What’s my 2019 looking like so far?

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What I have planned

Turning twenty-seven

I turn twenty seven on Wednesday and this will be my first birthday in four years that I’ve been home for it (Australia, Thailand, Amsterdam, Prague). I don’t have any major plans for it as it’s January (everyone including myself is skint) but I have the day off so the world is my oyster. Speaking of oysters, we have a booking at a local restaurant, The Crab & Lobster. It’s expensive by our standards but it’s supposed to be real nice so I can’t wait to try it out.

Ten nights in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

For the husband’s 30th we are heading to Mexico for ten nights and after the way 2018 ended, we are more than ready for some fun in the sun. We don’t know what the situation with Jody’s heel will be like by then so we haven’t made any plans or done much research yet but I’m hoping a trip to Chichen Itza and some snorkelling with turtles will be on the cards.

A night in Liverpool with Bon Jovi

I was super stumped with what to get the husband for Christmas but Bon Jovi saved me by announcing a UK tour. We saw them back in 2011 and husband’s always talked of seeing them again so it was the perfect gift – Although the show is at Anfield, Liverpool FC’s grounds unfortunately and he’s an Evertonian. He’s willing to overlook it for one night though. I’ve never been to Liverpool so I can’t wait to have an explore.

What I would like to achieve

I would like to save enough money to put money down on a house

Despite saying it since I returned from Oz/Thailand is 2016, the husband and I still haven’t bought a house of our own. But as one of us turns thirty and the other gets ever closer, we have to start thinking about the future. We’ve both got our savings hats on this time around so we are hoping that my Christmas 2019 we will be in our own space.

I would like to book a trip to somewhere I haven’t been before

I know, I know, I’m saving blah blah blah but I’d really like to book a trip for next winter. I get two weeks off over Christmas and New Year so it makes sense to use that time to do some exploring. We are currently thinking that Iceland is our next spot but we are going to really sit on it for a while before we make any decisions or put any money down.

I would like to continue with my new found love for aerial workouts

I’ve been to circus circuits a few times now and when I have a bit more money in February I’d like to give pole and/or hoop a try too. I’m absolutely hopeless but I’ll get better in time (apparently) and it’s a hell of a lot more fun than the regular gym. Seriously, I come out of circuits with muscles that I didn’t know existed burning.

The smaller things

Reach my goal of reading 40 books

Last year I read 30ish books so I’ve upped it to 40. So far I’m on my third book (I read ‘I Might Regret This’ by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and ‘My Mum Tracy Beaker’ by Jacqueline Wilson first and now I’m reading David Attenborough’s ‘Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist’).

Cook from scratch more

When I lived in my own house I was pretty good at cooking most nights. Sure McDonalds was a regular occurrence and more than once I opted for smileys and turkey dinosaurs BUT I was pretty good at cooking when I put my mind to it. I’ve got a few cook books on my shelf that I haven’t got any use out of yet so it’s time to dust ’em off and get cooking.

Stop spending so much money

Obviously this ties in to the whole saving for a house thing – I spend a lot of money on stuff I don’t really need so it’s time to rein it in and consider my purchases more.

What’s your 2019 looking like so far?

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