Saturday, 1 January 2011

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne

Welcome to the New Year!
After my first New Years in the South West (well, Southampton) I'm back home in my comfiest chair, with this tab open and a cup of peppermint tea and burnt toast smothered with butter willing a set of resolutions, which as far as I'm concerned is the only way to truly welcome in this coming twelve months.

Travel.

Be braver and more spontaneous.

Learn Italian and/or Japanese.

Write more (and maybe join Writers Bloc)

Take more photos.

Get a first this year.

Spend more time with old and true friends.

Be calmer, because sometimes other people need that as much as you do.

Read more about art and architecture.

Stick to a weekly budget and stop forraying into topshop.

Run once a week, and maybe try Pilates or Yoga. Make more time to just be quiet.

Learn to really cook.

Make your room nicer, buy flowers or prints of photographs.

Get proper work experience in journalism or publishing.

Volunteer. Stop wasting your time, life’s just too short.

Make ‘mood’ related playlists on your iPod.

Stop being over-anxious. Trust more.

Quit drinking vodka just because ‘it’s easier.’ You don’t like it. Stick to wine, whisky and learn to like gin.

Wear dresses more often.

Find a coffee shop where you can be alone to read. Moreover, stop being so afraid of being alone.

Work on being more elegant and graceful. You’re getting too old for clumsy to be endearing any more.

Eat more fruit.

Completely cut out bitching. It’s just never ever okay.

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