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πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ½RBC Members πŸŠπŸ½β€β™‚οΈAdventurous Project TitleπŸšͺ Doorstep Mile Action⌚ StatusπŸ€—Support / Connect / Ideasℹ️ More Info
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Anca UrdeaπŸŒ‰ Visit 5 new UK citiesChichester in JanuaryTrain tickets booked & friends lined upI've been going on occasional day trips & finding them refreshing, so am being more intentional this year. Also looking to cover new cities. Any ideas or wanna join me?
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Anca Urdea🏰 Visit 7 English Heritage sites (by May 2020)One day trip to visit 1 EHConsidering Portsmouth for FebruaryPortsmouth beginning Feb anyone? Been having EH membership for over 6 months and barely used it
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Anca UrdeaπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 10 new Park RunsGo to 1 new Park RunHaven't done any running this year yet (13 Jan)Non-muddy Park Runs? Any runners here?
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Anca UrdeaπŸ‘’ 3 hikes > 10kGo on 1 hike > 10kLooking for people to join meAnyone wants to join / knows good hikes accessible from London?Lost Connects and the Doorstep Mile both reminded me I miss spending time in nature
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Anca UrdeaπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 10k exploratory run, new countryDecide where I want to go on holsDiscussed possible destinations w friendsNew routes keep me curious and happy to run longer
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Ben KeeneπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Run Britain (locally)Run 64 Miles in January40 Miles by Jan 23rdEntered Ultra run on 21st March https://trailevents.co/events/lulworth-cove/Al posted on twitter about 'running John O'Groat's to Land's End in a year?' At 826 miles a year (16 miles/week) this is a stretch but within reach.
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Ben KeeneπŸ’ Kids Adventure FundSetup Β£10/week Direct DebitsΒ£600 each by Jan 2020I've been putting Β£10/month for each of our children into an account (after reading draft of Doorstep Mile last year)
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Ben Keene🌲 Wood Fun6 yr old bday party in Woods in FebBuilt DenThere's a small woodland behind our house so we're going to start running a little informal forest school for local kids, starting with our daughter's birthday in 3 weeks.
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Darren Grover5 to 9 adventure πŸ•οΈget a friend to commit too and plan routefriend has agreed to do it!set off after work for a hike circling 2 miles around work, wild camp and then return to the office in the morning. idea from the microadventures book
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Darren GroverCycle to workplan the days on the calendar when I will cycle inhave cycled in 3 times this year. more than the whole of last year!!planning the days and taking kit in advance to change into helps get rid of excuses. when I get fitter I will look for an event to enter
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Richard MankyLearn French. 100 consecutive days of Duolingo.Publicly posting my intent to stay accountableposting here is publicGirlfriend's family all speak French, and I'd like to have conversations with them in their own tongue
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Richard Manky12 countries 12 monthsPlan the trips and get them into diaryJust returned from PragueLast year I managed to visit 8 countries, but want to push that further in 2020 and ideally include some type 2 fun in the endeavor.
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Sabrina KlawitterπŸ‡³πŸ‡±move to NL (Utrecht) 2021learn Dutchresearch for decent language course anyone knows good language courses in London,Milton Keynes or via VC?I've lived in Utrecht! Let me know if you need any help (this is KJ). I also lived in Utrecht and can recommend a language course/ school in Utrecht (Sarah Hill)
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Sabrina KlawitterπŸžοΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§see the 15 UK National Parks in 2020define weekends for each parkfirst park South Downs end of Marchrecommendations of nicest walks/hikes?moved to the UK from Germany July 2018, made a 1 week's roadtrip through the UK last summer and I was very impressed by UK's beautiful nature, definitely need to see more before I leave again.
