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Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Year is Coming, Im not resoluting...

At the start of the year I made a post with a list of 30 things that I wanted to do this year. As it is the eve of a new year I thought I would revisit them and see what I did and what I didn’t.

The strangest thing is, when looking at the list all the things that I wanted to do as the year went on things inside me changed and didn’t want to do those things anymore. I grew as a person; I learnt more, met different people and made new friends. In fact my whole life has changed since the start of 2009.

So in 2010 I think I’m just going to make a few goals for each quarter and that way I will achieve more. What do you think? are you planning on making resoultions?




Just out of interest, here is the link to the original post and what I wrote.

Angel's 30 Things...

  1. Go to one of the places on a list

I went to Antigua instead.

  1. Do something for charity

I collected some old books at work and sent them to Book Aid, I also visited a children’s hospital and took the children that would be in over Christmas, gifts from a collection.

  1. Receive a handwritten letter

I got two and sent one, I need to fix up!

  1. Go Rollerblading

I didn’t go, but I went Ice Skating

  1. Host a Murder Mystery Evening

Hmmm I didn’t do this either but I will one day.

  1. Decorate my Living Room

Mr Special moved in and now we are probably moving to somewhere even bigger so no need!

  1. Go Paintballing

Hmmmmmmm why didn’t I do this? Any Londoners up for 2010??

  1. Go on a girly Spa Day

LOL same response as above

  1. Get a facial

I flopped I didn’t do this either

  1. Go Ice Skating

Yeah I did this, and am going again on the 10th Jan

  1. Take a trip on the London Eye - You know in all the time I have lived here I have never been on it

Yeah Mr Special and I went, it was lovely.

  1. Visit the opera

Nope didn’t go

  1. Get a manicure & pedicure.

Yeah I went in my lunch break a few times and did this, it was lovely.

  1. Go to the ballet

Yes I went to Black Ballet it was fantastic and totally recommend.

  1. Run a 10k race

No I didn’t do this; instead I got fatter and fatter and ended up getting mashed up at netball! I joined the gym a couple of months ago and I’m back in training.

  1. Go out clubbing on a 'school night'

Hmm, I cant remember if I did this or not.

  1. Get a full body massage

I got hundreds from Mr Special, does that count?

  1. Go for afternoon tea in the Rose Lounge at the Sofitel St James and hear the harpist play

No, lost interest!

  1. Go to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool

Yes I went and really recommend you go. I wrote about it here

  1. Go Strawberry picking

I didn’t go to this.

  1. Go to Karaoke

Yes I went, it was fun!

  1. Update my will

I haven’t but its in my intray.

  1. Grow a herb garden

I grew Chives and Lavender, but the chives died, the lavender is still going strong, I need to try some more herbs.

  1. Go with a large group to the movies

10 of us are going to see Avatar on the 6th Feb at the Imax so I’m going to count this.

  1. Go on a picnic

I went on quite a few in the summer, many times alone, I rode my bike to the park with my book and lunch and just chilled.

26 - 30 are really personal about self growth, development, mindset, forgiveness etc if I get them done I might tell them to you...

One of these goals was to visit my fathers grave, something I haven’t done since he was buried, I managed to do this, and I think I wrote about it here…


Mista Jaycee said...

Happy New Year! You grew that's the best thing. Now come follow my blog for the new year and keep me sane, well not sane but at least keep the clowns that frighten me at bay. LOL

E.M.H. said...


Anonymous said...

Happy 2010!

Like you, I have been thinking about the value of New Year's resolutions.
Gyms are full of new members in Jan and by Feb they're back to normal again. I've done that myself time and time again.

I'm not really sure about the difference between a resolution and a goal (maybe you can help us define it) but like you I've also decided not to make any new year resolutions although I have set myself several tasks / goals that I intend to achieve this year including travel and learning new things.


Emeka Amakeze said...

Happy New Year Angel. Wish you luck in achieving your set goals.

Ondo Lady said...

I have not made any resolutions this year as I am still working my way through goals for 2007. I would def reccomend a facial as they are amazing for your skin. Anyway I am up for the girly spa day if it is still on your list of things to do for this year.

Mimilainna said...

great post, happy new year!

joliefatale said...

I'm definitely not doing resolutions this year but just trying to be BETTER at being well ME..
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...


I started resoluting last year and so far so good. I promise to live a more promising life.......again, I will be there by the age (__) ha ha! Just say before I get too old.

Angel said...

@Mista Jaycee, as requested in heading to your blog!!

@ E.M.H, Happy New Year

@ Anonymous, go you, its great that you have set yourself things you want to do this year, I believe that resolutions are things that you sort of say you are going to do i.e loose weight, but a goal is more official and gives you clear milestones I want to loose weight and will go to the gym 3 times a week this month and eat salad at lunchtimes, that type of thing.

@ Emeka, Happy New Year to you too!

@ Ondo Lady, lol goals for 2007 it must have been a long list. Yeah lets go for a facial I’m up for it.

@Mimilainna, Happy New Year!

@Joliefatale, Happy new year, working at being you is a fantastic goal in itself.

@Shar, happy you stuck to your resolutions and that you are living a more promising life :) Happy New Year.