One: how the hell am I writing my fourth Fuzzable Blog of the year already?
Two: how am I still struggling to come up with ideas for a new Fuzzable Blog, despite having a month between each one to think?
And three: HOW is it April!?
I always remember my grandparents telling me that, as you get older, time seems to go faster. I can certainly believe that now. It seems like it was only 30 seconds ago when I was writing my year in review piece, or celebrating New Year’s Eve with family. But we’re now into month four – a third of the way through 2018 already.
So, here it goes. Better late than never. Here are five things I want to have completed by the time the year is through.
Yep, I’m really writing my New Year’s Resolutions in April. Roll with it.
I wish I could say that my favourite food was avocado, but it really isn’t.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different foods and ideas, as I am sick of eating chicken for virtually every meal. I want to be a Michelin Star chef before the year is out, and I want to try Veganism, for a week or two, too.
Learn to switch off
Since the start of the year, I’ve been working from home a lot more, and although it has its benefits, it’s tough to switch off and relax. It’s much easier for me to spend an extra hour or two on the computer getting caught up on work than it is to sit down in front of the TV and watch an episode or two on Netflix. I’ll get there.
Be more spontaneous
Random weekends away. Trips to the beach. Less planning, more doing.
I’d really love to buy my own house in the next few years, so I need to stop wasting my money on rubbish and think more sensibly about my budgeting. In the past few months, I’ve banned myself from online shopping, as I can easily spend a couple of hundred pounds buying new clothes that I don’t need and won’t wear when I’m bored and browsing the internet. I’m going to try to only buy things as and when I need them. Let’s see how that goes.
Plan my next five years
I quit my job in marketing at the end of 2017 and decided to go it out alone freelancing and working in part-time roles. It was, without doubt, the scariest and most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life, but I want stability and I want to have a five-year plan. By the end of 2018, I am to have a clear plan of action.
There you have it. I’ll revisit these at the end of the year and see if I have managed to stick to them. If you’ve got any (late) Resolutions, let me know in the comments section. I’d love to hear about what you’re trying to achieve.
Speak soon. Jack x