1 month down, 11 to go

I can’t believe how fast the year is going already. 

So 1 month has gone by.  I thought about my New Year’s resolutions and how they’ve been going.

More Violin
Well, going for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra audition was definitely a great way to kick start my violin this year.  I’ve realised that I need to set targets so that there’s something to aim for and practice for.  I’m now thinking of what I can set next – I would really like to finish learning the Sibelius Violin Concerto.  A good target for this seems to be the Fremantle Eisteddfod.  But that’s for kids/students right?  The last time I entered one was… decades ago.. literally!  Well, surely the Open section is open to anyone right?  Am I too old?  Would I be competing against kids half my age?  Is 3 months enough time to learn the first movement up to an publicly performable standard?  Hmmmm…

More dates with Wifey
This one hasn’t gone too well!  Only 1 dinner date in the whole month of January.   OK, so there quite a few parties at our place with friends and family.  But I’m determined not to make any excuses – we have to pick this up this month.  Starting this week…

More time with friends
Thanks to the great weather, the pool at our house and school holidays, this is all good!  Dinner dates without kids is not going good though.

More cycling/exercise
Only 2 cycles this year so far.  Not too good.  But as a next step, I’m thinking of aiming to do the HBF Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma .  I’d love to upgrade to a racing bike before then though – I don’t think my mountain bike with big nobbly tires is going to help much!   Time to start looking around the house for things to sell..

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