Starting as I mean to go on…


Well, I know technically it’s not my birthday until next week, but I think the fact that my list is now on my blog means that technically the whole thing has started!

And to be fair, it’s my challenge, it’s up to me to set the rules, right??

I thought I’d start by reminding myself of my 2 big achievements at the age of 28, though I didn’t write a list or anything I did have 2 epic wins.

Firstly, and I think most importantly, I came off my anti-depressants last year. I’m not exactly backwards in coming forwards about my depression, I’ve always been pretty open about it. It was a shitty time in my life and I finally feel like I’ve come out the other side. I don’t mean everything is hunky dory, I have crap days, like everyone else, but I don’t automatically panic every time I feel low that it means I’m sick again. And all of this is made to feel a million times better to know that I’m managing on my own without medication – It makes me stand a little taller, smile a little brighter, and dammit it also makes me pat myself on the back. I did it, I’m proud of that.

My other big achievement of the last year was my driving test. I finally passed my test, after learning for the best part of 3 years, and 3 tests I did it and can now drive all by myself. This is huge for me and again, something I’m dead proud of!

Achievement feels good, that’s why I decided to do this challenge for myself, I want to feel good about myself. So bring it on!

What were your big achievements last year? What do you want to achieve in the coming one?