I’ve done a few relevant things this month, but still nowhere near enough to be confident of ticking everything off by the end of the year.
- Floating in a floatation tank (I’m hoping to do this in London during the February half term)
- Reading at least 10 books from the BBC Big Read list (if I read 10 a year, I’ll have the whole 200 knocked off in the next 12-13 years!) – still haven’t done anything about this one.
- Taking at least one photo every day of the year (this will improve my photography skills, be a photo-diary of ‘year in my life’, and help me to learn to use my new camera) – As I’ve been on holiday all month I’ve taken loads of photos and had not problem taking photos each day until right at the end of the month when I came home. Then I forgot all about it.
- Coming up with a fitness plan and sticking to it (the start of my training for Kilimanjaro, though I may not actually climb it for several years yet) – I’ve done lots of walking over the past month in the Outer Hebrides. Nothing too strenuous, but at least I’ve been getting exercise.
- Leading at least 4 of my own walks (good practice for my walking group leader’s qualification) – I’ve still not led any walks, but at least I’ve done lots of walking.
- Buying another house (need to get my finances in order first) – nothing done towards this yet.
- Learning to use at least 3 new pieces of technology or computer programmes (not counting my new camera) – I’ve been getting to grips with using my new tablet. It’s very different to my laptop and Office so it’s taken a lot of trial and error, but I’m getting there.
- Doing a writing course (depends on the length of the course whether I’d complete it in the year or not) – I took lesson 1 of my writing course to the Outer Hebrides with me but did nothing on it.
- Getting at least one piece of writing published (paid or unpaid, as long as someone else makes the decision to publish it and it’s not self-published)
- Making a start on sorting out my photos (putting the prints that are currently still stuffed in packets into albums and getting all my photos scanned into the computer – no way will this be completed in a year, but I’ll feel good even if I get started on it) – Haven’t been home to do anything about this.
- Buying a car/van that I can sleep in (and doing any necessary conversions/adaptations) – I’ve lived in my van for the past month, sleeping in it every night. I love it. I feel I’ve got the feel of it now and I’m ready to get it converted. I know exactly what I want, I just have to find someone to do it for me.
- Getting into cycling (even if it’s just short cycle rides along decent paths) – I didn’t get to do anything about this, though when my brother arrived from Germany at the end of the month, he brought me the panniers I’d bought when I was over there at Easter. So I’m getting all the equipment together, now I just have to get out and cycle!