My husband will now be away for 6 months, and I could feel really sad about this. However I’m a strong believer in making the most of things and I intend to enjoy the next 6 months and make some lovely memories with friends, family and, of course, my dog. I decided for this deployment to have some goals which are all about me, it’s helping me to fill my free time with things I enjoy doing. I’ve kept these goals straightforward and easy to achieve. Here they are:
#Goal1 – Dog training
As you can probably tell I’m wildly in love with my fox red labrador Ziggy. He’s a loyal companion and running buddy who’ll set the pace for miles. Due to my obsession it’s fair to say I’ve let him get away with a fair bit. He’s a pretty cheeky character who, if given the chance, will run round the house with a toilet brush clamped in his mouth and avoid capture for a good half an hour.
Since he’s a super smart dog (bias? Yes!) I think it’s time we put that brain to good use and start some dog training. We’ll be kicking off 4 one-to-one sessions in May and I can’t wait. My overall goal is to get into gun-dog training, but we’ll take this paw by paw
#Goal2 – Write my grandad’s memoirs
My amazing Grandad turns 92 this year, he’s still playing golf and is one of the biggest inspirations to me. Every time I see him he tells me a different story about his life and I’m always blown away by his memories and adventures. This year I’m going to start documenting his memories and I can’t wait to discover aspects of his life I’ve not yet heard about.
#Goal3 – Get creative
I’m a somewhat closet creative, I enjoy making things and doing things but they usually turn into things which aren’t very useful so it sometimes it feels like a waste of time. I’ve decided to try a few creative activities and see if I’m secretly really good at something. So far I’ve started knitting and I’ll be attending my first pottery class (I’m imagining Ghost of course) next week. Would love any tips on creative activities I could try out!
#Goal4 – Get outside
Living in the Highlands meant we were outside more than we were inside. Now we’ve moved away from the mountains and the beach I need more motivation to get outside. I’ve started exploring the Cotswold countryside around where we live and hope to start documenting what we find on our travels.
#Goal5 – Makeup
Literally makeup. This is a random goal, but I’ve been doing my makeup the same way since I was 16. So it’s time for a makeup lesson so I can act my age (but hopefully look younger). My hair is going grey and I’m severely allergic to hair dye, so it’s time to up my makeup game and embrace the grey.