Mr Dotty are spending the first few days of half term on a mini break to Bath and Bristol. I am currently sat in our Bristol hotel room with a glass of wine, gazing out of the huge window at the river below and musing over the past few months. January and the start of February have been a little bit hectic, culminating in a visit from Ofsted a couple of weeks ago. Those who know me will know I have been obsessing over their visit from September (and I want to thank those people for their patience and loveliness over recent months) and now it has come and gone it has been a time to take stock, recharge and reflect. And muse. As I am sat here looking at the people going by below I am reminded of a list I made back in January just before my 33rd birthday, 33 things to achieve before I am 34. Writing that makes me feel a little strange, when did I get to 33? It also made me realise how important it is to get started on all those things in life I want to do and achieve. So below is my list and I cannot wait to see how I do before I hit 34 in January next year!
33 before 34 (in no particular order)
1- Learn how to do calligraphy properly.
2- Go to the British Library.
3- Buy a house with Mr Dotty.
4- Find an exercise I enjoy and stick at it.
5- Write for at least 5 minutes every day.
6- Crochet a blanket.
7- Keep a log of every book I read.
8- Keep a record of letters sent and received.
9- Get a new hairstyle.
10- Make my own handbag.
11- Run 5k.
12- Get more sleep.
13- Visit one new place a month- locally and nationally (vague but boils down to just get out more!)
14- Read a shelf of books from my TBR bookcase.
15- Read at least one classic book a month.
16- Find a dress I love (I never wear dresses!)
17- Organise my photos.
18- Keep a regular blog schedule.
19- Save a set amount each month.
20- Visit V&A in London
21- Take part in a read-a-thon.
22- Plan more meals in advance.
23- Go to a supper club.
24- Have a facial.
25- Share some journal stories from other people on Miss Dotty Loves.
26- Take Mother Dotty away somewhere new.
27- Learn a new craft.
28- See my friends more.
29- Make my own bread.
30- Become smarter with my time.
31- Get a bike.
32- Meet my personal health and fitness goals.
33- Have more fun!
As you can see some are very specific (and small) and some are a little more vague. But all are ones I am so excited to meet. So see you back here on the 23rd January 2015 to see how it all went!