Back in January I proposed to make four new year’s resolutions: – to read a book a month; listen to an album a week; be fitter and get more exercise; and listen to a new band a week. I’ve mostly failed on the artist options, but I did join my local gym in the summer and have made a concerted effort to increase my capabilities there.
So I’ll plan to continue those into 2018. The album option is one we need to action and with a vested interest in vinyl, it’s not hard to achieve. I also got a Spotify account as a Christmas present so the new band option can also be achieved – maybe I’ll try to make this blog as a place to record my achievements.
I reckon I got through four books in 2017. I’m currently working through two, so I’ll maybe set myself a more realistic option of six a year considering podcasts dominate my journey to and from work!
Work wise, there are some achievements I still want make, but they are generally in the hands of other people.
Looking back at the year gone by, I’ll pick out my best. The best gig I went to was Guns n’ Roses at London’s Olympic Stadium, closely followed by Gary Numan at Brixton Academy. The best film, in a rare tie between three superhero films but I reckon Guardians of the Galaxy 2 just beats Wonder Woman and Thor Ragnarok. Special mention for the Death of Stalin also.
In terms of this blog, my greatest achievement was completing NaBloPo month, and I’ll make another declaration to do better with this blog in 2018. Perhaps actually sticking to my aims is the way to do that!
Happy New Year everyone!