Happy New Year!
So I’m a sucker for a good resolution to break, and what better time to reflect on one’s broken promises than on the anniversary of when they were made?
Maybe that sounds a bit cynical; maybe I did better than I think? Last year I decided to make broader goals that focused on improving myself rather than overly-specific small things that were doomed to fail quickly. Before I make a set of new ones, here’s a little report on last year’s (which were made, drunk, on a beach in Madagascar having just become a ‘Mrs’ – in case you need some context).
Did I make a plan for my life and stick to it?
Yes and no. We achieved some big things, like buying our first home, quicker than we thought but then we also changed our minds and decided to start a family quicker too! So, while my ultimate “forever plan” to get married and start a family has been achieved, I haven’t sorted out any of the other details. In fact, I’ve made it harder because my career will now probably have to take a back-seat for a few years.
Did I learn to adapt to life changes?
Yes – see above for a prime example! Life is changing and is about to change again very quickly, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Did I have more GRIT?
Hmmm… yeah I don’t even know where to start with that one. FAIL!
Did I stop burying my head in the sand?
Let’s just say I improved, but didn’t stop completely. I do think I became more assertive when addressing issues and I procrastinated less, but this still requires work.
Did I exercise my brain?
FAIL. No I did not. Well, not in the way I meant to. I read a fair bit but there were definitely no French classes!
Did I exercise my body?
Another big fat FAIL. Actually, I did a bit by continuing volleyball but then I fell pregnant and that was the end of it. Does growing another human inside you count?