- C&G knitting course- I have made slow progress on this- although slow is better than none! I have at least written out a giant list of what I need to do to finish the module so that I can have the satisfaction of ticking things off said list. I've knitted a few more samples and written up the notes on them. I think I need to focus more on this aim, if I am to actually finish the module this year. I seem to have a bit of mental block about it though, and I am not sure why.
- donate 2% of earnings to charity. I have been doing this, although more by sponsoring people for the London Marathon and joining the National Trust than by picking a charity each month and donating to it, which is what I originally envisaged. I am wondering if donating less often, say every six months, would be more worthwhile as a charity would have a larger sum of money, which perhaps would be more efficient.
- read down the house. I have had another massive book clear out (all donated to a good cause!) and thus was left with 13 'real' books to read. I've signed up to the Goodreads challenge to read these 13 and a birthday present book by the end of the year. I've got quite good at making time for reading, so this aim is going well!
-reduce knitting yarn stash- this is going superbly in the 'buy no yarn' stakes (I did get some for my birthday, but obviously that doesn't count)...I am not sure that I am knitting quite fast enough, though. Ah well, it's supposed to be fun, after all! (Though I would like the space that the yarn takes up back).
- house inventory- I started this, but have let it fall by the wayside a bit. Maybe I should just declutter everything and then the inventory would be really easy! :D
As ever, some new things have come along since January which need to be added to the list:
-complete nutrition course. I'm doing a basic nutrition course through work, which isn't that hard (and actually quite interesting) but, as with the C&G course, I seem to have mental block about it...I am wondering how I ever managed to get GCSEs and A levels, let alone a degree! Clearly I am rebelling.
- establish a regular yoga practice. Or practise- the correct time to use these two words is another mental block..! Anyway, my usual yoga teacher is away on tour in her other life as a musician at the moment- before she left she ran a series of classes on establishing a regular yoga practice at home. (You'd think for something that is actually enjoyable, you'd not need to be taught how to do it, but there is a pattern of rebellion here...knitting course, nutrition course...yoga..) Yoga at home was going well until we adopted a DOG (exciting!) and yoga time is now dog walk time... hmm...
|Misty morning- worth getting up for!|