A little bit of a celebratory picture of...chocolates? Yeah, it's the best I could do. Last Sunday I turned 29 and feel absolutely exactly the same as I did when I was 28. The only thing that has really changed is that I now feel like I need one of those bucket lists of "things to do before I'm 30", since that celebration is getting closer every day that passes (still about 300 days left so no need to worry yet). The thing is, I don't know what to put on the list. At all. I would have put "Marriage" on there, but been there, done that, and the whole starting a family thing I would like to save for a couple of years time. I don't want to sky dive and there is not really much money in the piggy bank for fancy travels. I don't want to change my lifestyle and I think our landlord would throw us out if we got a dog. So what's really left? Give up sugar? Yeah, been there done that too (with more or less success, let's just say last Saturday I had cake for breakfast and it was goooooood). I need some bucket list inspiration, to really get this thing going.
Another week another Sunday. A bit less hectic this week but still I feel like I am running a mental marathon and I just really want to reach the end. Which is tomorrow. I am heading back to Norway for a couple of days, so I can't organise in the apartment or clean anything or re-organise or purge. A definite good thing guys, things are getting out of hand. And on Sunday, a week from today, I celebrate another year. Turning 29 is going to be fun, I'm sure, and probably not much different than 28 has been, but then again, who knows.
This week has been one of the craziest in a long time. Way to start the year! Work, work, work, and at the same time tidy at home, organise, clean, recycle, exchange Christmas presents, getting my craft on, writing lists, new notebook, new planner, making dinner, a trip to IKEA, doing the dishes, planning. And all the rest. It's been a whirlwind, and gone so so fast, which has made me think about all these days that pass and eventually make up a life. Shall we try to be happy for all of them? I'm game if you are.
One of my favourite things is a fresh start, a blank slate of you like, and the ultimate fresh start has to be a new year. I'm still a fan of a new week and of course month, but nothing trumps the start of the year for feeling like it's time to make changes.
I'm not one for keeping NYE resolutions, more like a make them and break them girl. It does seem like a weird tradition to tell yourself what you can't do in the coming year, usually things you love, and what you should do more of, like going to the gym. Most of us set ourselves up for fail with crazy resolutions, and a long list of them. Being a list lover and a fan of round numbers I would normally give myself a list of 10 resolutions, all things I probably won't keep in the coming year. So I thought this year I would give myself some resolutions that I can keep without problem and rather whisper to myself the ones that might (will) get broken. I set off to make some resolutions and the only thing I could come up with was "take more pictures of people". So I'm sticking with that one. And the secret ones? Well there are the boring ones; eat healthy and go to the gym 3-4 times a week. The fun ones; travel more, try out new cuisines and restaurants. And the stayer; See Stonehenge. That has been on the list a couple of years and still I have never crossed it off. Why? I have no excuse, but hopefully this is the year.
So, a very short list of resolutions this year which is a bit bittersweet really, as the list lover in me has very itchy fingers and want to add to the list, you know to make it a nice looking list of 10. But no, let's try 2015 with only one resolution, and see how that goes.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x