2014 – The Year of Growth

Another year comes to an end. During this year I have achieved many of the goals I set myself in January:

  • Continue Learning German – and go back to Germany.
    • I did well with the German in the middle of the year, but in the later months I have done none.
    • I still have a massive desire to return to Germany.
  • Summit Mt Kosciusko
    • Fourth year in a row that this hasn’t happened. But I did go skiing in the Snowy Mountains.
  • Read at least ten books – including the six paperbacks I currently have unread.
    • I have read 36 books! But have now amassed 14 more to be read. In May I decided to start reading on the bus in the morning rather than reading Facebook and Twitter on my phone.
  • Buy a VF Commodore – I’ve wanted a Holden since I was in my teens.
    • Still a pipe-dream
  • Keep this blog up to date.
    • I blogged fewer times than any previous year, so I avoided the problem.

The year has had many highlights:

January – went on a road trip down the South Coast and had fun at the Sydney Festival.

February – went to the Opera in the Domain, T20 Cricket, and Wisemans Ferry.

March – took my dad to the Top Gear Festival in Sydney, went to the Lion King Musical, the Biennale of Sydney, and went away to the Central Coast for a weekend.

Central Coast Letterbox

April – did another road trip to Wisemans Ferry, and went to the V8s and Tramping in Auckland on ANZAC weekend.

May – I did a short walk up the Central Coast on one Saturday afternoon.

Central Coast

June – I went away for yet another weekend at the Central Coast.

July – I went hiking at Wentworth Falls, and to Quebec City, Canada, with a holiday in Orlando and Boston along the way.

August – I went to more V8 Supercar racing, Manly, and to the Mythbusters Behind the Myths Live Show.

Mythbusters Live Show

September – Celebrated my a birthday in Brisbane, went skiing at Perisher, and spent an afternoon in the Blue Mountains.

October – Visited New Zealand and went to Sculpture by the Sea.

November – Went sailing on Sydney Harbour.

Sailing on Sydney Harbour

December – Went to the V8 Supercars at Homebush and watched the extreme sailing on Sydney Harbour.

Bring on new challenges and opportunities in 2015.