2016 was a difficult year, which saw many changes, including divorce, a new job, the loss of my mum and then my dog, Ravi, all in the latter part of the year. So I decided that 2017 would be more positive.
Taking a leaf out of mum’s book, I’m doing more by living each day as it comes, taking pleasure from the little things, never looking back and rolling with life’s punches. Mum had such a positive attitude and she saw only opportunities.
I’m not going to sit back and watch another year pass, instead I’m being pro-active and have signed up to a number of Meet Up groups for films, walking and socialising and so far have been very pleased with how it’s turned out, meeting lots of new and interesting people.
I get out at least once a week for a long walk and have seen many new and interesting places in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. An added bonus being that many organised walks are dog friendly and Ruby, my other dog, has been very popular as she’s so well behaved.
Soon, I’ll be camping with the Avon Outdoor Activity Club (AOAC) which I’m looking forward to and will get along to some of their summer evening walks too.
But what else do I want to do? What have I been putting off for whatever reason – economic, time or just not brave enough?
How about more scuba diving? I qualified in PADI many years ago so am definitely rusty and will need a refresher, time to find a venue for that, what else?
I’m sure most people’s lists include some amazing things, but for me they’re fairly simple to achieve, I just need to get out there and do them. It’s not extensive, but they’re enough to go along with and are achievable.
- Hot air balloon ride
- Dive in the Maldives
- Swim with Dolphins
- Driving experiences
- The Amalfi Coast
- A day on a track – fast cars and Brands Hatch
- Learn to ride a motor bike
- Drive a tank
- Where in the world?
- New York
- The Grand Canyon
- San Francisco
- New Zealand
- Tuscany and the Italian Lakes