Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

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As I look out of the window and the clouds below us, and the mountains below that, I’m minded to think that saying goodbye to Romania and hello again to England bears a similarity to saying goodbye to the previous year and hello to the next.  Alright, so we did that just under a week ago officially, and of course the flight is from one known to another, but you see what I’m getting at. I would like to say something poetic like how flying makes me reflect on my life — so far above the world, and so personally helpless, that my thoughts are free to turn to how I can improve the things I do have control over — but in honesty that’s not true (besides, with so many screaming kids on this flight, it’s hardly conducive to poetic thinking). It does, however, give me time to write.

I didn’t go into 2012 with big plans which I can reflect on at the end of the year. I thought, perhaps, I might have changed jobs, but in the end things didn’t pan out that way; I suppose, in honesty, I didn’t try all that hard so perhaps the whole situation wasn’t as bad as I thought it might have been at some points in the year. I didn’t think I’d come so close to being upgraded as part of the British Airways Executive club; although I didn’t make it, one economy to business class upgrade on my last flight of the year would have tipped the balance. [read more]

Posted on Tuesday 8th January, 2013 at 10:39 pm in Life & Love, Obiter dicta, Work & Career.
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Resolutions for 2010

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It’s that time of year again when I can look back at what I said at the start of last year, see how I faired with the resolutions I made way back then, and have a think about what I’m going to try to do this year.  Last year’s post is here.  I know I was supposed to come up with more than the one resolution last year, but never ended up putting anything down. So that’s the only one I can look at. [read more]

Posted on Thursday 21st January, 2010 at 2:25 am in Life & Love.
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New Year's Resolutions

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Last year I made three resolutions.  One of which was to get this blog off the ground.  That’s one I managed to keep.  Another was to make a difference in my working life.  To some extent I managed that — I have a new online presence and I’ve stepped up self promotion.  The third I can’t remeber, which probably means I haven’t managed it. [read more]

Posted on Friday 9th January, 2009 at 8:43 pm in Life & Love.
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