Hoookay. It’s about time I addressed these elephants; my 26 before 26 things.
Let’s be real here. I ain’t gonna achieve all 26 things. So how about a recap, and then I move on and start thinking about (more realistic) goals for before 27… because I am nothing but a glutton for punishment.
1- Read 30 new children’s books (30/30)
I’m actually going to tentatively mark this and the next one off as complete- I’ve utterly lost count of what I’ve read and how many but I think I probably did manage to reach these goals.
2- Read 25 new YA/adult books (25/25)
3- Lose some weight
Again… Yeah, I kinda did lose some weight. Not much, but some!
4- Change my hair again
I’m not cheeky enough to think that I managed to do this. I haven’t changed my hair that much since my last birthday… so no. And it ain’t gonna happen in the next month- unless you count possibly buying a wig!
5- Get a tattoo
Nope. Pricing up some though!
6- Pierce my ear again
Nope but again- see above.
7- Run another 5k in less than 45 minutes
Aha! So blooming optimistic of me. No way this is going to happen- neither is the next one. Or the next…
8- Run a Tough Mudder
9- Get a first draft of my novel written
Again- what was I thinking!?
10- Visit 3 new places
Unfortunately not- though it was an interesting and not too unrealistic goal!
11- Have at least £1000 saved
No, I have too many outgoings! We’ll see if I can manage some savings by next year, though.
12- See the Northern Lights
Nope- haven’t managed to see these yet. Maybe next year?
13- Have afternoon tea
I’m actually having afternoon tea with my parents and boyfriend for my mum’s birthday this weekend, so BOOM. Done.
14- Buy a corset
Yep- bought a cheap(ish) one for my Halloween costume (a corset is a requirement when one is dressing as a dead Victorian lady of the night, of course!). So even though it’s not a decent one I’d wear more often, I’m still counting it!
15- Continue to learn French
I’m tempted to mark this as completed, because I am teaching it! Which is rather hilarious…
16- Visit Paris
Nope, but I might just manage this over the summer so fingers crossed.
17- Go on a trip by myself (doesn’t have to be far away or overnight)
18- Throw a dinner party
Nope- but I am chomping at the bit to do this soon!
19- Pick up the cello again
I failed miserably. I REALLY need to do this though!
20- Learn geeky cello tunes
21- Succeed in my training year
I’m calling this done. I may not complete it with the highest marks in the end, but I’m actually doing pretty well right now and I’m damn proud of myself.
22- Try some Pinterest recipes (2/10)
I can’t remember how many I have done but not quite 10, I don’t think. Probably will keep this for next time though because I just have too many pins not to try out!
23- Continue running
I failed miserably at this. But hopefully I will be running again from now on!
24- Get back on the ‘scene’
I think my boyfriend would agree I managed this one!
25- Visit Ollivander’s
YEP! And I got ‘my’ wand, even though I wasn’t chosen for the experience. It was AMAZING.
26- Post a blog once a week
Ha, we won’t go into this one too much.