Well hello 1st January 2014….
That came around quick. Honestly 2013 wasn’t great. I never liked the number 13 and I genuinely can’t list any achievements (unless I can use discovering vodka infused cheese as one- it was amazing) I won’t go into why it wasn’t successful. It wasn’t. Lets move on.
Around this time last year I made a “13 Things to do for 2013” I achieved 3. Yes that’s right. I achieved 3 out of 13. I’ll let you do the basic Maths (I’m too hung-over for that today; I’m pretty sure it involves some division and multiplication though) I won’t share that list- it’s in the past, but today I did sit down and construct a slightly more realistic list for 2014.
I already have a more positive feeling about this year, something I didn’t have about the last one, and sometimes that can be a massive part of it all, can’t it?
So this is my 2014 list…
This year I have saved approximately £3.23 in copper. Winning. This year I aim to save a bit each month. This will mean looking at current savings accounts and picking the one with the highest interest rate to get the best possible deal. What a grown up.
Now if you’re anything like my Mother you will assume that I do not have a life due to my single status. This year I plan to go away for the weekend with a girlfriend of mine and have a jolly good time, without a male- because that is possible. Perhaps she’ll think I’m a lesbian.
Have lunch with old friends
The ones I spent three years living with. I miss them so much. We try and talk as much as possible, but now the adult world has gotten in the way and being spread out over the country means we’re no longer in each other’s pockets. I think a good meal and a few bottles of wine are in order.
Make an expensive purchase
I didn’t actually treat myself to anything ridiculous in 2013. Devastating. I do have my beady little eye on a Michael Kors watch though. At the moment I’m just popping into House of Fraser every few weeks to visit, but one day I will bring it home with me, and still be able to eat for the rest of the week.
Take up some form of exercise
One of my best friends is a complete gym bunny. I could crack nuts on her abs of steel. I’m not after a six pack, but I would like to be a little more active.
I read a bit in the summer, but then I stopped. There are a few books I really want to read and this year I really want to get round to reading them. But in general, just read more, more books, more blogs, more magazines, more newspapers, more poetry.
Learn how to cook a roast
I can cook a few things. I can bake too, but I’m yet to master a Roast Dinner and no man is going to want to wife me if I can’t cook a good roast.
Pay off the overdraft
When I started uni at the tender age of 18 I stupidly saw my overdraft as “free money” it is not free money. It is a debt. And it has got to the point where looking at my bank account makes me feel panicky. I need an account that’s in credit. And I need it by the end of 2014.
Once I’ve paid off said overdraft I am leaving my bank. I have been treated appallingly by them this year and the last straw ended in me screaming down the phone at a soft sounding welsh girl for something that was not her fault. I won’t tell you who my bank are. I will tell you that 2013 wasn’t good for them either; as they were fined over money laundering issues, and have upset a few people by destroying the rainforest.
So there we go. I do have a few more private things I wish to keep to myself. I will most probably keep you updated throughout the year with how it’s all going. I’m hoping to add more articles about what I’m actually up to as a single girl, but don’t worry I’ll still have include my witty (read bitter) posts about why men are baddddd.
Do you have any New Year resolutions?