23 in 2023 Recap: Create, For Me & Bonus

At the start of the year, I created a list of all the things I wanted to achieve for the year.

Check out my other recaps for the House, Adventures and Fitness.

In this Recap, we are going to cover everything else.


  • A will
  • Wontons
  • Blankets for the house
  • Crochet a jumper from a jacket
  • Finish knitting a cotton jumper

I achieved none of these. Yep, all a big fat zero. It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s just that the opportunity never arose. That’s simply for the fact that the house project took way longer than we expected.

Needless to say, these will just go on the list for 2024.

Some might say that this is embarrassing, the thing is you never know what life is going to throw at you.

This list was written on the bases that would be in the house. It’s now the end of the year, and spoiler alert, we are not. If I had known this when I wrote the list, these things would have never been put on there.

No point in being mad about it, just means I get that in 2024 I get to be excited to do these things in our new home.

For Me

  • SOTD365 playlist (A song a day for the year) ✔️
  • Overalls ✔️
  • Read 52 books ❌
  • Listen to 26 audiobooks ❌
  • Create a capsule wardrobe ❌

Creating a playlist representing the year was fun yet challenging. I did have a list of themes, but in the end, I went with mood. I loved rediscovering music, and in years to come, this will be a time capsule of the year.

At the time of writing this, I read a total of 46 books. That’s a pretty good effort considering that there were a lot of major changes that happened this year.

This also meant that I didn’t get to listen to as many audiobooks as I would have liked. Communicating with Tom took out an hour of audiobook listening. That’s ok, having a conversation with and connection trumps reading.

As for the capsule wardrobe, I need to be in my own home with all my things. I suspect that once I get my stuff out of storage, there will be a major cull of clothes and a shopping trip in hand.


  • Finish Season 6 of Buffy ✔️
  • Finish Season 7 of Buffy ❌
  • Finish Seasons 3 of Angel ✔️
  • Finish Season 4 of Angel ❌
  • Finish Season 5 of Angel ❌
  • Listen to all the last played 2018 music ✔️

At the time of writing this, I was in Season 7, Episode 11 of Buffy, and Season 4, Episode 11 of Angel.

So close, yet still so far.

Overall I achieved a lot for 2023. Yes, there were things that I didn’t but that’s ok. I’m allowed to give myself another chance if I want to.

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