- Career development; I have a lot to learn in this new role of mine, my goal is to have complete ownership of it and be able to run my department smoothly.
- Learn Spanish - I spend so much time here! As I write I am at my hotel, in the gorgeous sunshine, I can hear a group of ladies chatting but I can only understand the odd word, I want to be able to
eavesdropcommunicate effectively with the people around me.
- Learn at least one new skill before this time next year - not including the language. I have decided this will either be weaving (fabric not hair), upholstery or carpentry. Not normal choices I know, but I am a little bit obsessed with my flat and seem to have tastes that punch way higher than my bank balance so DIY beckons...
- BE MORE LADY! Is this something some women are born with? Can you just learn it, or force yourself? How do all these women look so perfect all the time?? My sister has two children and looks immaculate every day, nails, hair, skin the works. I suspect witchcraft, but on the off chance this can be achieved with discipline, I am going to give it a go. I work in fashion dahling but you would never know. My cuticles are like a band of rebels fighting for territory with my nail beds, my hands are ragged and dry, nails chipped, polish peeling like old paint in a student bathroom. Looking down I have two holes in my wrinkled white tee and another in the chafe zone of my jeans. I have survived up until this point telling myself that this is just my British cool - so confident I don't care, but truth be told I think I may be a be of a slattern.