I came out of the closet

Yeah you heard it.  I came out of the closet….

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No let me rephrase that as I don’t want you thinking I came out as a homosexual and now live in a civil partnership with a man called Nigel.

I showed someone my writing. Continue reading “I came out of the closet”

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January 2015: Goals Update

A week ago I reviewed my initial goals that I set in September.  As part of this process I gave a bit of time to think how I would develop, add and drop goals – as appropriate.  This has now been updated and I will be working on these tasks for the next three months, where I will review my progress.

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The Goals

It contains some new ideas, old ideas that I have been able to articulate more clearly what I am supposed to be doing and old ideas – which I did not get round to doing for various reasons.  I have grouped them based on the categories I use with this blog: Continue reading “January 2015: Goals Update”

New Year Goals 2015

Towards the end of September I set myself some targets.

I called it the post mid year resolutions to reinspire a lack of focus.  I am please to say it worked – I have developed, and completed some of these objectives.

Now it is a New Year, I did not want to come up some random new objectives, but continue working on what I had set.  I found 2014, one of the most fulfilling years of my life for improvement and want this to continue.  So I reviewed what I set, with the plan to realistically develop my goals: Continue reading “New Year Goals 2015”

Run an event

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

In 2009 I ran an event for charity.  This was the most challenging thing I have ever done, it took me out of my comfort zone and I worried so much that no one would turn up, I said I would never do anything like this again.  Yet when the event happened, it turned out great – we didn’t raise much, but it was a learning experience and I wanted to do again.  So here I am in 2014 and I still have not followed up on this. Continue reading “Run an event”

Make own Christmas cards

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

Can I say the C word yet?  I decided to make some Christmas cards for a MacMillan Coffee morning event to raise more money for the charity but I never got time.  I realise I need to make  time and whether I sell for charity depends if anyone wants to buy them or if they are any good. Continue reading “Make own Christmas cards”

Go out and take more photographs

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump.  I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

I like to take photographs.  I like the fact that 100 people can take a picture of the same thing, yet each shot can show something different.  But I have not made time to take pictures. Continue reading “Go out and take more photographs”

The cruel conflict of freedom

Freedom is cruel, for every choice we make to be free the decision makes us less free in other aspects of our life.

The man who does not work has the freedom of time, , to see family, or to calmly observe his world.

But he loses the freedom of capital, unlike the man who can offer security, engage in leisure activities and see the rest of the world.

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Continue reading “The cruel conflict of freedom”