So i had a list of things i wanted to achieve by the time i was 22. My 22nd birthday is in 8 days. Here is that secret list, & how i fared over the course of a year…
1. Learn to drive, or at least take lessons.
Okay so i have no excuse for this one. I didn’t even order my provisional. & tbf i don’t even know my left & right without doing the hand thing & surely that would be classed as dangerous driving, considering you use both hands…
Go to the Zoo & see the giraffes.
Go on holiday with Matt.
4. Finally get my phoenix tattoo.
Now this one is not really my fault, i’ve had different designs done & i just haven’t been happy with them. Not exactly going to get a massive permanent inking on my body if i’m not entirely happy with it.
5. Save at least 1000 pounds.
I think i may have been high when i wrote this one. I have 1p in my savings account.
6. Go to a gig or concert with Dawn, as she has never been to one.
Well… She works a lot, & our taste in music is very different. Plus she is all loved up with Al now & moving in. No money for frivilous activities right now.
Buy Wii & Wii Fit to get generally healthier. Slim does not equal healthy.
Okay so we got it… Then we had to sell it cause we were broke & never used it. So technically…
8. Cook healthier meals. Learn two dishes from scratch.
Umm… Well i did cook healthy food for a while, but then it got expensive & tedious & i prefer to smoke & drink than eat in general so that kind of went out the window. & i learnt how to cook perfect jacket spuds so i think that should count for something…
9. Do more together as a couple, spend quality time together at least once a fortnight.
So we kind of broke up…
Finally break Whiskers out of the kitty orphanage.
Matt’s mum Karen bought me little Isis from the good people at Cats Protection for my 21st birthday, best present ever.
Spend more time with my mum. Make the time to see her at least once a week.
12. At least cut down on drinking & smoking.
I love how much faith i had in Future Mel.
Buy more presents for Matt, to show him how much i appreciate him.
Well i fulfilled this one.
14. Cook a dinner for my whole family at my house.
I’m not very good at doing these normal domestic things.
In conclusion, i have decided that i am going to be less ambitious next year. Which depresses me slightly as i know that at this very point last year, i sat down & thought “I’d better not make it too difficult, as i’ll only fail miserably & feel shit”
Still, 6/14 isn’t bad. That’s almost half. Almost…