Sunday 30 December 2012

The Resolute and the New Year Resolutions

Linking up this old post with the Lounge, as I've still not come up with a bankable idea...but it is still on my mind. Head over to the Lounge to see what other ideas are floating about!

I wish you all a Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a merry festive season and has much happiness in the year to come.
Do you set New Year's Resolutions? Do you keep them? For the last 15 years, my New Year's Resolution has simply to be happy. I feel that is a task in itself, and a constant goal (though self perpetuating as you need to be happy in achieving the goal too - if you want to get all buddhist on me, it would be closely linked to mindfulness, but as I'm spiritually bankrupt, happiness is happiness, a state of being, both goal and journey.) Anyway, I didn't mean to come across all preachy, but the reason for the post is because for the first time in many years, I'm adding to the resolution. Before xmas I zipped into the hardware shop and they were selling all sorts of trendy doorstops and funky keyholders etc. I thought "Man, I could invent something like that". So...drumroll...this coming year, while maintaining a state of happiness, I want to invent something.

My 8 year old constantly asks "When will someone invent the hover chair?" and I reply "Do engineering and physics at University and you can invent it yourself." (yep, therapy pending, I know). So I am taking my own advice and I will invent something, some bit of useless crap that hardware shops can sell at xmas time to people who don't know what to get someone. Not aiming too high, but it's a stretch for me! Obviously it's going straight on to the list:

Torshlusspanik List:
1. Shooting (check)
2. Fencing (check)
3. Play croquet at Croquet Club
4. Laser skeet
5. Off road buggy driving
6. Play Assassins Creed
7. Jetpacking (check)
8. The Color Run (in training)
9. Invent something

 What are your Resolutions? I'll be back in December to ask you if you kept them...


  1. Ahh, well the only one of these I've done is off road buggy racing which is SO much fun I hope you have the chance to do it. I'm lucky that we have our own buggy but they are such a friendly bunch of people that if you find somewhere it's going on then you will almost certainly get taken out in one.

    Good luck with the inventing!

  2. I stay away from New Year's Resolutions and inventing. I suck at both. Hope you've managed to tick off some of your list. xo

  3. Every single year I make a list of things that I deem doable. I cross things out or tick them off as I go. I wonder how you're going with your list? Cheers for linking up! X