I’m not very good at keeping to resolutions because a lot of the normal ones don’t really apply to me. I’m sober so I can’t say that I’m cutting back on my drinking. I’m a runner so I don’t feel I should be dieting. I don’t smoke. So that leaves fun stuff to set as goals.
My friend and I used to sit together on New Year’s Eve and write each other a list of ten goals to achieve throughout the coming year. They would always be fun little challenges like to eat a hot Nando’s meal or to eat strawberries and cream at Wimbledon.
We don’t get to see each other all that often so I’m writing myself a list of things that I would love to see happen in the next year. Some of it will be so unlikely but I think that we need to put it out there into the world if we are ever going to get those things in our lives. So here goes:
To start, I’d love a roll top bath
To soak in nightly, filled with bubbles
And with sweetly scented salts.
Then I’d like to see ballet
From the Royal box above the stage
Where swan-like dancers boldly grace.
I’ll climb a mountain somewhere near or far,
Perhaps in South America, or maybe just in Wales,
As long as I can stand on top
Imagining I’m Queen of the world.
And when I’m done I’ll read a poem out
To an audience that paid to hear
A word or two by me.
I hope that you have a great year and make sure that you set yourself some outlandish goals. I only have the room for a roll top bath in my kitchen so we’ll see how that one works out.