It’s now 2019 – so, how did I do in my Awesome list for 2018???
It’s halfway through the year and so I thought I’d do a quick recap on where I’m standing on making 2018 an awesome year…. here we go!
Resolutions, smesholutions… who needs them anyway? Nobody sticks to them for more than a week! Instead, I’m just going to list a bunch (make that 26) reasons why I think 2018 is going to be a great year for me 😀
A – Adventure; I always find ways to throw some adventure into my life… this year will be no different 🙂 Nothing particularly adventurous has happened yet, but we’ve still got 6 months… Helsinki for new year 2018 – definitely an adventure!
B – Beer mile; this will be taking place at some point this year, thanks to my friends Z&S Still need to get this on the cards, but plans were altered slightly when Z&S had a baby girl in April… not done 😦 But fingers crossed for 2019?!
C – Cats; Olly & Emmett always bring smiles to my face Always ❤ Forever and ever
D – Date nights; I plan on having lots of these with a certain special someone ❤ Lots of these still happening! Meh. Scratch this.
E – Essays; Not normally something to call ‘awesome’, but I’m going to learn how to write a killer essay 😉 Not sure if there were any ‘killer’ essays written, but I did learn, and will continue to learn as my degree unfolds… 2018/2019 academic year started in Oct 2018 and it seems a tad easier than 2017/2018 so let’s see what happens!
F – Food; So many new restaurants open, so few meals in the day… will do my best to try as many new places as possible 🙂 Had a couple of disappointing ones, but that’s not gonna stop me! I’m pretty sure I kept trying new places… and will continue to do so in 2019!
G – Girls; I’ve got so many absolutely fabulous friends! Yup! Forever and always
H – Hazy; be all the me that I can be! Doing my best! Couple of ups and downs but still trying to be all the me that I can!
I – Instagram; Let’s try get 200, or even 250 (!) followers Still got a ways to go on this…. Finished the year on 235 🙂
J – Jäger; drink lots of this on holiday with the family 😉 The next holiday in one week’s time will certainly involve this! This never ends!
K – Karaoke; surely we can get one night of karaoke at some point during the year?! 😉 Still need to make this happen… hhhhmmmm, does singing loudly on xmas day count?! 😉
L – Louvre; I’d love to visit the Abu Dhabi Louvre It’s on the list! Now on 2019’s list
M – Massage; treating myself to regular massages Have slacked on this a bit, but haven’t forgotten… yup, not ‘regular’ massages but getting them reasonably often
N – No; say no to some social events in order to have some down time, without feeling guilty! I’ve had many quiet nights at home, on my own, so this is certainly working! Yup, this continued for 2018
O – Opera; going to watch Evita at the Opera! It was fabulous! Went to see Monty Python too!
P – Personal Best; I want to smash my half marathon time and get it under 2 hours Had to put this on the back-burner after getting injured, but it can hopefully still be done within 2018! Failed in 2018… crossing fingers for early 2019!
Q – Quality Assurance; I have to get my company through their Audits to be certified… I can and I will! We passed!!!
R – Running; it deserves 2 spots coz I love it so much… just keep running! Still running 🙂
S – Snow; PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can this be the year that I have a white Christmas?!?!?!?!?! hhhmmmmm?! Snow on my birthday was WAY better!
T – Travel; there is always somewhere new to travel to! And still 6 months in which to do it… Zanzibar in July 2018; South Africa in Dec 2018
U – Unforgettable; create lots of those moments that will live on forever My polaroid camera is helping with this! Always collecting memories ❤
V – Vacation; not always to new places, but getting away from it all always makes a difference! I’ve got a few of these on the cards this year 🙂 Next up: Zanzibar in one week’s time!
W – Whiskey and wine; why not try drinking more of these?? I’ve started on this! And still doing plenty of it!
X – X-ams; I write my first set of exams in May – scary and exciting all at the same time (and yes, I cheated on this one 😉 ) Exams were scary… results are due out in 2 weeks’ time which is even scarier! I passed!!!
Y – Youthful; ‘Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional’ – I will stay young at heart for ever 🙂 This won’t ever change! Still young at heart!
Z – Zip line; I reeeeaaalllly want to try this out in Dubai Marina – definitely something to add to the something new list! I’ve now thought of doing the RAK zipline instead… Not yet completed but still on that list!