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Sabrina KlawitterI want to be a ballerina 🩰go to a beginner classfinally booked my first class (04/03)
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Peter GrantAbseil into a sea cliff climbLearn to escape up a ropeSet up a practise rope
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Peter GrantMore weekend adventures Plan / book out weekendsSit down with wife and diary
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Peter GrantMore free timeRequest more holidays First conversations with boss have happened. Need to follow up
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Drew CorniesComplete a Spartan run in JulyBootcamp sessions near my flatStarted last weekResources/advice on obstacle course runs generally much appreciated
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Drew CorniesLearn FrenchSign up for a beginners courseStarting next week
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OgeRun 5KSignup for race and train Started training yesterdayAnyone else running? We can stay accountable.
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OgeSave Setup Lisa accountSaved for first month
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OgeMaintain a blogWrite 1 articleChoose a topic to write about
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TarunLearn how to swimFind a class and begin in JanStarting next week
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Tarun50 books in 2020Track religiously on GoodreadsOn track to finish 4 by end of JanManaged to read 50 in 2019 and want to be able to achieve the same again in 2020! Read a mix of fiction and non-fiction
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Emily GoddardπŸš‚πŸΆ Slow Travel working holiday in Europe with dogPlan where I need to be when and map the route + get dog passport!Just starting - looking at motorailIdeas + tips? Coworking spaces, routes, dog travel
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Emily GoddardπŸ•― Candle MakingGet creative making nice candles for homeSpoken to someone who knows how + got some tips on essential oilsApparently you can get Neoms essential oils and make your own?
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Emily GoddardπŸͺ“ Axe throwingFiling under: Trying new thingsHooked in a friend to go to Whistle Punks in ManchesterAnyone tried it?Inspired by Diane in the The Good Fight! Looks mad! Reminded when Ben posted his axe photo :)
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Mia MackieGreek Island hoppngBook flights and airbnb accomodationBooked :-)
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Mia MackieSet up social enterprise re. access to educaton for disadvantaged teenagers Set up social enterprise re. access to education Started idea for pilot project locallyKeen to connect with ppl doing similar projects, teachers and tutors would would like to get involved . I'd love to get involved - em2935@gmail.com
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Mia MackieWrite AND FINISHStartSigned up for writing course Any brighton based wrters' groups ?
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Faysel Elmi12 Hikes/Submits in 2020Signed up to climb mount Snowdon in Jan Planning + date set for Jan Feb and MarchMore than welcome to join on the other 9 hikesWant to try winter climbing on a mountain, got the gear but never really committed fully
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Faysel ElmiWild camp on each continent UK done will plan for Europe too, Asia, Africa etcPlanning Africa in April + Asia in Q4 2020I've dont winter wild camping and waking up to spectacular views want to recreate this ok every continent (Antartica will not be fun).
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CWGet better at public speakingSign up to toastmasters Researching for a London club Tips on which public speaking group to join/ let me know if anyone else wants to join
[Reply from Von: Attended Grosvenor Square Speakers - London Toastmasters Club for the first time this week. This is the first Toastmasters in London and there are members who have been there for over 15 years. Seems like a good one to join.] From CW - thanks Von I'll attend as a guest and see how it is!
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CWWork on business full-timeCommit to working on business at least 30 hours a week Timing my business time spend on Excel spreadsheetI have worked on a business for two years alongside a normal day job - business is making a lost so I can't quit my day job and work on business full time. Sometimes I slack knowing that I still have income from my day job. I just need to work harder.
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CWGet teeth straightened (expensive)Visit the dentist to get a quote on teeth straighteningDentist booked Know anywhere in London where I can get teeth straightening at more affordable prices? ---- I used Smile Direct Club which does an Invisalign sort of thing. Prices were around Β£1500 but they run promotions every once in a while. As well, leave the item in the shopping basket for a week or two and they will email with a further discountI'm unhappy with my teeth for so long, visited few dentists to get a quote to straighten my teeth - I could afford it but I often feel like it's a big waste of money. In 2020 I should take the plunge, try to get in done and feel more confident
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CWDancing more confidently in clubsSigned up to a club dancing course I have booked a taster class with Dancebuzz Anyone interested in the club dance taster class - welcome to join. I'm going on 25th Jan Sat, happy to share details
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VonLearn JapaneseSign up to a courseNarrowed down to two coursesAny recommendations on a good Japanese language school in central London?Hi Von, Anca here. My Japanese friend recommends these guys, her husband enjoyed the course - https://www.regents.ac.uk/about/subject-areas/languages-at-regents. [Thanks Anca!]
