23 Things I’d Like to Do in 2023 | Nine Month Check-In

23 Things I'd Like to Do in 2023 | Nine Month Check-In

23 Things I’d Like to Do in 2023 | Nine Month Check-In

We are nine months into 2023 and it is time to review my 23 Things I’d Like to do in 2023 post and see how much I’ve got left to do.

First up, a reminder of what was on my list of activities to complete in 2023:

23 Things I’d Like to do in 2023

  • Write my 8th book
  • Get a new book deal
  • Go to my first stadium concert ✔
  • Have a spa weekend ✔
  • Have a Eurovision Party ✔
  • Go abroad
  • Visit The Cauldron ✔
  • See Moulin Rouge ✔
  • Go back to the Harry Potter studios
  • Go to Floatworks
  • Write in a diary ✔
  • See a show at the Royal Shakespeare Company ✔
  • Visit the London Metropolitan Archive
  • Travel to three more cities in the UK, excluding London ✔
  • Read 100 books
  • Save £5000 in 2023
  • Visit Kew Gardens ✔
  • Visit x3 new books by favourite authors
  • Edit My Mr Keats
  • Visit x3 Museums or Galleries ✔
  • Complete x6 30 Day Challenges ✔
  • Have an enjoyable year

So far, I’ve managed to complete 11 of the 23 things I’d like to do.

Things I’ve Done in 2023

Have a spa weekend

When I was in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I spent a large portion of my holiday in the spa and generally relaxing in bed in the hotel. It was lovely.

See Moulin Rouge

In January 2023, my best friend and I went to see the show in the West End.

Write in a diary

I’ve been keeping up a diary during 2023, and so far this has been continuous.

See a show at the Royal Shakespeare Company

I saw Julius Caesar whilst in Stratford-Upon-Avon, at the Swan Theatre. Very excited to be back there.

Visit Kew Gardens

In April, I visited the gardens with my parents for a day and it was lovely. The weather was very kind to us.

Have a Eurovision Party

In May, we headed to a family friends’ and had a fabulous Eurovision Party. I still can’t believe Finland didn’t win.

Go to my first Stadium Concert

In early June, my sister, dad and I saw Coldplay in Manchester! Whilst I can’t say I’m a fan of concerts, I did really enjoy myself and thought Coldplay were excellent. I’m definitely not a convert to concerts though.

Visit The Cauldron

For my birthday, some friends and I headed to The Cauldron in Soho. Whilst the experience wasn’t amazing – the staff weren’t great, and a lot of things were missing from our boxes – hanging out with my friends and being silly as we made cocktails was fun.

Travel to three more cities

This year I’ve managed to visit Straford-Upon-Avon, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Manchester. Leeds was unplanned, but the rest were a lot of fun. I might even squeeze one more in before the end of the year.

Visit x3 Museums and Galleries

I went to the York Art Gallery, the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery, so quite a few museums and galleries this year, and I definitely think there are more in my future.

Complete x6 30 Day Challenges

Whilst I might not have completed them, I did attempt more than six so I’m ticking this one off my list!

There are still 12 things to do in 2023! Let’s see how the rest of the year goes and I’ll update you at the end of the year. Wish me luck.

Love Ellie x

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23 Things I'd Like to Do in 2023 | Nine Month Check-In

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