This, 2013, is already an bizarre year. One of planning, growing up and deciding.
So far, I've gotten engaged - well, technically, that came very late in 2013, but I'm still counting it - I've finished my Masters degree, and discovered that the contract of one my jobs will not be extended (in all honesty, I'm not disappointed by this.
Therefore, wedding planning/discussions and looking at houses to buy are at the core of many conversations in this house. As a non-girly girl, wedding plans worry me as everyone expects me to have definite demands ... I have none! As long as I am not stood up and we have a good day, I will be happy. The question "have you decided what you'd like from a dress?" makes me squirm. The answer to this is, unsurprisingly, "not a clue".
Looking at houses excites me more, I think. It excites me that, one day, in the not too distant future, I will own my very own home - well a share of.
I'm also enjoying the way the year is going. All my life, I have been tied down to something that requires me to give up my spare time - be it school, college, university or my sporting career. But now, although I do have a job, I have loads of spare time and its all mine! So, other than the aforementioned planning for my future, I have five main goals for 2013:
1. Work as much as possible: I am a self-employed motivational speaker - mostly in schools. I work on a wonderful program, going into different schools speaking to students. So, the more I work, the more students I inspire and, of course, the more money I make - for the house
2. Write as much as possible: I think this one may be obvious, otherwise I wouldn't have returned to writing.com ;)
3. Read as much as possible: I love reading. Often I don't read as much as I'd like, probably because I was too busy. So, this year, I've set myself a challenge. Altogether its 169 books to be read this year. I have a list of 13 books in 13 different categories (or authors) that I want to read. Perhaps I'll post my list on here. I'm currently ahead of pace, having read 24 books already since January 1st. Still a long way to go though.
4. Watch as many films at the cinema as possible: Last week I realised that there were tons of films coming out that I wanted to see. But tickets are pretty expensive these days. So I treated myself to an unlimited card - you only need to see two films to make it worth the money worth it. I've had the card 5 days and have seen 3 films - so far so good.
5. Get fit again: I've lost all my fitness as I have been so lazy for a year. So I'd love to get it all back :)
Wish me luck!!