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VonHealthy eating - More vegetablesCommit to a weekly vegetarian dayStarted end of December 2019
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VonPublic speakingJoin a ToastmastersAttended my first Toastmasters meeting this week
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Peter DuffyLaunch book poster side hustleCreate poster featuring top highlights for 'The Doorstep Mile'Collated key highlights. Need to refine, and then design!It would be cool to crowdsource the top highlights, as selected by RBC readers!I love reading non-fiction books on a Kindle, but miss having physical mementos of my favourite reads. Book posters featuring key highlights would be nice mementos, and a great way to remind me of the main take-aways.
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Corrie JonesFinally improve FrenchDownload Duolingo, set up dinner with French friendFew people here mentioning French - let's start an accountability group!
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Paige MorrowDo 3 Adventures in 2020Book flight to Mallorca for GR221 hike Researched hike & flight optionsMy planned adventures for 2020 were to (1) run the Marathon des Sables, (2) summit Mont Blanc (after a failed summit bid last summer), and (3) fast-pack the Haute Route in the Pyrenees. But I just found out that I'm pregnant, which means that I can't (1) be exposed to desert heat, (2) go above 3000m, or (3) be hours from a hospital for days/weeks. I'm trying to figure out how to come up with new adventures that are more compatible with this exciting life development :)
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Gemma GillRun 5K in under 28 minutesKeep consistent with weekly park runs - make part of weekly routine and track progressDid park run the past 3 weekends, time 30:30Started running a few years back by taking part in my local park run. However, I've only been doing it as and when I feel like it. I'm hoping that the consistency and dedication of doing it every week will help me to improve and achieve a time of under 30 minutes. It would also be nice to not feel like I'm going to pass out from exhaustion when I cross the finish line xD
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Gemma GillComplete a fitness programmeSign up for The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) 90 Day PlanStarted the plan at the start of this week and have been following the meal plans and workoutsI've been trying to eat healthily and do regular exercise over the past few years, but I'd like to prove to myself that I can stick to a plan and hopefully by the end of it feel stronger and healthier
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Hemal SoniSINK OR SWIM ;
BIKE OR DRIVE
Currently reseraching both driving and swimming classes Will sign up for a class by Feb Happy to connect on this (Marc Shergill 07967665559)Yes, these are basic life skills - but just never got around to them. And want to tick atleast one off the list
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Hemal Soni Make side hustle profitableBuild an online content plan Started watching tutorials for online marketing If any of you have a side hustle - I'd love to be able to bounce ideas, and get any tips and notes
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Hemal SoniSmarter Screen Time Reduce phone usage to less than 1.5 hrs for atleast 2 days a week Tried it successfully for 1 day
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Alessandro RavanettiRun my first half-marathonPick up with running training adding 1 session x weekRegistered for Barcelona half-marathon (mid-february)
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Alessandro RavanettiGo for one week hiking1. Talk and decide with friends 2. Book a planeShortlisted Juliana trail in Slovenia, a part of the Atlas mountains in Morocco and the Hadrian's Wall in the north of EnglandAny recommendations would be more than welcome!
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Katie CookBetter Late than Never - Interrail Europe! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸš‰Start planning route/destinations for Summer 2020 and ask friend if they want to come!
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Katie CookSUP againAfter learning to stand-up paddle board in Cornwall find somewhere to do it nearer to London!Check out gutsygirls.com they run regular SUP sessions in London!
