1. A bag of healthy coping mechanisms
2. Comfortable shoes that don’t look comfortable
3. Higher tolerance for caffeine
It would be nice not to feel that strange back of the eyeball tightening after just three triple shot soya milk lattes. Good not to feel the tingling extremeties and –holic tremor after the fifth. I just want all of the awake with none of the heart attack please.
4. A fully-functioning diary
Maybe I am synced to so many electronic calendars that nothing could possibly slip through the net, but it does. All the time. It ends up in the wrong colour, on the wrong day, in the wrong year. Back to analogue?
5. A new list
Enough of this monkey business. This September I am declaring a list amnesty. A clean slate. No recriminations. No regrets. Throw the old lists away. They are no longer working documents. Start again. Dare to hope.
6. To be better at saying no
7. Some spontaneity
Just a little breathing space would be fine. Not diamonds or private planes. But maybe a side return and some Isabel Marant Etoile. Plus new pants. And a decent colourist. And a trailer. Also winter sun. And taxis. Many, many taxis.