Thursday, 10 January 2013
Following on from my lengthy list of goals to aim at before the age of 30, I've decided to set myself some rather less demanding (and somewhat more practical) targets for this year. Meanwhile, I've also started work on an ever-evolving "life list" to record my longer-term intentions, so by spring I'll unveil that and hopefully get back into the swing of posting regular updates.
Without further ado, these are my plans for 2013:
Complete some stuff. I have two novels half-finished, a book of cookie recipes almost done, and a crochet jacket that I haven't picked up in over a year. I'd quite like to finish off these projects, and will try to avoid starting anything new before I do.
Improve my health. Specifically, keep my asthma under control, learn to run at least 5k, and try out the 5:2 diet for six months to see if it helps lower my cholesterol (which is not ridiculously high, but could afford to be lower). We actually started the 5:2 plan in December, and as it's the first time I've ever attempted any kind of diet plan beyond "eat sensibly," it will be interesting to see how I get on with it over a longer period.
Bake something new every week. This will have to be averaged, of course, because there will be weeks when we're away from home and when I can't cook at all. So more precisely, I'm aiming to cook (and blog) 52 new dishes this year.
I've also set myself some reading goals which include getting around to reading some books that have been on my TBR pile for too long, re-reading some old favourites, and trying to be more disciplined about how many review copies I request from NetGalley.