1. Learn to drive
I've been saying this since I was sixteen [you can apply for your licence 3 months before your 17th birthday], but I really do mean it this time! Even if it's just automatic, I just want to do it! Although, I probably will gain about two stone because I currently walk everywhere instead of using germ-riddled public transport.
2. Get a car
Well duh. There's not much point of having a licence if I don't have a car! I think that would be even more frustrating than not having a licence at all.
3. Go on holiday
The bestie [don't worry - I don't actually call her that] and I have been talking about going away together for ages but have never gotten around to it. Even if it's just for a weekend, I want to go somewhere in the next year.
I've wanted Invisalign [or something similar] for a long time, so it's on the list! I think it's a bigger deal in my head than anything else but whatever!
5. Finish a story
Just one! I start so many and then get distracted by something else, then start a new one. I think it's time that I finished one!
6. Dress like a girl
Oh dear. I manage it every now and again, but I do think I could count every skirt/dress/anything that isn't a pair of jeans or a boy's t-shirt that I own on one hand.
7. Do the £ a day challenge
This is an annual thing for charity, where you eat for less than a pound a day, that I planned on doing for the last two years but forgot about until it was too late both times. Must remember!
8. Say 'yes' more.
'No' is my default answer. It just comes out. I need to work on this.
9. Fill up an entire sketchbook
I go through little phases of drawing, lose the sketchbook for six months and end up using a new one. I want one where every page has something on it. [Doodlings of boxes do not count.]
10. Grow Love Stuff Box
I started it, shit happened, I stopped it. I'm now in the process of relaunching and am really excited about it, so I want to keep that going.
11. Move house
Or I swear there's going to be a bridge with my name on it! So, I probs shouldn't make jokes like that but seriously, I really want to move!
12. Make more of an effort to see friends
Okay, so I'm a bad friend! Although, in my defence, this has more to do with the germy public transport and the fact that wearing bf tees that may or may not smell like horses, than the fact that I don't like my friends. Which I do. Sometimes.
13. Find a bra that fits
This one is kind of important. Apparently I'm an awkward size that I can only find on one website!
14. Give the whole boyfriend thing a proper chance
I feel I probably should - I mean, I already have three cats so I should get out of that while I still can! Also, this is apart of the learning to 'yes', even though it's a bit of a shame because I am soooo good at saying 'no'!
15. Have a technology overhaul
My computer has a breakdown if I ask it to do more than one thing at a time and has started to go on strike if it gets a bit hot, my phone deserves it's retirement given the amount of times that I've dropped it, and I haven't had camera that isn't attached to a phone in yonks. [Am I the only one that feels the need to giggle after the word 'yonks'?] Oh, and a printer that didn't argue with me before it printed anything would be nice too.
16. Take more photos
With the snazzy new camera I'll be getting, obv. And also I should learn that getting my phone out of my pocket to take a picture is not an effort and I should do it more often.
17. Blog more
Ha! Remember at the start of the year when I intended to blog everyday and even made myself a little schedule? No, neither do I so let's just pretend I'm going to do this.
18. Try ten new things
As in food/drinks, not all this other stuff I've decided I need to do in the next year.
19. Go swimming in a bikini
Ya know, or not. I feel self conscious in shorts so I'm not sure how I'm going to swing this one...
20. Be happy and without regrets
Who else can hear the echoes of cheesy theme tunes? Oh, and look - I think that might be film montage with grainy smoke effects in the distance! No, but really, by the time my next birthday [21 btw which sounds ridiculously like I should be a grown up] I want to be completely happy with what I've done in the past year, and able to say that there's nothing I would have done differently.
My birthday was last month and I've decided to use it as a new start. Last year was pretty sucky [which is a bit of an understatement really], but it did teach me some things - you can only be sad for so long, you can only cry so much and you can't let death rule your life.
So, I'm going to do every single thing on that damn list if it kills me! [I also think that it made the morbid side of my sense of humour even worse, so sorry in advance for the awful and probably inappropriate jokes.] Because really, in the grand scheme of things, if I eat some raw fish, while driving a car in a foreign country, in nothing but a bikini and a tutu, what's the worst that can happen? Who wants to find out?