This year I have made the decision that instead of just thinking about things and pondering them for weeks and months (and years) and not doing anything I would actually bite the bullet and give things a go.
OK, so far I have started off with smallish things, but I have started – let’s see what sticks. I’m OK if they don’t stick – that will simply mean I can move on to the next ‘big idea’ safe in the knowledge I gave it a go.
1. The diet is going well – 1 stone (14lb) since Christmas, but a lot of that was excess Quality Street which was consumed during Christmas, so doesn’t really count. All the same – something’s working! (And actually, this one’s not optional as mentioned above – this one I have to do or I’ll end up in a documentary on ITV3).
2. My YouTube experiment and the revelation to myself that I rather like the whole video-making process! There should be a new one in the next day or so which I’m quite excited about (the only downside is that it’s a time-ogre – it eats up hours and hours of precious time, but at least you get to rewind and replay the final results)!
3. I decided I needed to stop picking the same genre of book I always, always read and broaden my horizons with something that was 110% different – fantasy. FANTASY! Mythical, magical goblin-y type fantasy (actually, no goblins, but plenty of myth and magic). I am reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and I am loving it. I love how it envelops you into this magical world, little by little until eventually you are totally submerged. I’m only on chapter five and am already converted. Perfect for the Kindle too as the actual papery version is big enough to kill a man.
4. OK, so it’s still only January and here’s my latest thing – a lifestyle blog. By that I mean a site where I can bang-on about things like make-up, beauty products, books (see above), health products and weight loss tips (don’t buy a giant tin of Quality Street at Christmas because you’ll just eat them all – even the orange cream ones which NOBODY likes)… so basically anything that doesn’t quite fit right on a blog that’s mainly about photography, really. Which I still love bestest of all, by the way.