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Katie CookπŸ‡«πŸ‡· Improve French for work Email HR about funded lessons for benefit of client/career
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Pedro OselameComplete my 50th parkrun in 2020Go for parkrun in spite of the weather2 parkruns done in January (13th and 14th)
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Pedro OselameRun my first (and second) half-marathonSigned up for Reading (April) and Hackney (May) halvesDecided to go for two so I'd keep training after my first
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Pedro OselameExpose myself moreSigned up for a book club (this one!)
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Pedro OselameNew experiences/travel budgetSetup Β£25/week direct debits
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Pedro OselameNew experiences/travel budget IIReactivate side freelancing projectAnyone in need of data dashboards??
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Karen WFinall get nose piercedDecide when/whereDone 18/01 ! :)
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Karen WDon't die at Blenheim triathlonIncrease trainingStarted Crossfit, increase run/bike training when weather improves
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Karen WChange jobTell boss intention to change job (not company)Spoke to boss, idea not well received! Speak to new boss starting 1st Feb. F* it, got an interview 31/01 - update: 2nd inerview 17/02Any ideas on this one? I'd like to stay at the same company but move from a planning to a projects based role
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Karen WMake side hustle profitable (vegan baker)Speak with other local businesses about collaborationSpoke with a local pub which is going vegan on 1st March - they are keen to have me supply them with cakes! Yay!https://www.instagram.com/karens_cakes_ltd/Not much spare time to actually make more cakes, also not allowed to run a business from my home, also taxes etc - argh!!
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NaomiStart runningRun 10K in the summerStarted couch to 5k
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NaomiStart selling my handmade silver jewelleryCreate enough jewellery to open an Etsy or Depop shopI have a few handmade earringsAnyone know how to grow a business?
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Amysleeping under the starswild camp, once a quarter.planning......anyone is welcome.
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Diana Richards🎀 12 months 12 skillsList skills/hobbies I want to explore. Research classess/lessons. Get started!
Booked singing lessons for Jan/Feb. Researched swimming lessons and dance classes for upcoming months. Singing lesson #3. Loving it!
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Diana RichardsπŸ•οΈ Monthly trip/hike/getawayList destinations. Book tix. Get gear.
Booked Chichester Jan. Booked Spain Feb. Booked annual leave. Researched Bali flights May.
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Diana RichardsπŸ—’οΈ Write a book in 2020
Sign up writing club. Think on book topic. Create shut-up-and-write window in diary. Write first 500 words!Joined RBC Writers! Scheduled first SUAW session for Sun 26 Jan.
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IoannaGo for my professional chartership reviewFinish my report. Arrange for mock interviews. Prepare my presentation. Build confidence. Go and kick ass end of March!Halfway on first draft.
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IoannaGo hiking or cycling regularlyGo hiking every other Saturday/minimun once a month starting April.I have a rough idea/list of places to hike or cycle close to London.Lots of uk websites with info. Do a meetup thing with RBC members and read too? :)
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IoannaLearn how to surfGo to Bournemouth for a couple of coursesPlanning stage with an aim to start May/June.Join https://www.womenandwavessociety.com/ or anyone who is up for it! Or visit my friend Maria near Cardiff and go together.
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IoannaParticipate on a cycling event/raceFind a cycling event 50k-100k and sign up!Not yet started.
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Enrica πŸ’ͺ Getting fit and strong F45 Challenge and White Collar Boxing MatchSigned up to both of them Anyone wants to join the White Collar training? Need a buddy to feel less scared!
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Enrica πŸ—ΊοΈ Go outside of London once a monthBooking a trip per monthStartedAny suggestions on places to visit in UK? I don't want to flight once a month!
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Enrica πŸ₯° Take care of my mental healthRead a book and start taking actions to calm my anxietyBook is next to my bed, just need to start readingAnyone struggling with anxiety that can give good advices?
