So, a little over a year ago, I sat down and wrote a list of the things I would like to do in the next five years or so (http://countrymouseclaire.blogspot.com/2007/03/list.html). It was kind of a knee-jerk reaction after hearings lots of plans from my organised, grownup friends…I might not be on the marriage->houses->babies->etc. path at the current time, but there are things I want to do and things I want to acheive. So I sat down, and literally typed the 70 things I thought of first, and now a lot of my time is spent trying to work towards things on my list. I do so love a project.
By August of last year I’d achieved seven. And today I realise I’ve acheived four more – since that post I have visited Toronto, and Montreal, and Madrid. And I’ve joined ebay. I’ve also started work on a lot of the targets that are going to take time and application and sticking to – I’m blogging away, and should hit one thousand posts sometime in 2010 (number 5 on the list). I haven’t yet been to two dozen gigs (number 8), but the total is going up steadily. My running and swimming are getting better (nos. 12 & 13), but the 5 kilometres and 50 lengths are a few months away just yet. I am reading away to conquer the reading list (number 14; see http://readingmyfriends.blogspot.com/ for further details). The sponsored healthkick (plug time – www.justgiving.com/clairethornley) is helping with two targets at once – to drop two dress sizes (number 24) and the raising money for charity one (number 69). My finances are getting more and more organised (number 47, number 70), and if I keep working at it, I should have a savings pool (number 56) before the end of this year. And my hair is the longest it’s been in years in an attempt to get it to elbow length again (number 42).
I like to keep busy.
As for a few of the other things – I’m going to be hoping to work on them in the not too distant! I’ll keep you posted :-).