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!



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?

Day 27 of 1001


So, it has been a while! We’re now into Day 27 of my 1001 day challenge, and where are we?

I think I can tick off number 2, Han has said that she will be my penpal, her first card and birthday present are winging their way to her as we speak.

I’ve got a few things that need to be done for the one a month things, including having a date with Dave, taking a photo of us together, my laptop regularly backs up, which means that one is on track too,

As for learning to drive, its ok, I’m desperate to book my test now, and then I’ll feel really good, but I still need a lot of practise, I’ll get there I’m sure, I just want to be there already!

I’m doing my first craft fair on 9th May:

I’m both nervous and excited, but need to get loads of stuff made, as currently I’m down to about 10 pairs of earrings! But I’ve got a day off on Friday, so will hopefully get some bits made then.