So I come to start of 2014 inspired and ready for a new year. I find myself trying to assess why I don’t manage to blog through the year, why I didn’t achieve some of the goals that I wanted to and how can I do better this time. Like a lot of people it comes down to time and priority. Bringing up two boys takes a lot of it and there are the achievements that are taken for granted. We did buy that camper van and we did get out there! Then there is the day job….a constant in my life and the achievements that go with it along with the demands on headspace.
I’ve been looking for inspiration and like the idea of 12 week years rather than a 52 week as presented by Oliver Burkeman, Must a Year last 52 weeks. I’ve found myself thinking what do I want to achieve in a smaller bite sized manageable chunk of time.
I also came across the #zerotohero challenge. I think this could be the daily ticket to get me in some kind of ritual. I’m not sure it takes account of the daily grind, but it’s definitely food for thought and the only person who is going to make it happen is myself.
The challenge for day three to think about why I started this blog, what was the idea that was running through my head. I was looking to become a better writer which had some purpose, understand social media, grow my web development skills and share some of my experiences as a way of putting back in……and to become a better blogger you need to blog!
Last up is a post from Wild About Scotland, a blog I follow due to the fact we both have the same style of camper van, he has a great WordPress blog and introduces the 14 for 2014 challenge!
So do I break my year down into 13 week chunks (what would I do with the remainder if it were 12?), and think about 14 things I want to achieve this year which will take us roughly to the end of March.
- Trip to London
- Ski Holiday
- Finally get to the bottom of the knocking on the steering on the Van
- Take part in the #zerotohero challenge
- Help my mum
- Visit a distillery
- Visit the Snowzone
- Camp in the van at least once
- Public Speaking Course
- Choose a new piece of Piano Music and stick to it
- 3 Mile Run
- Keep up my How to Cook Challenge
- Finish the Inheritance Cycle
- Read Goodnight Mister Tom to my eldest