The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Saturday, December 31, 2005

calling to account

Being the last day of the year and all that, I suppose I should review my New Year's Resolution success rate for 2005. Regular readers may have noticed that I was recording my progress at the beginning of each month, although I forgot a few.

Here's how it all finally fell out:

1. Get a new job in the area I want to work in - managed in January, started in March, still going strong.

2. Exercise more - regular gym going has been established, tennis buddy is back in NZ, have so much more energy and I'm finding exercise incredibly rewarding for the first time in my adult life. My posture and general health have improved, my clothes fall better, it's All Good.

3. Think positive - going very well - taken a number of important steps this year which have made a big difference.

4. Resist over-committing - now pretty good at this, except at work. Which is rather a big part of my life.

5. Get at least one stamp in my shiny unused passport - Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia visited in February and March - plans underway for a whirlwind OE from late March covering Dubai, Moscow, St Petersburg, Turkey, a whole lot of The Continent (yes, Bordeaux is on the list Flang!), Morocco, the UK, Ireland, and Bangkok.

6. Finish the kitchen - the Heart of the Home is exactly as it was when I concocted this resolution. Except it's currently tidier (Hurricane Re-organise The House has recently hit). Attempted contacts with the Benchtop People by The Man in the Comfy Chair have been unsuccessful, so I think we're just going to have to write that off and start again. It must be finished before we go overseas so that clock is now ticking again.

7. Get up to date with my Alliance projects - this was largely unsuccessful and I need to think a bit more about why.

New resolutions for 2006 coming soon!

Related links:
Original resolutions - that time of the year

Monthly reviews


Michael said...

If your trip for the continent includes Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Dubronik and Vienna then are you better blog from these places about how wonderful they are.

span said...

Prague and Dubrovnik are pretty much definites, the others are unlikely due to time constraints (we are going to be doing 13 countries in 2 months). I really really want to go to Poland, in particular Krakow and Auschwitz (sp?) but it doesn't look like we will be able to shoehorn it in at this stage.

Any particular recommendations for Prague or Dubrovnik?

Will be setting up a travel blog once The Man in the Comfy Chair decides on a new nickname.

Psycho Milt said...

Re Auschwitz: probably best to call it Oswiecim if you're asking Poles about it - Auschwitz is the German name.

span said...

good call, although it is looking very unlikely we will be able to go over there, i will remember that!