Rather than setting traditional new year resolutions, or having open ended ambitions on a bucket list, here’s a different idea.
52 Things in 52 Weeks.
There are other variations …..
101 in 1001 – 101 things in 1001 days. This seemed too long a timeframe for me.
30 by 30 – 30 thins by age 30. That boat sailed decades ago!
7 Things 4 2015
Learn to … a new skill or hobby?
Start … develop a habit
Stop … break a habit
Take a holiday to … where you’d most like to go
Find … what are you looking for?
Try … one new thing you want to try
Be more … a personal characteristic to improve
There are some great ideas on http://www.dayzeroproject.com
These ideas tie in with business world SMART objectives and goal setting – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound.
So here are my “52 in 52” – in no particular order –
1 ~ Visit Gibraltar
2 ~ Live in another country for 6 months minimum
3 ~ Drive a left hand drive car on the right hand side of the road
4 ~ Send a postcard every week for a year
5 ~ Join “postcrossing”
6 ~ Blog for a year
7 ~ Drive along Australia’s Great Ocean Road
8 ~ Visit Puddleduck Vineyard, Tasmania on a picnic day or duck race day
9 ~ Live by the sea
10 ~ Get a new job
11 ~ Do some voluntary work
12 ~ Visit Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania
13 ~ Complete 365 Photo a Day
14 ~ Make blueberry muffins
15 ~ Make a driftwood Christmas tree
16 ~ Complete “a sentence a day” journal
17 ~ Learn the Southern night sky
18 ~ See the Milky Way
19 ~ See moon rise over the ocean
20 ~ See moon set over the ocean
21 ~ Bake my own bread
22 ~ Skinny dip in the ocean
23 ~ Go to a drive in movie
24 ~ Participate in a protest
25 ~ Go to an Aussie Rules match
26 ~ Go to a rugby match
27 ~ Paint a picture
28 ~ Revisit MONA in Hobart
29 ~ Get to a healthy BMI and maintain it
30 ~ Visit Western Australia
31 ~ Send a message in a bottle
32 ~ Observe a court case at The Old Bailey, London
33 ~ Learn more photography techniques
34 ~ Learn more photo editing techniques
35 ~ Watch 10 movies that were made before I was born
36 ~ Take a moonlit walk on a beach
37 ~ Lie on my back in the rain and watch the drops fall
38 ~ Draw a picture / message in the sand on a beach
39 ~ Breakfast at the Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower in London
40 ~ Dinner at Garagistes restaurant in Hobart
41 ~ Hike on Mount Wellington, Hobart
42 ~ Re-read my original gap year journals from 1985
43 ~ Reduce my alcohol intake, alcohol free weekdays unless special occasion
44 ~ Visit Penitentiary Chapel in Hobart
45 ~ Regularly go to the local farmers market
46 ~ Make banana bread with C~M
47 ~ Complete London Underground Circle Line challenge – my own version
48 ~ Expand my Twitter network
49 ~ Expand my blog network and blogs I follow
50 ~ Organise my jewellery and wear items more often
51 ~ Sort out my wardrobe and be realistic
52 ~ Take a selfie every week for a year
Happy New Year to all.