new year goal setting

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.

photo of woman wearing ballet shoes
Photo by Javon Swaby on

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.

Much Love

Rachel xx