get to do the above!
- This is the year of a change in career. My 30’s have all been about self improvement and building a better life for myself and my family. I completed a foundation degree, found a fantastic job, did more work related training than the SAS and picked up some amazing friends along the way but I also hit some big lows and it’s time to venture down pastures new. My priorities have changed and so have my ambitions. This is going to be an exciting, if not scary year and I’m taking a gamble but instincts have never failed me before and I’m ready for a challenge.
- Keep blogging and write more useful, meaningful posts rather than just waffle. I want to make friends with Pinterest and share a little of my professional knowledge so it doesn’t get lost as I embark on my next adventure.
- Tone up my tum. My body has slow cooked 3 beautiful beings (not in one go!) and although round the clock breastfeeding, having a babes in arms that likes to be involved in everything I do, as well as living in a very hilly village, means I’ve been lucky enough to get back to my pre pregnant weight, things aren’t as trim as they once were. I’m prescribing myself a daily dose of sit ups and planking. My bikini days are well and truly over but I’d like to be that person who doesn’t have to suck it in on the long, painful stroll from changing room to pool every Friday.
- Stop picking my nose in the car. Blacked out windows would be the easier option but to save grace I must remember than the windscreen is not an invisibility shield. It’s not lady like and is most definitely a by product of being a single female in a male dominant household but that’s no excuse.
- Take up having conversations with my teenager, accept his vocal chords are set to grunt and learn to decipher the different ranges of grunt.
- Venture to a toddler group. Time to stop making excuses and drag myself along so Baby R can watch other children smack each other over the heads with cheap plastic toys while I drink crappy coffee. I know all the benefits of these social groups so its time to embrace the biscuits and bugs for the greater good.
- Finish all the little DIY jobs round the house. Hubby is in denial of their mere existence so I’m going to show him what happens when its left to the untrained/unskilled/incompetent by doing it very badly in the hope he’ll never let me touch a drill ever again.
- Drink more water. I know that’s a really boring one to finish on but I really do need to do this and writing it down means it’s real and not just in my head where I can push it aside while I get on with everything else.
Wish me luck