Tag: <span>New Year Resolutions</span>

It’s a milestone!

It’s all downhill from here.

It’s just a number.

It’s a turning point.

I’m not sure quite what it is but I do know that, subtly, the approach of today has been in the back of my mind for the last year. However, in the same way I don’t hold any sway over New Year Resolutions, I’m aware that this is just another birthday; it really is just a number.


Ahhh yes, of course there was a but!

Turning 40 does feel different to previous birthdays. I can’t quite put my finger on why though and I’m aware it might just be coincidence as this birthday is coming around the time other changes in my life have gathered pace, both in my personal and professional life. Who knows.


I’m now 40 (right as this post was published as it happens).

Life Personal Musings

Right, give it back. Come on, it’s not fair and it’s not right. It’s bad enough that I regularly lose little bits of it without you whipping all of it out from right under my nose.

I mean, seriously, who the hell stole the past six months? One minute it’s January and the next… WHAM. It’s August. How the hell did that happen?

I distinctly remember thinking, in a warm sunny evening in January, that I should set some goals and see how I’m getting on with them in six months time. Only problem with that is that I’m not a great believer in the whole “New Year Resolutions” thing preferring to take a more realistic approach. If I’m not in the mood to do something, I won’t. Plain and simple. So, instead I came up with this:

I’m determined that 2006 will be the year of proper personal priorities and other potentially possible pastimes. It may also be the year of the alliteration but I’ve not really decided on that yet.
Personal Priority Ponderings

So, taking that as a starting point, how as the first half and a bit of 2006 been? Well it’s been kinda hit and miss. I’ve turned on my Yamaha keyboard a grand total of 7 times (7 more than the year before mind you), on average I’ve read about a book every fortnight, and, as I’ve mentioned, the garden is coming along nicely. Add in my recent ‘get fit’ efforts and you could say that 2006 has been pretty good so far.

Trouble is it doesn’t feel that way. Events of the past 12 months —including some things I haven’t mentioned here— have left Louise and I drained and jaded.

So, as we are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary at the end of the month, we’ve taken some time off work and are heading off somewhere to relax and recuperate. We can’t wait.

Personal Musings