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Spring Renew.

I'm a sucker for cliches. A change in season makes me want to make life changes, more so than changing over to a new calendar at the start of the year.  The days getting longer, flowers blossoming and BBQ season nearing has just left me feeling motivated. I couldn't contemplate making any resolutions at the start of the year, I was so overjoyed with life's events, envisioning things to change was not on my mind at all! Alas, now i'm ready to jump back into my list-making ways and get cracking on with a list of goals I want to achieve this year.


This was not on my immediate horizon for a very long time. Mainly because i'm awful at it. Thankfully having lived in London, it was not all that important, and then being at university, the extortionate price of lessons meant it was not possible. Now i've got a 'grown-up' job, which currently involves two buses and a train to get to, which could just be a twenty minute car journey, it's given me the kick up the arse I need to suck it up and learn. Confidence was really something I lacked too, but i'm slowly getting there. Lessons have been a bit hit and miss, but I'm hoping to be pass before the end of the year. I'm on the path to getting there anyway as I passed my theory test last week, first try with only one question wrong. Yeah buddy!

I previously wrote about my bucket list here. This year I want to tick loads off, and add loads onto it too. A discussion at work a few weeks ago where I announced I had a bucket list sparked interest as to what was on it, and made me realise how boring it was. The consensus of the chat was that I need to be more adventurous! I highly doubt i'll be adding any daredevil stunts onto it, but I aim to spark and rough it up just a little, I also want to add some must-do holidays on it too. I've such an itch to explore lately.

As a kid, if anything broke 'Dad'll fix it'. With a cellar full of tools and a dab hand at fixing everything, woodwork, electrics, plumbing, car knowledge, you name it, he'd fix it, i've never really needed to know anything DIY. My parents live on the other side of the country though, and after watching Craig try and screw a door handle back on with a butter knife the other week, one of us is going to need to learn to fix stuff. I'm going to make a list of tiny jobs that need doing; Bleeding the radiator, replacing the garden tap, changing a fuse, etc, and when he next comes to visit, i'll have him teach me. I might even start my own tool box. Might being the important word there...


Last year i'd got myself in a routine with my flatmate and we'd gym most days, Then I got a full time job, moved in with Craig, and become more lazy than before. I'd set myself goals of 'lose 'this much' each month to reach 'this much' for the wedding', but lets face it, i'll probably fail. Going to the gym is the first step in the right direction, and a starting point.

School meant I had learnt French and German until I was about 16, and I know it's a far cry from being 'fluent', but I loved it! I really want to have a very good understanding of another language, and I think German is the one for me. I'm not entirely sure how I plan to pick it up/learn again. Might have to invest in Rosseta Stone or something! 

I keep thinking this/telling myself i'll do this and then let myself down. However the other weekend I went out and about with my 'big' camera, and when I go home, I plan on taking it too. I WILL take lots of photos this year. The north-east is so beautiful, and the beach is only a stones throw away, i can hardly keep passing up the chance to snap away.


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2 comments on "Spring Renew."
  1. I love your list, especially the gym one 'actually go' haha. I joined the gym again a couple of months back and didn't go once so cancelled, but have been running successfully and doing yoga instead.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

  2. Love this post<3 thanks for sharing and great tips
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