A year ago I posted a list of goals I wanted to achieve in 2012; I completed about half of them, and I’m happy with that. Most of the goals I completed were ones I wanted to do the most (a few were fillers, as I was struggling to come up with a list of 10).
This year, I’ve written another list; I’ve thought longer and harder about this year’s set of goals and would like to complete them all. Which is why I’m sharing them with y’all! I guess, putting them on the internet makes me feel as if I’m accountable to whoever reads this (as well as myself) So, on with the list!
- Start (and complete) an ‘a photo a day’ challenge.
Last year’s attempt at an ‘a photo a day’ challenge was pretty fail. I don’t think I even made it to the halfway point. I’m going to give it a shot again this year, though because In the words of Aaliyah: If at first you don’t succeed, you can dust yourself off and try again.
- Learn how to play Doris.
I got a Ukulele for Christmas; her name is Doris. At the moment I can play ‘happy birthday’, but I would like to be able to play something else.
- Get a job.
I’ve been jobless for a while now, and I’m getting sick of it. I NEED something to do (also, money would be good).
- Sort my passport out.
God knows why I’ve been putting this off for as long as I have been (I lost my old passport in 2004), but I really need to get my shit together and get a new one.
- Start planning and saving for a Euro/UK trip.
I was hoping for a winter 2013 trip to the UK so I could see my youngest sister Liletina, but right now 2014 is looking more likely, but it’s never too early to start planning/saving.
- Get out of Wellington more often.
While talking to my boyfriend the other day, I realised I have some serious wanderlust. Sure I live in the ‘coolest little capital‘, but I’m getting tired of it; I need a break. I don’t need a huge holiday or much time away, I’m sure visiting my dad more often in Otaki will be enough to suffice my wanderlusting needs while I job hunt and save for bigger adventures.
- Get another tattoo.
I’ve got one tattoo, and I’ve been wanting to get another for a while. I’m just not sure what I want.
- Write/blog more.
At the beginning of each year, I always have plans/ideas in regards to what I want to do with this blog, I just never end up doing any of them. This year, I’m going to change that (or attempt to at the very least). I’m also going to attempt to keep a (paper) journal again; I have a shit-tonne of notebooks I need to use.
- Cook/bake more.
I had thought it would be a cool idea to cook or bake a sorted recipe everyday this year, but I’m not even going to attempt to do that. Because I know I’ll last about a week. I’m going to try to make at least one new thing a week though/blog about the process.
- Read more books.
I used to be a HUGE bookworm as a child. I would stay up all night reading in bed, and spent most of the weekend/school holidays reading whatever books I had gotten out of the library, but since leaving school I haven’t read much at all. Last year I think I read The Hunger Games trilogy and The Fifty Shades trilogy; my brain melted. If anyone has a good book they would like to recommend, please leave a comment; it would be much appreciated!