I’ll confess now that I thought this Blogging Challenge would be quick way of getting some more blog content. But I was wrong. It’s really making me use my brain to answer some of these and looking forward they only get more challenging. Plans, goals and dreams is quite tough. I’ve always had aims but never strict plans. Also, there are a few things which I will always keep private, even from the blogging community. Sorry! However, there are things I am willing to share. So here goes…
One – Being happy!
This might sound a bit ‘fluffy’ but I just want to be happy in life. Whatever I am doing, wherever I am, I try to be happy. If I’m not I try to make a change to get me back to happy. For me happy is a feeling of contentment and security. It’s about being safe and having those I love around me. It’s about enjoying nature and doing things which make life for me and others better. So yes, happy.
Two – Studying for a Modern Languages degree
I did Maths at Uni but I spent my third year in Granada in southern Spain. About 5 or 6 years ago, I looked into doing an Open University degree in Modern Languages – Spanish being one of them. But the cost and time commitment didn’t appeal at the time. For starters I was spending most free time rowing or training for rowing. But when H is older, this is something I would like to take forward.
Three – Live in Spain again
I loved living in Granada. Spain has a completely different culture to the UK and by embracing the Spanish approach I learnt more about myself. I have never been back for more than a holiday. I can’t see us living there for any period of time whilst H is a child. One day though I do intend to drag Sam there and spend a few months enjoying some regular paella and tapas!
Four – Bake more
I love baking (more cakes and breads than pastry) but I don’t do it much now we have H. I could if I made time for it but I prioritise other things. As H gets older though I plan to teach her to bake. I remember my Mum teaching me to bake when I was little (she was a pro cake decorator too – something I would also love to become better at!).
Five – See H grow-up
Losing Mum when I was 2 months pregnant forever changed my view on life. I had assumed my parents would be with me well into adulthood; That they would be there when I had a family. Then Mum was gone. At 58. I’ve also read about a number of mums with young children losing battles to cancer or other tragic diseases. Or in the case of Jo Cox who was shot doing her job as an MP. I dream of being here for H when she needs me. I selfishly want to see her become an adult too. There are many things outside of my control on this one. But I try to eat healthy and exercise with this – my biggest dream – in mind.
What are your dreams and goals?
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