Daily Archives: December 31, 2007

Plans for 2008

I just read my post from 31st Dec 2006, to see what I could write about on this last day of the year.

However, all I wrote last year was that we’re going to a party, that I will wear black leather (hehe), and what a great year 2006 was.

I think this time round I don’t need to tell everyone what a great year 2007 was – it was pretty sweet, but also unsettling. The main thing, especially in the second half of 2007, was not having a home and staying with either BF or a friend, which has given my life a degree of insecurity, a ‘living out of suitcases’ – feel. At 34, I really don’t need or want that.

I don’t want to think about the old year too much. I’m much more interested in the future, and excited and curious about what 2008 will bring. I have great plans such as selling my house in Italy, buying a huge fuck-off HD TV (= superficial), maybe getting a cat, and starting another degree (MA in Translation – my place was postponed to 2008). The latter might not happen, if budget cuts are going ahead which means postgraduate students may have to fork out as much as overseas students for their courses.

What I will do, however, is write down a list of goals that I can then revisit on NYE 2008, to discuss what I have and haven’t achieved. This list is as follows (in no particular order):

  • move back up to Edinburgh (by mid-2008 the latest)
  • sell Italy-house (by autumn 2008 )
  • get a cat
  • start MA in Translation (Sept 08 )
  • buy a 52″ or bigger high-end HD TV

and that’s it!

Until the next year,