New Year, New Lists

2014Being a disorganised person, who exists in a constant state of bemusement and flummoxedness, lists are a pretty big part of my everyday life. Honestly, how little I would function without my lists doesn’t even bear thinking about.

And at this time of year, it is somewhat traditional to write up a little list of New Year’s Resolutions. I used to write New Year’s Resolutions, but for about five years now, I’ve been making goals instead. I find they’re much easier to motivate myself to accomplish and to be honest, they often end up making my year a whole lot better.

So let’s take a look at 2014. I like to keep some of my goals private, so that I’m not too embarrassed to set them, but they ranged from really huge ones like raising £1000 for Cancer Research:

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apple pieI also did something brave, by leaving a job that was making me miserable, made macarons, wrote a children’s book and side climbed to the top of my pole.

I’m going to go ahead and carry a couple over to next year, which I didn’t quite manage to get done this year:

Learn a rock and roll dance routine! This one I’m definitely going to manage, because my utterly excellent manthing has bought the two of us a course of swing dance lessons for my Christmas.

Fly a kite. I’ve never flown a kite and I feel like my life is incomplete because of it.

Go somewhere I’ve never been. This one makes the list every year. There is nothing better than travel, even if you’re not going far.

And some new ones, fresh out of the oven for 2015:

Take part in a Race for Life Pretty Muddy event. So ready for this. I was born ready for it.

Be more of a partner round the house. When I hear women laughing about their hapless husbands, it makes me physically cringe, because in my relationship, I’m the hapless husband. I’m okay at actually cleaning, but things like doing the dishes, putting away washing and generally not leaving my shit all over the flat…I am the worst. Report card: must try harder.

Learn how to take beautiful photos for my blog. Y’all are giving me photo envy.

Do something terrifying.

Once a month, do a little good deed and tell no one.

Eat baked alaska.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? What do you hope 2015 will bring? Where can I get good baked alaska in London? Get in touch in the comments, or at @EscapologistGl.