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Today I am taking Five for a bit of a catch up with you.
It has been three weeks since I started my challenges to myself for the new year. Some have gone well and some, well, not so much!! I thought that I would update you on how things are going.
First off the not so good. I wrote for 30 minutes on the first day that I started doing this, and since then. Well, nothing! Nada. Not a thing. I have of course written lots of words, but nothing towards my goal. The first days writing was just a stream of consciousness which was more unconscious than anything else and would certainly bore even the most lively and lovely person to bits.
So I need to rethink that one. It is something that I still plan to do, but as you will hear in a minute other things have been on my mind so this is one to come back to.
The walking has gone well. Really well in fact. With one exception I have walked for at least 30 minutes every week day since the start of the year. I even managed to exceed the magic 10,000 steps one day - just the one day!! According to my fitbit I have taken 256% more steps, burned 14% more calories and been 1,260% more active in the last 28 days. Which is pretty impressive in some ways, but in others shows how bad I was doing before. I am choosing though to look at the good side of this, which is that I am doing better! So I just need to make sure that the numbers keep going up.
I am really enjoying the walks, listening to my music, or I have discovered that I can listen to the radio on my phone too - which is another thing that anyone else would know but I have only just discovered - and so that is another good thing for me too.
The biggest change though has been in my employment status - which is backdated to the start of the year, but only actually happened this week. I am shocked and stunned and will write more when I am ready to make a big announcement, but it is a good thing that I am very excited about and very nervous about too. Terrified actually!!! But if you don't try something you definitely won't know what will happen do you.
I am now self employed - eek!!! This is a massive change for me. I haven't had a paid job for a long long time now for lots of reasons and although this is only going to be a very small thing I hope that it will be a little start and a progression in my life.
Not much will change as far as my blog, or the rest of my life, I will still continue at Basildon Park and will still be writing here - although it might be a little less for the next few weeks while I get all set up - Five On Friday will also continue, there will just be another string to my bow. Oh, and don't worry, still no advertising here!
Reading has fallen by the wayside as I have been so tired by the end of the day that all I can do is prop my eyes open for long enough to find my way to bed, but that isn't a bad thing either is it. I know that I will pick it back up again.
In the meantime my desk and office look like a bomb has hit it. There is paper everywhere so I better get back to it and get sorting things out and doing some work. If I don't produce anything I don't have a business right!
That is my five minutes for this week. More to come as and when.
I hope that all is well with all of you and that you have had a good week and will have a good weekend ahead too.
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