New Year’s Ambitions


Maybe it’s being busy.

Maybe it’s running out of steam.

Maybe it’s trying to do too many things at once – if I ever set myself FOURTEEN targets at once again, please feel free to give me a cyber smack upside the head….

1. Write a 10,000 word children’s story. So far: 3,911/10,000.

Poor abandoned story.

2. Write 200 letters/ cards / notes / postcards. So far: 187/200.

Almost there, with two months to go and Christmas ahead 🙂

3. Swim twice a week. So far: 2/104.

Oh dear.

4. Go for three months without buying anything from Starbucks (June, July and August). This should help with #10 and #13 too! So far: 92/92.

In the bag!

5. Write a blog post a day for the whole of 2012. 297/366.

I have blogged a lot this year!  Not quite managing every day, but should make target with a few more double-days 🙂

6. Go for three months with no alcoholic beverages (January, March, and May). This should help with #10 and #13 too! So far: 70/93.

7. Complete all 52 weeks of a Project Life book and send it off to be published. So far: 42/52.

I probably won’t make 52….but should have the majority of the year done!

8. Give blood. So far: 0/1

This is irking me now.  However, I know my docs have a Christmas blood drive, so I’ll be able to get this done last minute if ness.

9. Read 52 books in the 52 weeks of 2012. So far: 41/52.

October was not a good reading month.  Hopefully the bad weather of November will help me to get back on the horse!

10. Become ‘overweight’ rather than ‘obese’. So far: 18/66.

The 66 became impossible when I messed up earlier this year, but I’d love to lose maybe half a stone more by end of year, to make it a nice 25 pound loss.

11. Volunteer for 3 hours per months (or equivalent of). So far: 40/36.

Yay! And with Holiday Hampers being such a focus this month, should spike up hugely.

12. Walk 500 Miles.** So far: 420/500.

Getting there – I’d love to reach my target 🙂

13. Have the equivalent of 2 months salary saved up for a rainy day. So far: 0%/100%

RESET: As the money I was saving has been invested into our first
home together, I’ve set a new target, to have £1,000 saved by the end
of the year.  So far: 95%/100% 


14. Go out and have fun, do things (parties, movies, gigs, theatre etc.) at least 4 times a month. So far: 80/48.

Such fun!

Edited 1/10/12


  1. Riot Kitty
    1st November 2012 / 7:03 pm

    You'll do it! I would love to read the partial children's story…and would love your feedback on mine!

  2. Claire
    2nd November 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Oooooh, let's do that! Can we switcheroo sometime over Christmas break?

  3. Siobhan
    25th November 2012 / 10:35 am

    I love these updates – you've done so much!

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