Two thousand and sixteen. It sounds like the title of a thirty-year-old sci-fi movie. Except that it’s neither that nor the future, it’s now; this year “of our Lord” 2016. In 1978, and as a fifteen-year-old, we were given an English composition assignment: Portrait of myself in the year 2000. Only ten years after the release of Stanley Kubrik’s iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2000 was more than half my then lifetime away; being thirty-seven seemed inconceivable. I saw in that year with my grieving father, in Grahamstown, drinking the largest Glenfiddich I have ever had the pleasure to drink.
When I started writing this, I was in quite a reflective space, thinking about that school essay, what I wrote because it still sticks in my mind, and how life has turned out for me, but I’ll save that for another time.
January 5th is my first “proper” day back at work: I’m not thrilled. I’d rather be blogging and working on a couple of ideas I have, and which I hope will open up another income stream. So, in the spirit of Linda G Hill’s post for today, I’ve also decided to jot down a list of things to do or achieve during this year:
- Continue with at least one post on Fiona’s Favourites a week and, possibly, a bit more often if I have time and inclination. This could include participating in more challenges or prompts: like this one.
- Spend more time in (and on) the garden, sipping good wine.
- Take more, better photographs, not necessarily sipping good wine, although that might come later.
- Spend less time in the office (even though I do have a great view from my desk), sipping good wine.
- Sell my property in Johannesburg and then celebrating with a local MCC (aka good wine).
- Turn two ideas into reality and, hopefully, income, sipping good wine.
The last is deliberately cryptic – I don’t want to jinx things! I’ll keep you posted….
© Fiona’s Favourites 2016