Week 52 – Preparing Next Year’s Challenges

My 52nd challenge has been about carefully chosing my New Year’s resolutions, keeping in mind my experience of a year of weekly challenges that have more or less been achieved. Initially I wanted to look back at all the moments where I could have pushed myself more and that I could improve this year, like finding a job that fulfills me, learn to master a very expensive drawing tablet I got for my birthday, writing regularly on this blog instead of posting the 52nd challenge in February.

I certainly could have done more, but I could have also been less happy by pressuring myself even more than I did! Instead, I would like to write about 2 things that I read that have greatly helped me understand where my focus should stand this year. Continue reading “Week 52 – Preparing Next Year’s Challenges”

Week 51 – The End of year of Challenges

It is good to challenge yourself but it is even greater, from time to time, to pause and look around at what you have accomplished. Writing the 52 Weeks Challenge in 2017 has been at times my salvation: at the start, I needed to share my pain and then, quickly enough, my happiness, share what I did to get back on track, what anyone could do to change things that aren’t working (starting with getting some help from a book, a friend or a stranger) but mostly show that one year can change a lot of things. Continue reading “Week 51 – The End of year of Challenges”

Week 50 – Finishing the year with some cultural activities

By the end of 2017 I could see all Christmas dinners and gifts shopping time piling up while the weather was getting colder and colder and I only thought about staying home and watching movies all evening. Then, I came accross some discounts on popular plays and I remembered that I actually like going to the theatre and that it is also a nicer way of spending a romantic evening than watching a movie while eating crisps and candies lying on the couch. Continue reading “Week 50 – Finishing the year with some cultural activities”

Week 49 – New Year’s Eve far from celebrations

I came back from Italy the day after Christmas (Week 48 – Christmas in Italy ) and went to work only for one day (because of a shortage in available holidays) before being finally able to properly rest during a long week-end far from the maddening crowd and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Continue reading “Week 49 – New Year’s Eve far from celebrations”

Week 48 – Christmas in Italy

Every year I spend my Christmas Holidays, or at least Christmas day, in Italy, with my father’s family. This year was no exception and after landing in Florence on the 21st of December and spending one night there, I then left for my family’s home village, Sellano, until the 26th. Continue reading “Week 48 – Christmas in Italy”

Week 46 – End of the year Knitting production

Beginning of September I discovered knitting (see Week 33 – I am officially a Knitter) and since then I have never ceased to work on clothes and accessories for my family and myself. I love the possibilities, the creative and learning aspect and the fact that it allows me to watch television in parallel without the guilty feeling of doing nothing. This is what I made so far in just 4 months, so if you think it is hard, just start, it is easy, relaxing and so satisfying to see results so quickly! Plus, it is a great hyggelig hobby!

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