Well this post has gone up a little later than planned! Obviously a post like this should probably go up a bit closer to the start of the year, but I’m nothing if not slightly behind the curve.
For the past few years. I haven’t made New Year’s Resolutions as such. I’ve gone with the idea of cultural challenges; days out, reading books, and seeing films. Now a couple of those days out have migrated over to my vastly superior birthday list (34 Before 34 this year), and I’m left wondering what to with my New Year list.
I still want to set myself a goal for books and films, but in all honesty, the days out never work out. I see live music every year anyway, but the comedy gig, stately home and theme park have never been ticked off in all the time I’ve been doing this. So they are gone, and it’s time to have a rethink.
Beyond the books and films goals, I’m just going to have a couple of more vague goals – things that can’t be ticked off a list, but if I can get to the end of the year, and think “Yeah, I’ve definitely done more of that” then I’ll be happy.
Read 75 books
Having failed so spectacularly with this number in 2015, I deliberated over reducing it (or losing it completely) in 2016. But I’m just going to stick with it, and try harder this year.
Watch 150 new-to-me films
It seems a shame to say goodbye to the ‘52 Films in 52 Weeks’ challenge, because it just fits nicely. But with a Cineworld card, and a subscription to Netflix and Amazon Video, 52 is a stupidly small number. So I’m going big, and hoping to best 2015’s total by 10.
Watch 52 films at the cinema
Within that 150, I want at least 52 of the to be at the cinema. Obviously this works out as one a week, which is totally doable, and the exact number I saw in 2015.
Do more for others
I hate how much I moan about the little things, without taking time out to realise that I’m spectacularly lucky. So I’m going to spend some time this year doing good deeds.
I’m going to fill 2016 with words. On my blog, in my diaries and journals, on social media; just everywhere.
Make more memories
When I get to the end of a year, I love looking back at the things I’ve done. These are the things I remember, rather than the things I’ve bought. So I’m aiming to make more memories this year.