22 Things I'd Like To Do in 2022 | Six-Month Check-In

22 Things I’d Like To Do in 2022 | Six-Month Check-In

22 Things I’d Like To Do in 2022 | Six-Month Check-In

We’re now six months into the year – where is time going? And I wanted to do check-in on my post about 22 Things I’d Like To Do in 2022 to ensure I’m getting all the things I wanted to do this year done.

First, a reminder of what was on my list for 2022.

22 Things I’d Like To Do in 2022

  • Visit three National Trust sites
  • Go to the gym
  • Go to Secret Cinema
  • Complete a course
  • Go to Disneyland Paris
  • Read 100 books
  • Write another novel
  • See a Shakespeare play at the Globe
  • Go to a drag show/brunch
  • Complete three 30 day challenges
  • Do something for charity
  • Go back to Harry Potter Studios
  • Update my wardrobe
  • Go to a concert
  • Get a new haircut
  • Do a talk at my old school
  • Donate blood
  • Take driving lessons for an automatic car
  • Have an all-inclusive mini-break
  • Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
  • Get a drink at the American Bar in the Savoy
  • Foster some more cats

Out of the 22 items on the list, I have managed: 7

Things I’ve done in 2022:

Go to the gym

I went to the gym to get in shape – relatively – for my sister’s wedding. Have I been back since? Uh, no.

Go to Secret Cinema

I had a ball with my friends Sammy and Hannah at the Secret Cinema Bridgerton Ball.

Do a talk at my old school

I’ve been back to my school twice to do a talk – although the second time was a fail: 1 person turned up! Ha!

Go to Disneyland Paris

Finally, after 2.5 years, the girls and I managed to get to Disneyland Paris! It was amazing. I got severely sunburnt, did my back in, and came down with COVID 5 days after we got back. But it was worth it.

Go to a concert

After 10 years I went to a concert. My mum, dad, sister, and I went to see ABBA Voyage at the ABBA arena in Pudding Mill Lane. It was a nightmare getting back – all of London shut down for a bike race and a 40-minute journey turned into a 3.5 hour car journey. But the concert was incredible!

Get a new haircut

My hair is short again, I’ve grown out my undercut and it’s wine coloured! Sometimes it looks like it’s red and other times it looks purple.

Update my wardrobe

I’ve discovered I love Roman. They sell pretty clothing, fairly affordably which works for work and also at-home loungewear. So far, I’ve bought two dresses, a blazer, a blouse, a jumpsuit, two pairs of jeans and a pair of shorts. Basically a full wardrobe.

In terms of other things, I did go to donate blood but my ‘veins’ would not engage and I ended up getting a massive bruise but didn’t give blood on the day. I’m booked to go back in July, so let’s see what happens then. I’ve also started writing another novel, but personal circumstances have meant I’ve been pulled away from writing. I’ll get back into it soon though, I hope.

In terms of other things I’ve got in the works:

Harry Potter Studios

As soon as payday comes around I plan on getting tickets for a visit in Autumn 2022.

Drag Brunch

In July, Sammy, Hannah, and I have plans to go to a drag brunch followed by an intense night out! It’s going to be a blast.

Complete three 30-Day Challenges

In August I’m planning another 30-day challenge, regarding old movies… watch this space.

I’m also 45 books into my 100-books Goodreads goal, so only a few books behind schedule. I can catch up.

What’s on your list of 22 things you’d like to do in 2022? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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