…or rather, as it is a Monday morning, raise your coffee cup.
I’d like to make a toast, to everything you’ve achieved this year. I bet if you think about it you’ve managed to cram a whole lot into the last 11 months. Maybe this year has been the best of your life or maybe it has been one of the worst, in that way that years can be sometimes. Maybe you can’t believe how fast it has gone, maybe you can’t wait for it to be over. Either way you’re probably thinking this toast is a little premature.
Maybe it is.
But in the run up to Christmas it is easy to be distracted by delicous syrups in lattes and sparkly things on trees. Santa’s never ending to do list and one too many mulled wines. It’s easy to be distracted, and we should be, we should revel in it. I know I will be but first I want to tie up all the loose ends. I want to look at my life, and the goals I set myself at the beginning of the year and work out what is left to do, and what can wait till the new year.
Before I get tied up in wrapping paper, so to speak.
I need to get my house in order. Metaphorically and literally. Even though I will be going home for the holidays, I want to get my own flat spruced up, I’ve neglected it recently. Something to do with not having time to host dinner parties, so no real reason to make it fit for others to see. I want to get my paper work sorted, bank statements filed, bills paid. If I buy a filing cabinet I will be a real grown up right?
I want to make a final push on the old health front. I know not really the time of year is it? But do you know what? Yes I am going to treat myself as much as everyone else, but I’m also going to block out some time to work out. I’ve been working and gallivanting too much recently, and I need to reset. Time to make sure I’m getting my 8 hours sleep, 8 glasses of water, and a little more than just 8 minutes exercise a week.
I want to take stock. I know I’m always harping on about this aren’t I? But truth be told, recently I’ve been working myself up a little about what the future holds, where my next steps will take me, and where I want those steps to take me. Thank god I have this blog, I need to block out a few self indulgent hours, go back through this year and these posts and work out exactly where I’ve been, then maybe I will know where to go.
And last but by no means least I want to spend some quality time blogging. I’ve loved writing up my train diaries recently, because you can’t just whip up those posts, I have to sit down and really think about what I want to write and which photos I want to use. I want to make that much effort with every post. Plus I have two guest pots I’m writing for other blogs, and they deserve to be the best they can be so watch out for that!
How about you? Are you spending a bit of time evaluating the year too, or are you too busy evaluating as many mince pies as humanly possible. Either way here’s to you and all you’ve achieved and are yet to achieve in 2014. Happy Monday!
Live life & give in to the festive season x