As I catch up on blogs that I read in the last week or so I’ve been seeing lots about what happened in 2009 (a usually crap year for a lot of people) and what they hope for 2010. As writing stuff down here is a handy place that I can refer back to I went back to January of 2009 to see what I hoped 2009 would be for me but I’d written bugger all. Maybe that’s why bugger all happened? I don’t know.
What do I hope for 2010? Apart from being more successful in the going out on dates/relationship stakes there’s nothing much that I’ve hoped for yet, but the bringing in of the new year is a time to reflect on such matters.
But reflection doesn’t necessarily come back with any answers? Perhaps if I spent more time doing stuff, and less time reflecting, then more might happen. Funny that!
One thing I did yesterday which I’ve never done in my life, was to fire a gun. Mind you it was an air rifle. I had one go and got the target and handed the rifle back. I was asked if I wanted another go and I said yes, and hit the target again. Don’t know how I can put my steady hand and good eye to work. That, however, was not even in my mind as something I wanted to ever do.
Going back to doing things instead of just thinking about them. Perhaps keeping an eye out for a short course in something non-work related? Playing more ukulele, you know, practising because it’s people like this kid that really puts me to shame.
I’d also like to do more with photography. The one photo a day idea I absolutely love but I don’t want to be stressed out by committing to such a project. So I should stop thinking about it and just do it. Hmmm.
My other resolve is to be open to new opportunities – looking out for them and taking new opportunities up if they present themselves.
2010 will also be the year I start planning our three month overseas holiday for 2011. Countries like England, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, St Lucia are on the cards. I plan to take long service leave from work and take JJ out of school for a term – maybe longer. Not sure yet.
How about you? Any great plans for 2010? Do you bother with that stuff?