2012 Twelve March Review

The 3rd monthly review of my 2012 Twelve challenges.

1.  Floating in a floatation tank (I’m hoping to do this in London during the February half term)
 
2.  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!) – I still haven’t read any
 

3.  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) – not been very good at this either
 

4.  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) – nor this
 
5. Leading at least 4 of my own walks (good practice for my walking group leader’s qualification) – I’ve volunteered to lead some walks at school as an extra-curricular activity, but this wouldn’t start until at least September and may not actually happen at all
 

6.  Buying another house (need to get my finances in order first) – I’ve made a very limited start on going through my paperwork
 

7.  Learning to use at least 3 new pieces of technology or computer programmes (not counting my new camera) – nothing done here, though I’m getting slightly better at using Apple Macs
 

8.  Doing a writing course (depends on the length of the course whether I’d complete it in the year or not) – still haven’t started this
 
9.  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)
 
10. 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) – done nothing about this
 
11. Buying a car/van that I can sleep in (and doing any necessary conversions/adaptations) – I’ve bought a van and started researching conversions.

12. Getting into cycling (even if it’s just short cycles along decent paths) – almost a step backwards on this one as the cycle rack I bought last summer won’t fit on my new van (anyone want to buy an unused cycle rack for a hatchback car?)

Well, reading over my review I realise I sound rubbish! I don’t even have the excuse of March being a short month. But my major achievement this month was buying my van and the whole procedure of looking for one, checking it out, buying it and sorting out insurance did take an awful lot of time. So I’ll use this as my excuse instead. 

I’m writing this in Germany. I’ve only been here a couple of days and I’ve already done a few things I can write about in my April review. How much easier it is to achieve the things I want to do when I don’t have to go to work! 

Author: Anne

Join me in my journey to live a life less boring, one challenge at a time. Author of the forthcoming book 'Walking the Kungsleden: One Woman's Solo Wander Through the Swedish Arctic'.

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