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Well that was 2010

2010, what a year – highs and lows of amazing and awful proportion. On balance it’s a year I think I’m going to want to forget – not however that I’m going to want to forget the lessons from…

I don’t believe in resolutions, but I do have goals that I review weekly, monthly and annually – most of them are horribly mundane: my way of making sure the tasks of the day whether work or domestic get done – others are less so.

So in this coming year I want to

  • Settle down into a house that we intend to stay in for some time and looking at renting a place in Germany that we can consider a second home
  • I want to travel more, this means putting the car on the road and ensuring there’s a ready pot of ferry, petrol, hotel and food money stashed away for last minute urges to be on the continent.
  • I want to re-evaluate how and where I work, if there are new challenges now is the time to take them.
  • I want to make as much money as I did in 2008/9 – I know what I need to do this, so I just need to get on and do it.
  • I want to eat better stuff: I’ve had it with being a slave to the supermarket, from now on I’m going to buy local and regularly rather than in a warehouse weekly.
  • I want to digitise my whole audio collection – I’ve got tonnes of music on CDs, Tapes, Reels, Records and MiniDiscs, I want them all at the click of a button on my Mac.
  • I want to write a book – I’ve been thinking about it for ages, I know what I want to write about, christ I’m an expert in it! So I need to dedicate some time to making it happen.
  • I want to DJ more too – you’ll see a broadcaster page appearing soon with a showreel and links to programmes and shows I’m presenting or producing.

This isn’t a list of resolutions, and it’s not really a blog post, more a note to myself in a place I know I’m going to have to look at.

Happy New Year

Well from a rather pished me, to I would think a rather trollied you lot… Happy New Year! May 2006 be a hugely successful year for all of us.

Love you all. me x

Resolutions

I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions, I never have, there are two reasons behind this: first of which is that it’s an eternal joke that new years resolutions are there to be broken, so what’s the point of going to all the trouble of making up promises, telling everyone you know about them, only to break them a month down the line and look like a failure, or a tit… depending on what you’ve promised.

Secondly I always keep a running list of my goals, ambitions and dreams with me, I work toward things I want methodically setting myself realistic, and sometimes not so realistic time-spans in which to achieve them, this way I have a running list of reasons to get up in the morning (other than earning my crust to pay the rent). I can’t stand the thought of being one of life’s bumberlers, moving haphazardly through life with no direction, just taking what comes along because that’s better than whatever they had before.

I love the idea of being in control of your own destiny, and I’m a great believer that you are the only person who’ll ever make a difference to your own life. You can’t simply rely on other people to move your way up the ladder: you’ve got to be the person who makes all the moves, otherwise you’ll never move. On the few occasions where I’ve put faith in other people doing things for me I’ve always been let down, because no one except myself could ever live up to the expectations of workload and success that I have, and what’s more, I wouldn’t expect them to.

Happy New Year

Happy new year! 2003 is going to be fantastic. I wish you all the very best fortune and luck in the new year!