Ok, so we’re almost at the end of January and I STILL haven’t put together a list of goals for the year ahead. It’s not been easy trying to use my brain concentrate with the kids still at home on school holidays. I can almost guarantee that the minute I sit down in front of the computer or grab my ipad, this actually (in kid code) means “Quick, ask mum for food, or a movie or lets tell her we’re bored or maybe just climb on her lap and bash at the key board a bit!”
I’ve got them all (my goals that is) scribbled down somewhere in my head, but after reading so many other great bucket lists online this month, the most important message I’ve picked up is that for any of them to have any chance of actually materialising YOU HAVE TO WRITE THEM DOWN!!
In my experience having things written down makes me so much more likely to remember them and I also get a real buzz from ‘ticking’ things off my lists. It’s very motivating and things often look a lot different when they are written down and you SEE them, to when they’re just floating around in her head.
So without too much further waffle and procrastination – here is my list (and it’s in no particular order of importance)!
|This is one of my favourite places to just sit and think!|
- To double my current number of lovely blog readers. This is going to involve me having an actual proper blog plan for the year – something which I have never done before. I got one from Bloggers Bazaar and I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed putting it together so far.
- To stay sugar (fructose) free. I quit sugar on 29 December last year. After doing loads of reading up about it’s effects on the body I’ve decided that it’s just not for me anymore.
- I will not being using my phone/device for any form of ‘work’ or social media between 3pm and 7pm. This time will be for the kids. (I have a feeling this might be another form of detox!!)
- Read! I don’t think I read more than one book last year, so this year I plan to read at least 4. (I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a 300% increase!!) I also want to read more to the kids, so if anyone has any good book suggestions for a 5 and 7 year old please send them my way. We’re currently on “The thirteenth Story Tree House”.
- I know I’ve said this SO many time before but I WILL loose that extra 5kg of weigh that is STILL hanging around. My exercise routine last year was pretty sporadic (and rather pathetic actually), but this year I have teamed up with my neighbour and we are doing the OPERATION MOVE WALK 400 challenge. We go out for a walk together 3 evenings a week and I so look forward to them. Walking + catching up = winning!! I’ve also ‘ahem’ re-joined the gym and that starts today – eeeek!!
- Camping. This year Mr D and I have decided to bite the bullet and invest in some camping gear (and then actually use it). The kids are desperate to go on a proper camping holiday and after A LOT of resistance I have finally decided to give in! But if just one snake (or spider) makes it’s way into our tent……………….that might just be the end of me!! Oh and I’ve also decided that we’re going to be glamping, not camping – it just sounds so much better don’t you think?? (baby steps).
- Visit England to see my little niece for the 1st time and all my friends and family who I am missing heaps. Unfortunately it will most likely have to be a solo trip this year as taking the whole family is just too expensive.
- I would LOVE to do a creative writing course.
So there it is, in black and white and about to make it’s way into the world wide web. I’m going to print out this list (and add some washi tape to make it pretty) and put it up on the wall next to my workspace so that it can stare at me every day to make sure I stay on track!
Do you have a bucket list for 2014?? What’s on it?? I’d love to hear from you.
Oh and good luck to all those kiddies who are starting Big School this week (and a big hug for the mums too – I swear it’s harder on us!!).