Day 173 – Introspective Splash

I had a very introspective morning. I didn’t do my usual Sunday-morning Yoga, because my favourite Yoga instructor is on holidays herself till next week. But I couldn’t break with my relaxing coffee-and-a-book routine.

I expanded on it a bit this time though. So early into the new year I decided I really needed to figure out my plans for the coming year. Continuous Improvement for my personal life so to speak. So I took my Kindle, my notebook and my orange pen out to Michel’s, found a good seat in the shade outside, and spent 2-3 hours alternating between reading and thinking/writing.

I have an outline of what I want now I think.
I just need to still work out how to get it.
The easy bit… right?

I had kinda thought my whole day might end up introspective, but going to Wet’n’Wild with my gym-buddy-Holly fixed that pretty quickly. It’s very hard to be introspective sitting on what is essentially nothing more than a rubber tire, hurtling down a water-slide seemingly intent on tossing us over an edge somewhere.

It was fun though. And I got to do a few more slides that I hadn’t had a chance to try before yet. And as of yet, Holly hasn’t tricked me into the scariest one of the lot yet.

Long queues though, but very worth it.

Now, hopefully my body is not merely bruised, but also tired enough to fall asleep before the introspection returns and keeps me awake.

Day 172 – Simplify

I’m not entirely sure what today was about. It had a number of the usual Saturday features, including a very demanding and tough and oh-so-worthwhile gym session in the morning, and an overwhelming desire to clean only overshadowed by an even more overwhelming desire not to.

Instead I spent a lot of time watching movies and TV, letting my mind wander for inspiration on what I want to achieve with 2014. I know, it sounds counter-productive to my stated aim, but a little reflection helps me work out what is most important to me… I think.

I’m not sure it worked yet so far.

I am strongly considering making “Simplify” the theme for the year. I’m sure I could get some mileage out of that one. Even though it sounds pretentious and vague to me too. But it just *feels* like the right theme, so I think I’m going to run with it for a while and see what I end up with.

So far, that makes my official list of resolutions for the coming year:

  • Simplify
  • Keep my gym routine challenging
  • Eat healthier
  • 3200×1800 … (sorry, nerdy joke, couldn’t resist)

Day 169 – 2014

Time just whooshed by last night.

We almost missed the fireworks on TV because everyone was so engrossed in their cocktails and conversation. We missed the start of the fireworks, and nobody quite understood what was up with the eye on the bridge. But never mind.

I didn’t get to bed till about 4:30am, only to wake around 8am with a headache. Steady intake of water through the day seems to have mostly resolved that; with a bit of luck I’ll be in fully functioning shape by tomorrow for work.

I haven’t given much thought to plans for the year yet, so I couldn’t say whether there are any resolutions to chase. I guess I’ll work that out when I’m on leave later this month.

I can’t wait to find out what change this year brings.

Actually, I have one resolution handy. Have more parties. Because last night was fun, and I think more of the same would be very welcome.