As soon as the Bolo Rei is in the oven I will start on the lasagne. It’s simple wholesome food tonight.
For tomorrow, the first day of 2018, we braai.
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
? T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Have an amazing evening.
Wishing you 2018 that will bring you all that you desire.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
? Neil Gaiman
This is the time when time stands still, a disorientation about which day of the week it is, which day of the year. The only thing there is to know is that it is the time between Christmas and New Year. The time when time stands still.
I find that an oversized wall mounted year planner is useful to visualise all my various activities during the year.
Part of 2018 is already planned, such as next week’s trip to Belgium to attend a training course and the trip to Thailand for my company’s international coach camp. I’m excited about this one because Che is coming with me and we’re spending the week after the coach camp travelling Thailand.
Having this up also helps me plan vacation time, taking advantage of long-weekends for some R&R and of course, birthdays.
It’s located at the entrance to our bedroom, a locale that ensures I will see it several times a day.
Che finds it particularly useful because he can see where I’m going to be on a particular day, or week, especially when I need to travel out of town or outside of the country. I put flight numbers and times, hotel and Airbnb details on post-it notes and stick it at the bottom of the relevant month.
For 2018 I’m also going to put my vision board up with my year planner, to ensure that whatever I do is in line with what I want to achieve next year.
I use google calendar to manage all my client bookings, work meetings and coach camps, and a real paper diary too – this latter helps me with reminders and personal appointments. Where personal appointments fall on a working day, I will also block out this time on the google calendar.
This works for me. How about you, how do you keep your life organised?
Full of ‘I don’ wanna’ and ‘I wanna stay home‘ I dragged my feet through the revolving door of the gym. Classes are scaled down for the festive season so there was nothing interesting to do. Only boring treadmill and please don’t even mention the bicycle.
So the rowing machine it was and what a great workout I had. I felt great afterwards and this morning even greater which for me means more energy and flexibility. I rowed for 10 minutes, rested for 1, stretched for 2, then started again, this time faster.
I’ll stick to the rowing machine again today and probably until all the classes start up again. It’s a short workout which means that I will do it every day.
I’m looking forward to it today. There’s none of the ‘I don’ wanna’ and ‘I wanna stay home‘, so let’s go!
Social Entrepreneur, chief wide eyed in wanderer, wonderer and bottlewasher