I’m not making any New Years Resolutions this year. Nor am I setting a “focus word” or doing any of the other major new year, new me things that people post about on the Internet.
I am continuing to work towards the goals on my 101 in 1001 list (which I’ve made a conscious decision not to share here). I get on a lot better with that sort of goal lust than any other. Or so experience has taught me. Without checking the list as I can’t be bothered to get it from my bedroom I think I’ve completed 4, have 3 in vague states of planning and have just started another 1 today. Oh and I looked into one goal but have had to put it on hold for this year.
I also have some very short term goals – this months is read more and write more.
At the moment 2017 looks uninteresting, I don’t anticipate any major changes in my life and don’t have anything hugely exciting planned to look forward to. Uninteresting is kinda good in a way but I’m hoping to get plans for fun things to lookforward to booked in the next week or so.
I think the biggest thing I’d like for 2017 is for it to be better than 2016 was. But when I stop and properly think about it, as difficult as 2016 was with deaths and broken wheelchairs and other problems it was also a year of good times, brilliant experiences and a couple of new friends. And that’s what matters.
I posted this on facebook last night but think it’s worth sharing here too.
2016 by the numbers:
6 deaths. And Milo had to be put to sleep
2 new wheelchairs
66 books read (or 21,265 pages)
5 trips to the cinema
I don’t know how many trips to theatre/musicals/comedy
2 West End Musicals
2 print and 1 online edition of Tenants Times
5 trips to Birmingham
5 visits to London
1 day in Bournemouth
Countless trips to Oxford or Reading
All in all it’s been tricky at times but it’s been one good year.