Sounds slightly ridiculous, but I’ve found that I can’t really achieve much without setting goals. From daily ‘to do’ lists that keeps all of the minutiae ticking along, to more momentous events that require all kinds of shoring up – if I don’t have a reason to achieve it my mind simply moves on or switches to TV/couch potato mode.
This even goes for saving cash – give me a reason and an amount and I’ll pull out all of the stops. Just generally mention saving for a rainy day, and it’s like white noise..
It’s the same with goals. Setting myself a ‘blogging every year for 1001 days’ sounds like a Herculean task, but with a little rejigging that made a lot of sense, and Adventures of a London Kiwi chugged along quite nicely. With all of the above in mind, a year and 3 months ago I drafted a second 101 goals in 1001 days list (see the full 101 in 1001 days goal list here), with the aim to keep the impetus going, and to have as a rainy day list.
I haven’t forgotten about it, one of the joys of being publicly culpable, but I was scrolling through my list the other day and realised that some of the items needed an update both in terms of changing and a few that were uncounted.
2: Watch a Santorini sunset.
3: Toast sake in a Kyoto Yakitori bar. (this will happen in 2019)
4: Sleep in a Canadian forest lodge.
6: Visit Africa & South America to complete our continents clutch.
22: Try a meal from every continent.
48: Visit the Crooked Pub.
2: Go ‘gator spotting.
3: Visit the Disney castle in Bavaria (aka. Neuschwanstein Castle. Perhaps also learn to pronounce the name…)
4: Meaningfully visit 30 countries by the end of my 30th year
6: Lose ourselves in some live New Orleans jazz.
22: Cook something from every continent.
48: Update my blog header.
So, with a year and a half to go I do have some serious work to do in the next 18 months… I’ve only completed 20% and started 10% of this batch so far.
Have any fun suggestions for the next update?