Today is my birthday and my official start to my next try at Project Discovery Me! Here is the plan for this year. My theme this year is to Be Brave. As I was thinking about a presentation I have to give at work, I was trying to think of how to explain a project that some may not like and one thought struck me both for the presentation and for this year’s Project Discovery, the old proverb, ‘Fortune Favours the Brave.’ My history interests kicked in and I realised just how true that actually is. Most of the historic biographies I read, the person had to be brave and take a risk at some point. I need to be brave. And for me, I need to be brave enough to let go of perfection. Be brave and risk not being perfect, just do. Since that thought hit me earlier in the week, I simply cannot get it out of my head. So, I’m going to do the best I can, and damn well be brave trying.
How am I going to be brave you may ask? Good question. The honest answer is I don’t know yet. It may be that I actually put my writing somewhere someone can see it. It may be that I restart a public photography site. I am not totally sure yet. But what I have worked out as my starting points, well you can find these below.
- Writing – I have started a sister blog for this one and I have a few ideas to start writing some short stories and perhaps a novel.
- Photography – After a random comment from my husband along the lines of ‘I miss your photo of the day thing’ I am restarting my photo of the day. For now, I think I might put them on my private Instagram account, but I am thinking about this.
- Reading – While I was out the other day I picked up a few books to read (as you may have gathered from yesterday’s blog). I will be starting to read again! I have so many interesting things to read. Plus, I received audible credits for my birthday! SO. MANY. STORIES.
- Cooking – I have already started this. I can make bolognese sauce which is something I didn’t think I would crack. The other day we started watching Ugly Delicious, which is an interesting show telling the stories of the people who make different types of food – like tacos or pizza. A comment the host made though completely summed up my favourite type of food to make. He called home cooking ‘Ugly Delicious’ food because when you cook at home, you don’t have to present the food in a ‘pretty’ way like he does in his restaurant. I love to make ugly delicious food that warms my soul.
- History – Well, we signed up to the local museums’ trust and I am hoping that means we will go do historic things a bit more. We are also members of the National Trust. We need to use that.
- Container gardening – I am giving this a go to see if I have any kind of green fingers at all. I once had an allotment but that was quite a lot of work and I could not devote that amount of time to it, so I had to give it up. I am hoping container gardening will be a good compromise. Our yard is very shady so it may not work, but I’ll try.
- Travel – We have booked our first trip of the year to Washington DC. I haven’t been there since I was a child. We will see if it lives up to my memories of it.
- Interior Design – We will be doing something with our bedroom this year – probably over Easter. We first need to fill in a few areas where the previous owner glued art to the wall (yes, you read that correctly, glued) and then we will need to paint.
- Spiritual side & Intuition – Apart from trusting my gut, I am not really doing anything much with this at the moment. I am thinking about ways I can develop this more.
- Astronomy – The same, not a lot at the moment, but I am formulating some ideas.
- Horesback riding – I am still waiting for my car to be fixed so I can drive to the stables without concerns about getting there and back before I re-start my lessons.
Will I get anywhere with this or not? Tune in for a weekly round up as I try to learn a few things before my next birthday.