It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to...

... but I don't want to!!

I was really traumatised about turning 26, but in fact, I've decided that instead of moping, I'm going to use it as a bit of a "new year" for me, and make a list of things that I would like to achieve / do before I turn 27. So, here goes (in no particular order):

1. Learn to drive.
I've had lessons (and tests!) before, but haven't actually got as far as passing the test and getting my independance. I'm gonna do it!

2. Lose weight.
I know what I need to do, I know why I need to do it, and I know how to do it - I need to stop making excuses, and just bloody do it!

3. Be more social.
This was also our New Year's Resolution, and so far, so good. In fact, we haven't got a free weekend now until Easter, so I want to continue with that.

4. Save money!
Thanks to the wedding, and honeymoon, and all the expense that goes with it, I haven't really been able to save much money of late - I'd like to be able to start again. Money's something that I really stress over, and I like having some stashed away "for a rainy day".

5. Spend more time with my family.
I worry quite a lot about my dad and his health - there's nothing actually wrong with him, he just strongly resembles a walking heart attack! - and know I should spend more time with him, just in case. However, whenever I spend time with him, I'm reminded of why I don't spend time with him, so it's a bit of a vicious circle, really! I should get over it, and just spend more time with him!

So, it's not many, but there are enough to keep me going (but not too many for me to feel like it's unachieveable! I'll keep you posted with how I get on.


  1. I totally understand the age anxiety.

    I turned 35 in December last year, and I hate it. I am no longer 35, I am 25, I am going into complete denial about my real age.

    Happy 24th birthday ;-)

  2. Thanks!
    It's not necessarily the age (which is, after all, only a number!) it was the realisation that I left school ten years ago this year, and there's talk of a reunion.
    I remember when we were in the last couple of months at school, and we were talking about reunions, 10 years seemed like such a long time away, and now it's here. And while I know I'm INCREDIBLY lucky to have what I have (hubby, house, job, great friends and family) I always thought that when I went back for a reunion I'd be... I don't know, sexy!? I guess I always hoped that I'd go back, and see the people that called me names (or the boys that I'd fancied!) and they'd be pleasantly surprised to see what the ugly duckling had turned into.
    It ain't gonna happen like that, though!!! x