I don't know where the time has gone but years do seem to be galloping by at a fair lick. 2008 barely seemed to happen, it went by so fast. Many people said it was a bad year. I thought it was average to middling. 2009, on the other hand, is already shaping up to be super shit. Particularly on the cash flow front.
Despite this, I refuse to start the year down in the dumps. I have resolutions (even though a mental health charity reported today that people shouldn't have resolutions as it causes feelings of inadequacy and remorse). I have resolved to:
- Get fit. This is a matter of urgency. And I have done more exercise over the Christmas / New year period than I've done all year. This time next year I will be blogging as a far fitter, slimmer, healthier version of me. This I will not fail on.
- Be kinder to my husband. This is a challenge. He's a man and men provide such brilliant blog fodder. But I will be kinder to my husband. Not always on my blog, but certainly in real life.
- Carve out me time. I vow to live this year, rather than survive. This is going to be a particularly challenging resolution as I have no money to live on and we might well only just survive (probably on beans and toast). And I probably need to work even harder to make more money leaving me with less me time, but this is a stretch goal and I will be aiming for it.
I'd like to add others like:
- Write a book
- Move to the seaside
- Holiday in exotic places
- Be less impatient (particuarly with my children)
But unless I'd like to become a case study for the mental health charity I suggest I set myself some reasonably accessible resolutions, which I can actually resolve to achieve.
I need to go tuck small boys into bed. But I wish everyone a successful, happy and healthy 2009. May your bank balance expand. May your waistline shrink. May your worries be small and your happiness that of a child with a sweetie tin.