I would like to write something positive about what a great year 2018 has been and how I have so many resolutions for 2019. But I had cancer twice last year so obviously it was horrendous, not great, and I’d quite like to see exactly how that is going to fuck me up psychologically before I commit to performing great acts in 2019. Plus, there’s the chemo thing to wait and see for.

That said, 2018 wasn’t all terrible. The World Cup was a nice distraction, and I had a lot of good times with friends and family. I went to Florida again. I became the Head of Content at the marketing agency I work at. I had a lot of poems published. There were lights amid the darkness.

I don’t want to make any resolutions (and apparently “feel better and don’t die” isn’t quite cheerful enough), but there are some things I would like to do more of, and some things I would like to do for the first time, whether that’s in 2019 or later. Such as:

– Learn more Swedish

– Read and think about Buddhism more and make it more part of my everyday life

– Finish my jigsaw puzzles

– Finish the books in my to-read pile

– Buy a digital piano and learn/relearn how to play

– Write and get published

– See the Northern Lights

– Visit Gran Canaria

– Visit somewhere in the UK I haven’t been to before

– Buy a house

– Get married

– Feel better and don’t die