Goals 2013


I realise this post is almost 3 months late. But nevermind!

Before my 30th birthday I tried to complete 30 goals, I managed 11, and came close on a few, but I didn’t feel like I failed, because I achieved a lot and I was proud of everything I achieved. I was just reading Hannah’s goal list and it reminded me that I haven’t posted up the goals I’ve set myself for this year (not 31!) Without further ado…

#1 Get a new job.  I think this goes without saying, but it’s good to put it in here! Also hopefully it’ll mean I can definitely cross it off!

#2 Drive more often. I spent a lot of time and energy passing my test and, not to mention money, I need to make more use of it.

#3 Don’t buy any more stationery.  I am a stationery addict, I love the stuff! But I have plenty, so I won’t buy any more until I run out.

#4 Learn something new.  I love learning new skills and I want to keep doing it.

#5 Go on a holiday. We’ve been talking about a holiday for a while, my redundancy money might mean a big holiday, but only if I get a job, otherwise we want to make sure we get away, somewhere, for a week this year.

#6 Save £100 in amazon vouchers for christmas (£20/£100)

#7 Do some volunteering

#8 Go to the theatre again. Dave got me tickets to see Rock of Ages in London, which was fab! I had so much fun, and there is great theatre around Norwich too.

#9 Have some new experiences. Along the same lines of learning new things I like the idea of trying new things too! So bring it on 2013 what have you got for me.


I kinda feel like their should be a 10! So I shall rack my brains to think of something to even it out.  But there you go, my goals for 2013.


Edited 12th March

I’ve been thinking about my goals and I’ve come up with a few more 🙂

#10 As suggested by Dave – Find a new theme for my blog.

#11 Take more pictures.

#12 Can’t believe I forgot this… Meet and have coffee with Hannah!


I’m sure there will be more as we go!



30 by 30 update


Oh man! I really shouldn’t set myself blog targets – I just suck at them.

I’ve failed on the updating of my blog every month target but I have been ticking some things off my list, including:

  • Get my passport
  • Go somewhere I’ve never been before
  • Drive all the way to my parents
  • Organise a trip away with Dave

And I’ve been cracking on with my films and books – I’ve watched 38 films and read 25 books (possibly more!).  I have dates of everything written down and will update properly when I get home.



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?

Turning 30! A challenge of sorts


Since Dave turned 30 last year I’ve found myself obsessing about it a bit, I turn 30 next January and it’s been playing on my mind. Now, for get me wrong, I’m not scared, or worried (yet!) I’m just very conscious of it!

So I decided to write a list. Of 30 things I want to achieve in the next year (did I mention it’s my birthday on 25th and I turn 29!?). I don’t want to spend the whole year focussing on the big 3 – 0 instead I want to achieve things in the last year of my 20s!

My list is not full of epic things. They are all relatively achievable. Stretching, but achievable. And unlike my 101 list I’m ready this time to do it. When I’m not travelling I’ll create a new page for it to live on and it means I’ll be blogging hopefully (in fact that is one of the challenges). So once again I’m back, and I’m looking forward to attempting these challenges.

What do you think? Do you have a bucket list or a list of things that you want o achieve? Do you have any advice for turning 30?