I’ve never really been one for making resolutions, mainly because I know I’ll usually just break them. Most of the time if there’s something in my life that I know needs changing, I’ll just go ahead and change it, without waiting for the arrival of a new year to inspire me. In the past I’ve lost weight, joined classes and started multiple new hobbies (running, rock climbing, hill walking, book group) when I felt like I was getting into a rut. That, combined with my utter loathing for New Year has inspired me to often just completely ignore the whole resolution thing.
This year though, I was talking to a good friend of mine, who had a different view of new year resolutions. At the beginning of each year she makes a list of goals she wants to achieve over the following year. These aren’t things she has to immediately do or even any big changes, just something she wants to accomplish over the next twelve months. Sometimes it’s just a one off thing, like attending a class. Others require more work, like running a 10k. It made me think what I want to accomplish this year and whether I wanted to even make my own list. I decided there were a few things I’d like to do, resolution or not. So, my list:
– Run a 10k in under an hour
– Lead a 6a+ on the hard wall with no cheating
– Turn 30 with style
– Take a Spanish class
– Look sexy in a hot dress for Michelle’s wedding in July
– Flirt shamelessly with someone far too young for me
– Learn to walk in high heels without falling over
Clearly some of these will take more work and dedication than others. That whole walking thing does NOT come easily to me after all.