It’s a little belated, but Happy New Year! The Bloke and I celebrated by indulging in a slightly more healthy set of snacky treats than the cheese and Toblerone apocalypse that was Christmas, watching Stardust for the bajillionth time followed by broadcast of the fireworks from the bank of the Thames and the London Eye, after which we went to bed.
Party animals, we are not. Even now, at the rather spring-chicken-esque age of 37, I think it’s safe to say that my days of throwing on a dress the size of a tea towel and strutting my stuff around a heaving nightclub in a pair of heels that would make my feet hurt for a week are long gone – even the mere thought it sends me running upstairs to find my comfy jammies and slippers.
I’m very lucky. And, as everyone now goes back to work and my Facebook timeline is filled with desperate and depressive posts about wanting the Christmas season back, I am once again filled with the immense relief that my work day is at home and my own to decide. At this time of year I usually make resolutions and plans, only to promptly forget about 90% of them within a week. This year, I’ve done nothing new nor set myself any goals that I didn’t already have throughout 2018. I knew what I needed to work on and what I had started developing last year, and so I’m just going to continue onwards with that. Of course, I would love to get back into the little black dress that I wore for my 30th birthday at some point and I have a whole list of places that I would like to see and experience, but as an act of self-preservation I am simply taking life one day at a time and sticking to my schedule rather than developing unrealistic goals that would only serve to disappoint in a few months. Like anything, things will only happen when I make them happen, and all of it needs to be done in a series of small steps rather than a gigantic proclamation followed by the inevitable overwhelm and a swift retreat to the couch with a blanket, The Cat and re-runs of Diagnosis Murder.
Hang on… is not having any new goals a goal in itself?
What about you guys? What are your resolutions and plans for the New Year?
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