• 101 in 1001,  2017,  Uncategorized

    2017, Thoughts and Such…

    I’m not making any New Years Resolutions this year.  Nor am I setting a “focus word” or doing any of the other major new year, new me things that people post about on the Internet. I am continuing to work towards the goals on my 101 in 1001 list (which I’ve made a conscious decision not to share here). I get on a lot better with that sort of goal lust than any other.  Or so experience has taught me.  Without checking the list as I can’t be bothered to get it from my bedroom I think I’ve completed 4, have 3 in vague states of planning and have just…

  • 101 in 1001,  2016,  Paralympics,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    For the small things in life worth mentioning but perhaps not worth an entry of their own I have several part written blog entries and a few others that I’ve thought seriously about but not posted. These may or may not see the light of day. This week is likely to be the last sail of the season.  They’ve not said as much but given how early we’ll have to be off the water I can’t see managing the week after.  I both am and am not ready for the season to be over. I have some exciting plans for the off season For the past few weeks I’ve been…

  • 101 in 1001,  2012,  botox,  physio,  standing frame,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 version 3 Item 28… #disability #standingframe #botox #mission101

    >Use the standing frame everyday for a week …has been completed! I wanted to do this one now because having had more botox a few days before I wanted to make the most of it. In someways using the frame everyday was easier than expected – i had wondered if it would get too painful after a few days running. And it didn’t although on one or two days it was sore when it wouldn’t usually be. At least one of those sore days was when my mum was helping me and she can’t get the straps as tight as my dad does so that’s possibly why. Time was a…

  • 101 in 1001,  2012,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 version 3 Item 6…

    >Get a new powerchair …has been completed Ok ok this has been completed for two weeks but I forgot it was on the list! I was just looking at the list for something else and noticed it. Obviously I’ve already blogged about the chair and how great it is. I have more to write about it as well. The comments people make are one thing and a few things I’ve noticed, that sort of thing. Talking about the 101 in 1001 project this time round I should probably admit that it’s not been something I’ve been paying too much attention too. I really do need to change that. It’s been…

  • 101 in 1001,  50 Questions,  Uncategorized

    >50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind: Question 2

    >I recently came across 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. I was very intrigued by the questions and decided to make answering them one of the goals on my current 101 in 1001 list. I’m going to try to answer one question a week.  You can find the other answers I’ve written so far here 2. Which is worse failing or never trying? Failure isn’t important.  What’s worse here is not trying to do something for fear of failure.  That’s the short answer – you have to try.  If you don’t try you automatically fail and you do so worse than if you try and it doesn’t work out…

  • 101 in 1001,  50 Questions,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind – Question 1

    >I recently came across 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. I was very intrigued by the questions and decided to make answering them one of the goals on my current 101 in 1001 list. I’m going to try to answer one question a week. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? This is a tricky question and one of my least favourite on the list but I decided to work through the list in order so I’ll give it a shot. I’m 29, I’ll be 30 in December. I think in many ways growing up with a disability meant that I learned certain…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >My third 101 in 1001 list

    >The Challenge Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part). Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the…

  • 101 in 1001,  achievements,  Uncategorized

    >A complete list of the items I have completed on my 2nd 101 in 1001 list

    >Today being day 1001 I’ve just sat down and worked out what’s completed.  I’ve completed 54 goals this time round which is slightly better than the first list which I completed 51 goals from.  Several I was very close to completing (more this time than last time I think) but didn’t get there.  Whilst I never aim to complete the entire list I do hope to better it with my third list (which I am very excited about). Here are the goals I’ve completed 1. Read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte2 Read the first Swallows and Amazons book and the rest if they’re any good3 Read War and Peace4 Complete…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >The final lot of finished goals for my second 101 in 1001 project

    >I’ve blogged the majority of my 101 in 1001 achievements this time round.  These are the ones I’ve done but not blogged about. 40) Make more time for crafts I’ve just started doing that in the past couple of weeks, mostly with knitting.  I am very much enjoying and hankering to get some other crafts out soon, probably scrapbooking.  But I must find some space first.  I need to work more on this but I’m calling it done. 41) Drink more water That’s been done for a while, I generally drink a lot of water now.  It’s just boring to blog about! 49) Find out from mum exactly how much stuff…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 26…

    > Read 250 new to me books …has been completed! Finished that one sat in the garden in the sun this afternoon.  And I still have just over 2 months left until day 1001.  At the beginning of this year I was worrying that I wouldn’t be able to hit that goal by 12th September this day (day 1001) but I have and I’ve done so early.  Result. Of course, it probably helps that I’ve read 57 books so far this year and none of them were re-reads.  I’ve been hankering to do a Harry Potter re-read though so I’ll probably start that soon.  Or maybe not.  I’ve loads of…