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January 2010

London, musings, New years resolution, twentysomething

Happy New Year! and Welcome to my new blog

January 1, 2010

Welcome to my new blog! The London Perspective is my personal take on life as a twenty-something in London. I will also be relaunching the lankybutnotmanky blog as a weekly calendar of things to do in London. Hopefully there will be something for everyone.

So what can you expect from reading my “perspective” well just my honest truth! I am also participating in dailypost to encourage myself not to fall of the blogging wagon!

A wise old man I met recently told me that 26 is an age of great change in a women’s life. I SURE hope so! I feel like I am constantly waiting for my life to begin, but I have come to realise that I will only get out what I put in. It is time to make things happen for myself.

Reflections on 2010

  1. Craiglist is not the place to meet men. Although I met some interesting people via this route, most of them fell into one  these categories;  commitment-phobic, sexual deviant, stalker types, think I’m hot but I’m not, secretly married and seeking a fling. (So time to stick to REAL LIFE!)
  2. Spend more time on myself ( hats are not there to cover bad hair sins all the time).
  3. Believe in myself more and stop selling myself short. (conversations starting with “Gosh I can be so lazy… shy…blah blah BORED!)
  4. Money Management – (do I really need another pair of shoes?)
  5. Healthy eating: If you eat ready meals for lunch every day and do no exercise you will eventually get fat. NUFF Said!

Goals for 2011

  1. New year = new job. I have done the same job for four years now and frankly I need a  challenge (and more money) I am hoping that once I finish my course in June I will have something lined up. Part of that means making more effort networking and zoning in on what exactly I want to do.
  2. Leave online dating in 2010. As much as I think online dating is a good way to meet people, It is not the only WAY! So this year I am taking down the match.com profile and every month I will try a new way to meet men. All will be documented here!
  3. We all know that 2011 is going to be a tough year financially so it is time to get my finances in order and pay off that overdraft. Goodbye big spender! Hello Miss Frugality 🙂
  4. Get out more! London is the best city in the world I sincerely believe that and in order to have a perspective I need to be out there seeing it all…
  5. Exercise. I can’t promise to stick to this one but if I can back into walking everywhere that might be a good start.

So there you are my five goals for 2011. I am excited already, hopefully I can stick it out.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Lanky Girl