Carrying It Forward

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This time last year I wrote about my '14 for 2014'. I've never been one for resolutions, but I'd suddenly found myself with a lot of spare time on my hands and it seemed like a good way to organise my spare time into something more productive and enjoyable. So far so good-intentioned...

I started as I meant to go on with Number 1: Blog more - and managed to do this for the first few weeks. Then in March something rather wonderful and unexpected happened... I got a promotion at work. And all of a sudden my spare time started to shrink. So number 1 had to be re-assessed whilst I adjusted to my workload.

A few of the other numbers were also neglected whilst I was enjoying my new role, so this year I've decided not to make new resolutions, I'm just going to carry some forward:

1) Blog more
2) Keep a Journal
4) Get back in the saddle and go Horse Riding
5) Dust off the Violin and start playing it again
6) Swim
12) Learn to play Poker (it really can't be that hard)

2014 was still pretty darn great though. Here are some of the things I did achieve!

Number 3: Read more books. I'm going to post about this soon because it's something I've done with a great deal of enthusiasm.






































Number 7: Bake more. I particularly enjoyed June's Coconut and Lime Cake:


Number 8 (Pay it forward. Do more random acts of kindness) was easy to achieve. I started taking my baked goods into work, I fundraised for my favourite causes, and every time I saw a charity box I put any spare change I had into it. I also succeeded with Number 9 & Number 10.

Number 13: See more things at the theatre. I'm so glad I set myself this goal - it's so lovely to get dressed up and go to the theatre for an evening. Here are some of the shows I've enjoyed this year:






















Number 14: Try one new thing, especially if it's outside your comfort zone (I'm particularly proud of this one) This year I abseiled for the first time - 66 metres! Stepping off the edge was enormously daunting, but ultimately such a rush. As a bonus I also raised a lot of money for my local Mountain Rescue Team.












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