Wednesday 5 January 2022

This time next year...

Here we are in 2022 and it's a time for new starts and new goals. I always like to make a list of things that I want to achieve over the next 12 months and this is my list.

January calendar

This time next year we will have a fantastic garden.
We have put a new fence up and have more privacy and hopefully over the next couple of months we are going to give the garden a good tidy and get it how we really want it. Hopefully we can get some new garden furniture too.

This time next year we will have been on holiday.
I am not asking for much, just a few days away or even a week to somewhere different from here.

This time next year I will be worrying less.
I feel like I was born worrying and it sometimes get me down when all I seem to do is worry, mostly about the little things. This year I am going to give myself a shake and sort myself out and stop sweating the small stuff. I know it's easier said than done but life is good and I waste so much energy worrying.

This time next year I will be reading books again.
I want to read books but never make the time. This year I am going to try too.

This time next year we will have replaced the hall and stair carpet.
It has been on our to do list for the last couple of years but not at the top of our list so hasn't felt important but now we are sick of the old carpet and really want a new one.

This time next year I will have a massive collection of family photos.
I am great at taking photos of random things but not the things that count like family. I am going to make more of an effort to take family photos. Photos of my dad and his partner, me, Stu and the girls and just the girls.

This time next year Ellie will have done her mock GCSE's and will have done well.
It's crazy to think that this time next year Ellie will be in her last year of school and so close to doing her GCSE's. As long as nothing changes she will be doing her mock GCSE's in December of this year and hopefully will be heading in the right direction of getting good grades.

This time next year we will have some money saved.
Every year we seem to be getting better at saving and hopefully this time next year we will have more than usual still saved at Christmas.

This time next year I will have lost some more weight.
I was doing great with my weight loss before Christmas and for Christmas I got one of those fitness watches to count my steps among other things which has given me a whole load of motivation. I would like to drop a couple of clothes sizes too.

This time next year Becky will have passed her driving test.
Poor Becky hasn't had much luck with starting her driving lessons. She was just about to start when Covid hit, we were put into lockdown and all the driving lessons stopped. When they were allowed to go ahead they were booked up for months. Fingers crossed that Becky can start her lessons soon and pass her test.

What will you have done by this time next year?


  1. That sounds like a great list of goals, good luck! I have a few goals for the new year that I'm working on, I'd love to do something nice in our garden too although it's such a mess I don't know where to start! I'm trying to pick up my piano again and I'm having a go at trying to memorise some of the pieces that I can play. It's really hard! But by this time next year I'd like to have three or four pieces memorised that I can play really well.

  2. Great goals, I hope you achieve them. Don't worry be happy :) I've been planning our garden for years now but not being able to do the work myself it gets very frustrating. I have paint for the shed in the cupboard still....maybe this year! I hope you get your holiday too x

  3. I would love to worry less too! I waste so much energy worrying over things of which I have zero control. I think you have a great list of goals. Ideally by December of 2022 we'll have gone on at least one family vacation and I'd like to try and squeeze in at least one mini getaway just my husband and I. Hopefully we'll have another driver in the family and the last one starting driver's education by then.