Friday, 14 December 2012

15 by 30

So, I've little over 18 months of my twenties left. I'm looking forward to leaving them behind. Excepting a couple of things they've pretty much sucked. But I'm trying to get them to end on a better note. So I've made a list of 15 things I want to do before I turn 30. 30 is a bit of a stretch. I might do another 15, or add more on as I get through these though.

1. Hit my goal weight.
I'm closer than I was, but I've still a weigh to go (pun totally intended. I know it should be way...)

2. Take Abbie to visit Wales.
(Ydym caru Cymru) We're hoping to visit somewhen in 2013

3. Sort out my flat.
18 months should be long enough

4. Play more boardgames.
They're fun fun fun

5. Improve my self-esteem.
I'm too old to hate myself as much as I do at the moment.

6. Be a better parent.
It's what my child and I deserve.

7. Work out what I'm doing with my life.
I feel like I'm not doing what I should be, but can't figure out exactly where I'm going wrong.

8.  Improve my health.
I shouldn't ache this much

9. Get serious about learning Welsh
Knowing a few odd phrases, and the lyrics to <i>Iechyd Da</i> doesn't count as learning. 18 months to be able to converse a little isn't too much to ask for right?!

10. Publish a zine.
Because I've only been trying since 2006. What's 8 years between friends?

11. Improve my French and German.
I love languages, Might as well brush up on the ones I've already learned, in addition to #9?

12. Sew myself a skirt, and Ms A a dress.
I have a sewing machine. I aught to use it.

13. Keep more up to date with my penpalling.
Because replying to letters from July in December is NOT a good look!

14. Read 30 books.
I have 11 bookshelves of books. I haven't read *SO* many. Need to get on that!

15. Make bunting for A's room, and mine too.
I've been planning it for months already. Get on with it self!

Sunday, 9 December 2012


Kicking in a few New Years Resolutions early.

Being more open to sociability. I don't need to lock myself away, and I don't *WANT* to. I want to get out. meet people, socialise, be a friendly person, and let people get to know me. I'm open enough online, but I find it hard in real life. If people don't like a certain aspect of me I find it fairly easy not to care, but to have people dislike the real me, I hate that. It's hard, and I know not everyone is always going to like me, and that life isn't always sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but it's still hard.

So today I accepted compliients. I just said thank-you instead of telling people they were wrong. I felt so much better. I chatted to people who I don't really chat to usually. It was fantastic.

A little annoying that I've mislaid my damn bank-card. It's got to be somewhere, I'm sure I'll find it somewhen soon. If I haven't found it by tomorrow afternoon I'm going to report it missing. So PLEASE let it turn up.