It’s been 14 days into the new year and for the first time, I felt 2008 wash away and the positive feelings of having a new year infuse my spirit.
I took the Wednesday off for a dermatologist appointment (nothing to make you feel more pre-pubescent than a breakout). My day started off wonderfully with an 8.30 start, taking Dolce for a walk – the weather has been perfect – windy, cool with a hint of warm, morning sun. It was the kind of morning that makes you stop and inhale everything around you.
I then hit town for my dermatologist appointment – got a dose of Vitamin A pills that seems promising and then stopped in for a 1.5hr massage. (Is there anything else better to feed your soul?). I then had a grande caramel macchiato, stopped at Marks & Spencer, and finally ended at Cold Storage to pick up stuff for tonight’s bangers and mash. It’s been a long time since I wasn’t rushing around to make an appointment or walking briskly. I even had time to stop in front of Mothercare (like a childless Oliver Twist) and allowed my biological clock to kick in.
All in all, it was a perfect day and am looking forward to having dinner for my family and seeing little Caitlin.
I realised that I have a laundry list of resolutions for the new year, which of course, is setting myself up for failure but yet, the new year always brings hope.
- Learn how to drive (I got the book and everything)
- Exercise 3 times a week (this does not include the maniacal Friday dancing)
- Lose 5kg by June (one can dream)
- Get a massage once a month
All in all – not such ridiculous ambitions – they just require commitment (ha, my forte) and will. So, we’ll see.