A simple goal

20140101-230324.jpgI never make New Years resolutions simply because I am rubbish at sticking to them and so don’t see the point.

This year I do have a goal however. To read more. In 2013 I managed to get through 130 books. It’s not my biggest ever reading year, but it’s the target number I’m aiming to beat.

I’ll keep you posted!

Slightly less nutty this year….

So if any one ever looks at the alternative pages on here, you’ll see that last November I went a bit overboard on challenging myself to do stuff.

This year I’ve been slightly less insane.

I’ve been attempting to keep up with photo challenges every month this year with varying degrees of success from complete months to forgotten months, but I’m still going, and will hopefully manage a full month this month to post here.

I’m also signing on for NaBloPoMo again, as this place has been a tad neglected of late and with the upcoming winter months mean spending more tone indoors, writing will be a good way to spend that time, which means getting back into the swing of things.

Talking of writing, I will be giving NaNoWriMo a miss this year. There’s a lot of upheaval at work at the moment and I’m just coming out of one of deepest down phases in a while so I think this would be just one step too many at the moment. Hopefully when Camp NaNoWriMo cones round in the new year I’ll be more focused and in the mood to give it a go.

For now, these are the photo challenges I will be mixing and matching from for this month’s photo a day challenge.

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If you’re not following me on Instagram (search JoKawasaki) It’s usual for me to post all of my challenge photographs over on my blog The Day Watch, only for the purposes of my Nutty November challenges I will be duplicate posting them here.

As for the NaBloPoMo posts?

Well let’s see how that turns out shall we.

Another of those things you do…

if any of you remember this post  you might be wondering why I am mentioning it right now.  The thing is I’ve gone and done it again.  This time I have signed up for a six week course from the University of Strathclyde.

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More information is available here.

September Challenges

Since I’m feeling refreshed and back enjoying taking photos again, it’s time to give the monthly challenges another try…..

The Day Watch

Here’s the September duo. My mojo is beginning to creep back so hopefully you’ll see more posts this month….

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Why do I do these things?

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I bought a writing course.

It’s an online writing course, on how to write books for children.

Why?

Because I am impulsive and it was cheap, a bit of a bargain actually, reduced from £249 to just £12, worth a punt at that price I thought. Of course now I have to actually sit down and do it, which in turn means more procrastination to follow.

June Photo Challenge

Here’s the guide this months photo challenge. As usual you can follow my progress by following JoKawasaki on Instagram, or by checking out my blog The Day Watch.

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