It's been a really really long time since I revisited my 12 things to do in 2012 list, so here's an update:
1. New tattoo - done. Twice in fact! One on my back, and another on the inside of my left wrist. I love them both, they make me feel proud and individual and they are such a public celebration of things so personal to me. I just love them.
2. Go Kayaking - I am actually going to do this at the weekend!! Weather permitting. I have a child free day, and my best friend suggested we give it a go. I'm glad I'm going to be going out with her, as she's done it before which will stop me feeling totally and utterly clueless. I'm excited, and scared in equal measure.
3. Pitch a freelance article - well, hmpf. No, this isn't going anywhere. One of the worst side effects of my depression is Writer's Block, which hits me hard and fast. Add to that my total lack of confidence in ANYTHING I do at the moment, and it's a no go really.
4. Sing on a stage - Still working on that one too. Maybe Rock Choir in September? Surely there must be a way.
5. Find a hobby - I'm no closer to this either really, unless you count eating out or watching a lot of movies on DVD.
6. Visit a country I've never been to before - Yes, another one done! I went to Germany with the kids and one of my friends and her family and it was fabulous. One for another blogpost.
7. Drink more - nooo, although my new tablets mean I can't drink wine so I am drinking a lot of Coke and Appletiser in the evenings. Does that count?
8. Walk from Bishopstoke to Winchester like I used to with Dad - This is so easy to do, WHY haven't I organised it yet? I must.
9. Read a classic novel - Having softened myself up by watching the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth is luscious) I am about to start the book today. Wish me luck.
10. Lose three stone - HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
11. See a Shakespeare play - No, and again, this can't be that hard! I will organise something. I must.
12. Take the kids to the Isle of Wight - I was talking about this at work today. I am very very determined that we are going to do this. I have no idea when or how to pay for it.