Thanks for all the inspiration, some really amazing things happening this year if all goes to plan
I don’t really make lists like this for myself as it’s kind of an ongoing thing, but if I think about it for a moment I can reduce it down to a few things:
Finish off all the DIY projects I have PCB/Panels for (I keep picking up bargains and not finding the time)
Build a lot more modules for folk, one of the most satisfying things I have ever done for work, it’s such a buzz to make musical instruments for others. I have just made a VnIcursal for someone, really nice kit and fun to do something a little more challenging:
Actually make some music that could be released instead of just messing around and jamming? Okay this is a challenge, I haven’t managed it in 30 years so not sure why this year would be any different but hey, I am having fun and that’s the whole point right?
Clear off my credit card - most unlike me, I usually manage my money well, but last year was one of the worst ever financially and I succumbed to modular purchases thinking it would be okay, and well… it’s kinda not - ooops!
Learn to say no sometimes. I’m self employed and as anyone who has ever done this knows it can be full of ups and downs and in the down times if opportunities come along I find it very hard to say no, which means sometimes I can get really overwhelmed and end up stressed and grumpy.
A big step towards achieving the last goal would be to find some regular work to try and balance the stress of living hand to mouth most of the time, sometimes I don’t know how I get through the month.
More exercise, chop down more trees (that’s not as bad as it sounds I work in the winter restoring old coppice and felling trees that have become unstable and dangerous), less chocolate, more fruit, less smoking, more reading.
That’s probably enough, I wrote way more than I thought I would, but it feels good to write it down and share.
Thanks again for the inspiration and best wishes to everyone with your goals