2014 is the Year of the Horse (so they tell me), which seems to me like a pretty good start. I actually started 2014 in the bathroom, picking at in-grown hairs on my legs, because I’m just that glamorous and exciting.
I hear Sunshine has turned into a bit of a snarky biatch whilst she’s had some time off over the festive period, so Cowboy has gone back to ride her fat butt off and remind her not to be so uppity.
I spent a few hours yesterday with a notepad and a pen, and scribbled out two pages’ worth of things I wanted to achieve, acquire and investigate at some point in 2014. Some of them were urgent, and need to be done two weeks ago, including renewing my passport so I can go to the US in February, which is cutting it really rather fine indeed… Well done, Bee.
My two page list has been streamlined and formatted into a colourful Excel spreadsheet of a checklist, with headings like “URGENT”, “SH*T THAT NEEDS DOING” and “SOUL FOOD”. There are other, more boring and business-like headings for more boring things like my business.
“Soul food” is the biggest category. It’s a list of things that I want to experience, skills that I want to practise and improve, new things that I want to learn about. It includes conquering my fear of making bread, learning about how to keep chickens, finally learning how to use my camera in a more advanced way than just pointing it and pressing the button, and going back to do more horse archery.
As I enter 2014, jobless and living with my parents (again, the patient souls), with my partner in crime on the other side of the planet, and having given up something that I worked extremely hard for when I eventually admitted it wasn’t what I wanted, I put together this list of soul food in a bid to seek out happiness and success this year, without having to radically change my entire diet, appearance, wardrobe or daily habits.
Yes, I would like to develop gluteal muscle mass, I really would like to have an arse to fill out my jeans, so I will probably need to do something different there, but generally I just want to enhance what I am already very lucky to have in life.
Wishing all of you a successful, happy 2014. Spend time with your friends and family, give some things away, go outside and play in the rain. Be excellent to each other. Etc.