I have never been fond of New Year Resolutions. I used to believe I had a short attention span and so, something that I might have considered a goal at the beginning of the year, ceased to be interesting by summer. The truth is, I wasn’t focusing my energy on things I really wanted – but on those that I thought I should want.
A recipe for disaster.
This year, however, things have changed. I have changed. I still don’t know all I want from life (does anyone, anyway?), but I do know how to listen to my gut to establish what I really want (and is realistic to achieve) at the moment.
But before thinking about my goal’s for 2013, I will share those moments of 2012 that make me feel excited and proud of myself – my badass moments of 2012.
- I said yes – or “hell yeah!” more often.
- I learned how to ski. Sort of. Ok, on green and light blue pistes. But that is about to improve in the next few days I’m spending in Chamonix!
- I learned how to cook a badass lamb tajine with a fruity Moroccan couscous.
- I got my Competent Crew Certificate and have sailed from Tenerife to La Gomera, in the Canary Islands.
- I attended my first bachelorette party and had my first friend getting married!
- I visited Stockholm – a city I had on my bucket list for a very long time.
- I realized what was making me less happy, and took the courage to changed it.
- I quit my job as a finance manager without having another job (or source of income) in the horizon.
- I went somewhere completely different: China.
- I listened to my gut and decided on a career change into Event Management.
- I learned to speak out and make my opinion clear.
- I was part of the planning and managing of incredible events – ranging from the Notting Hill Carnival in London, to TEDx in Brighton and even a very high-end bar mitzvah.
- I rediscovered Berlin, 10 years later.
- As part of a fantastic team, I helped to raise over 3,000 GBP for the charity Chain of Hope.
- I reconnected with old friends and family I hadn’t seen in 15 years.