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Goodbye 2013

… and hello 2014.Happy New Year

Seriously, the amount of people I’ve met who have said to me “next year has got to be better than this year,” is amazing.

And to be honest, I’ve got to agree with them.

For me, this year kind of sucked big time, for all kind of reasons.

The one constant beam of happiness in my life has been, and always will be SC, and for that I am eternally grateful.

As for the rest,Β it happened for a reason, good or bad. I don’t regret anything. At the end of the day I survived everything that life threw at me.

And I won’t look back, because that’s not the direction I’m travelling.

As a person I learned and I grew.

I’m looking forward to all the new adventures that life has in store for me in 2014.

And all I have to say is:

“Hello world, I’m back!”

 

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10 Things I Want to do in 2014

Now, let me state from the outset this is not a list of New Year Resolutions.

It is just a list of things I would like to do during the coming year – some off the bucket list, some not.

So , here goes, in no particular order:

  1. Read Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” – I’m up to Chapter 5, still another 98% to go according to the Kindle.
  2. Learn to speak Spanish – so I can understand and answer back. I’ve already bought a ‘speak-a-long’ CD which is pretty good, so I’m hoping to finish that and practice with some of the mums at school – who, thankfully just happen to speak Spanish πŸ˜‰
  3. Learn to play the piano – at least learn how to read to the left hand line of music and know where the notes go and bash out a simple tune.
  4. Take a singing exam – just for fun.
  5. Learn to knit and actually knit something!
  6. Go and see Mamma Mia – dressing up optional πŸ˜‰
  7. Try and do one of my exercise DVDs every day – yes, this might actually be straying into resolution territory, but I have some 10 minute workout DVD’s which are great and I am sure I can squeeze 10 minutes in a day … somewhere πŸ˜‰ Need to work on my core strength – at the moment it sucks and a better core will help my posture in ballroom – apparently πŸ˜‰ It might also tilt my pelvis back into its proper alignment – miracles do happen!
  8. Train my chimp so I can actually get things done as opposed to constantly doubting myself and my ability and end up doing nothing.
  9. Make and try a different soup each week. It is one of the few ways I can get SC to eat vegetables, and I’m a little tired of mud soup. I have just bought myself the Covent Garden Soup Company “365 Soups” book, so there should be some I can try πŸ˜‰ Looking at maple roasted parsnip soup for next week, or I might try brussel sprout soup πŸ˜‰
  10. Start writing my book – long shot one. I have a couple of good ideas, I just need to put them into some sort of coherent structure and plan it.

So, there you have it. 10 things I would like to get around to doing in 2014. Hopefully 75% of them are achievable and I will keep you updated of progress made.

What would you like to do next year?

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