A few things I’d like to get out of 2023

In addition to my review of the year, it’s time for my short round-up of hopes and aims for the year ahead. 2023 feels like it’s going to be a year full of potential – possibly because it’s the first year in a few where we’ve got a feeling of certainty about the plans we’ve made, and as such actually have a few things lined up. But it’s also a year where we feel on the cusp of a few different life plans, and we might see ourselves move a step further forward with some of them.

So what do we already have lined up for this year? Going to see the spectacular Cirque du Soleil for the first time. A holiday to India to see our friends get married (and hopefully see some tigers on safari). More ice skating lessons. And a lot of time that’s currently not planned out, leaving plenty of space for opportunity.

Here are a few hopes and dreams for the year ahead, and for those of you who’ve been following for a while some of these will look familiar. Some because I haven’t done a very good job of it so far, and others because they are things I want to be continually improving.

  1. To live more sustainably, using less plastic and creating less waste.
  2. To start making exercise a more regular part of my routine again.
  3. To use my slow cooker regularly and keep trying to cook new things.
  4. To start writing regularly – either getting back into a routine with this blog, starting to write more creatively or journalling (or perhaps all three).
  5. To learn how to ice skate backwards.
  6. To keep connecting with friends and loved ones.
  7. To make the most of my evenings, and stop work on time in order to do so.
  8. To think about life next steps – what do I want to achieve before I’m 30? What do I want to do next?
  9. To do some of the things we keep saying we’ll do – like going camping or climbing Scafell Pike.
  10. To end the year feeling proud of what I’ve achieved!

I hope you all have a healthy and happy 2023. What are you hoping for this year?

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