I’m not a fan of New Year resolutions. I’m more of a mind to do things as and when I want to do them, knowing that if I try and force a new habit, or a change to my life, based on an arbitrary date it’s more than likely to fail. This is based on previous experiments over many years, hey, I’m a slow learner.
It’s circumstance rather than calendar that has me looking forward to the next few months into 2019 and the changes that I know it will bring, so yes, I have plans and I know they will happen but these are not resolutions. Far from it.
So, in 2019…
- I plan to get outside more, including tackling my first Munro.
- I plan to get on my bike more, including doing Pedal for Scotland again.
- I plan to get to move more (gym, walking, cycling) and take better care of my body (currently fighting ITB issues again).
- I plan to find a new job as my current contract finishes in April.
- I plan to go to New York in June.
- I plan to move as my current flat is too small.
There is also the small matter of my sisters wedding next year, which I’m partly using as a ‘target’ for some of the more health oriented plans.
In the past, I’d already have started planning these things in great detail, falling into my usual habit of doing ALL the research; What walking boots should I buy? Which Munro is best for a first time? What time of year? Do I sign up for a different gym, or different classes? Whereabouts would it best to move? What hidden attractions can I find in New York?
But I’m not and it’s probably the biggest change I’ve noticed within myself this past year, a sign that I’m more relaxed, happier, and content to go with the flow. There are many reasons for this, it’s not all down to me, but I’ve worked hard to get to this point.
I know that all of these things will happen next year at some point and while some of them are date specific (Pedal for Scotland, the end of my current contract, the trip to NY) the rest are all down to circumstance and will happen when they happen and hey, if they don’t happen then c’est la vie.
I’m excited for the new year arriving, and no matter what happens I already have a feeling that it will be a good one. Bring it on, 2019!