Posts Tagged ‘ambitions’

Back in December my friend Mel asked me to compile a list of 10 things that we want in the next 12 months. That was 4 months ago so I figured I should post an update…

  1. We want to have another baby
  2. We want Anthony to be working in a good job where he is happy Anthony has a job trial today after a good interview last week!
  3. Mel wants to be confident in looking after Katie on her own I can do it!! Anthony went away for 4 nights last month and I was fine. I took Katie to church on my own twice last week!
  4. Mel wants to have lost 4 stone in weight I’m a quarter of the way there
  5. We want to be living in a house with a garden We are on the council list now. It might be a long wait but we’ve taken the step.
  6. We want to go away somewhere hot and sunny with our family Butlins booked for October!
  7. Anthony wants to have lost 2 stone in weight He is going to take up running soon
  8. We want a brand new family car
  9. Mel wants to publish a children’s prayer book with her mum
  10. We want our own Cafe and Bistro business. We will call it Karma

So, I’ve knocked one off the list and for me that was one of the huge ones to overcome. Of those that are left three are making real progress and the others are being worked on. We have booked a holiday to Butlins in October. Not quite hot and sunny but a holiday all the same. We are really looking forward to it.

It is really exciting watching the list slowly work out. Why don’t you have a go?!

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10 Things

Posted: 4 December 2009 in About me, The future
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Today it was confirmed that Anthony has lost his job. We have been through every emotion possible from anger through to relief because at least we know where we stand.

My friend Mel called me earlier and I was so grateful. She asked me and Anthony to sit down tonight and write 10 things that we want in the next 12 months. The rules were these: it doesnt matter how silly the things sound, how far-fetched or how impossible they seem. You are not allowed to include any negative thoughts in the list. No ifs, buts, maybe’s. No saying “this is what we’d like but we’d settle for that”.

Here is what we have come up with:

  1. We want to have another baby
  2. We want Anthony to be working in a good job where he is happy
  3. Mel wants to be confident in looking after Katie on her own
  4. Mel wants to have lost 4 stone in weight
  5. We want to be living in a house with a garden
  6. We want to go away somewhere hot and sunny with our family
  7. Anthony wants to have lost 2 stone in weight
  8. We want a new family car
  9. Mel wants to publish a children’s prayer book with her mum
  10. We want our own Cafe and Bistro business. We will call it Karma

Suddenly seeing it written down like that doesnt seem so hard to achieve…

Learning new things

Posted: 22 July 2009 in About me
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I have been thinking about enrolling on a course to learn a new skill for a while. I’ve been teaching myself to sew but the sewing courses that are around are not at a convenient time for me so I got looking at the Open Universtity courses.

Lately I have been very inspired by the photography of some good friends. Mel & Becks are wonderful photographers and both have given me tips on how best to take and edit my photos.

I looked at the T189 (Digital Photography: creating & sharing better images) course online and finally printed the forms off and filled them in. I got my letter back last week informing me that I am registered on the course that starts on 1st October.

I am very excited about the course, but also apprehensive. I only have a point and shoot camera and although the course requirements tell me that it will be fine I keep worrying that the other students will have much better SLR cameras and I will be rubbish in comparison.

I’ll not be able to afford a new camera before the course starts but it is my mission to save every spare penny I have to be able to get an SLR. Christmas money, next years birthday money too if it comes to it.

Here are links to Mel and Becks’ blogs. I love their photos so much.

I saw this on a forum I lurk on and thought it might be interesting to add to my blog…

Five places I have lived

  • Yorkshire
  • Northampton
  • Surrey
  • Lincoln
  • Lichfield

Five of my favourite past-times

  • Surfing the net
  • Going to church
  • Reading
  • Playing on the Wii
  • Playing with my daughters

Five of my favourite foods

  • Curry
  • Cheese
  • Cakes
  • Chinese
  • Toast

Five things to do before I die

  • Go back to Taize. It’s such a wonderful place.
  • Learn how to sew
  • Own a house
  • See my children grow up happy
  • Write my memoirs

Five people (or groups of people) who have helped make me the “Mel” I am today

  • Anthony
  • Mum & Dad
  • Robyn & Katie
  • Lorna
  • The Church