2011 is a significant year for me. A little over five years ago, I was wondering about whether to have another child. I remember saying to Mr Blithe "But if we have another child, they won't be starting school until 2011!" It seemed so far away. I worried about the effect on my career and life and yet took the plunge (so to speak). 2011 seems to have raced up on me and my baby is starting school in a fortnight. I still don't know what 2011 holds for me and I still don't know what I am going to do when I grow up but here are a few goals:
- To clean up the "filing system" on my bedroom floor.
- To find some kind of stable work (that is, steady work rather than working with horses!)
- To improve my balance between work for money, work for interest and family life.
- To write more.
- To continue my efforts to be kinder to people including myself and to be more patient.
- To be braver.
As part of my efforts to be braver, here is me hanging from a bar over a 2 storey drop at the free fall slide at Questacon in Canberra. I piked twice but managed it on the third go after grilling the poor attendant about potential risks, hazards, approximate height of the drop, average injury rates etc…it's a wonder he didn't just push me off the edge. And yes, the boiler suit is required and is not my normal attire.
Happy New Year everyone. May your year be full of challenges bravely met and goals reached.