This year, I am going travelling. No arguments, no excuses - and no more faffing! And the current credit crunch will not stop me.
I've been talking about it for so long, and have finally reached the put-up or shut-up stage. The only travelling I managed to do last year was a week in Crete with my parents and a few days in Arran, which was lovely. But it only made me realise how much I really need to do this.
As yet, still no idea where I'm going first, other than hopefully there will be a distinctly spiritual slant - sign me up for meditation, yoga, chanting, reiki, studying with shamans, drumming circles and all the good stuff!
With any luck i'll also get to pitch up at a nice vineyard and learn more about wine than how much I like to drink it. Oh and climbing a few mountains would be good fun too....
I am so excited! Plan is to get on a plane from Edinburgh mid-May, so fingers crossed.
The funniest thing at the moment is keeping a straight face when people say "when you come back in a year." Hmmmm. I'll get back to you on that one.
I'm also not sure whether I should be getting a working visa for Australia or New Zealand - any tips?
Here's wishing everyone a cracking 2009. It's going to be great.