So, as previously mentioned, I’m not doing a list – I am busy enough without adding an extra 101!
But, I do have a goal. I want to be better (yes, I should be aiming for Bigger, Badder, Awesome etc). But actually, as a person, wife, mother and professional, I want to be better. I want to succeed, without any regrets. Setting the bad too high you say? moi? surely not!
I treated myself to a Kindle after Christmas. They are this years must have gadget apparently – and boy do I love it! I haven’t really read too much on it yet – as I promised myself I would finish my ‘proper’ book first, but I did download Mrs Beatsons Book of Household Management. Its an amusing read – and I think I have been more inspired than I really thought I would! I have only read the first couple of chapters, so I mostly know how to treat my servants, but some of it does seem to have sunk in!
So, I am trying to do more exercise. I have been swimming a couple of times and I plan to do more. My house is cleaner than it has been in a while (although there is still an awful lot of decluttering to get through!). We are all eating better and I am cooking more proper food (including a new recipe today – apple and fudge muffins – fantastic!).
I have also, for the first time in a YEAR – straightened my hair. Its a small step I know – but, I am trying!! According to Mrs Beatson – the Mistress of the house should be well presented and seen to be in control in every eventuality. (Dave was most amused to hear I was his mistress!).
Back to being better, I have also started a new job. Its a big step into a speciality and the learning curve will be a steep one – but interesting (fingers crossed!). The change in lifestyle for all of us, brought about by the change in my job and my hours of work has been amazing – in fact – it might just be Awesome!