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Claire ArnottLaunch new open research projectWrite an overview and share with stakeholdersDraft overview draftedAnyone with ideas, contacts or who wants to get involved - give me a shout [see notes for more detail]Me and a couple of colleagues in the international development research space are launching a campaign (of sorts) to start to democratise research done in commmunities so these communities have access to their own data. The current status quo is illegal, unethical and short-sighted and we want to change that.
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Claire ArnottWrite a book in 2020Set aside writing time weekly
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Claire ArnottDo three physical challengesFind time for Ben Nevis, Hadrians Wall and sign up for triathlonBen Nevis weekend pendingAnyone up for hikes near London for practice
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Nicolas HeathLearn Italian!Signed-up for beginners Italian lessonsCourses have started last week!Who speaks Italian?! Let's get drinksI already speak French, but keen to add a 3rd language to the list!
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Nicolas HeathTry wild camping in the summerPut a weekend in the diary and invite soem friendsBooked in for 13th June
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Sarah SoutoulCreate a blog Decide on what to write aboutInitial ideas coming
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Sarah SoutoulWrite a poetry book in 2020Write a poem each week Have already written a few poems
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Sarah SoutoulDo something new/challenging each weekWrite a list of challenging things to doStarted on January 25th with first challenge: swim 3k non stop
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Sarah SoutoulRead 40 books this yearTrack each book that I readAlready read 4 books so far
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Christina de PoitiersRead 40 books this yearMake a list and track in Kindle/goodreads. Balance of fiction and non-fiction. Write a mini review when finished.Joined RBC. Read 4 books so far!Read 24 in 2019, but a bit erratic over the year, so want to challenge myself to be more consistent with reading.
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Christina de PoitiersLearn FrenchOne Michel Thomas audio chapter a day (82 in total)First 9 chapters doneLooks like a few people have this goal, would be great to join in with any plans. I am embarrased i cant speak French with such a surname and family heritage! Want to change that this year
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Christina de PoitiersGo drysuit diving in the UKLearn to use drysuit, join dive club, book onto tripDrysuit purchased, done lesson 1/3An ambition of mine is to dive with seal pups on Lundy Island. If i can get my training done this winter, i should be able to go this summer
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Christina de PoitiersInvest regularly to grow my 'freedom fund'Open a Stocks and Shares ISA, set up a direct debitWill invest leftover tax return savings on 31st JanAny recommendations for good sources of investment advice for beginners?https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvSN7kot8zJUreVzs-0y8A
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https://monevator.com/the-simplest-most-effective-investment-decision-you-will-ever-make/
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Felipe HuertaCreate a software engineering community in my universitySend two emails, one to the research software computing leader at Imperial, and other at the head of the department to start rolling the ball.Will start on 28/01/2020
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Ana LaraGet better at public speakingSign up to toastmasters and Speaker force and research potential opportunitiesSpeaker Force joined and meeting with my manager to talk through potential public speaking opportunities bookedFelipe: I have heard great thinks about the book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, see link at the right. I also have this goal and will work on it during Feb, we can connect and hold accountable if you want.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TED-Talks-Official-Public-Speaking/dp/0544634497
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Ana LaraOvercome stage fright and dare to dance with the "pros"Dare to ask at least two good social dancers/pros/teachers per social and actually enjoy the danceEmail sent to explore private lessons and few International dance congresses bookedI've dancing for a while but despite my technique beign good I feel I am not getting anywhere. The key to improve would be to practise dancing with the best but I am terrified of asking them and I mentally block every time I try. I need to overrcome this fear and become more confident of my skills to develop further.
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Ana LaraTwo weeks in Italy volunteering only speaking Italian! Learn Italian by completing Duolinguo course, joining class and practising with natives in London25 day streak in Duolingo so far. Have started research of beginner courses. Tandem with a native speaker keen on learning Spanish? Being Spanish and speaking a few other languages I haven't managed to learn Italian yet, despite it should be relatively easy for me to do so. I want to tick this off my bucket list and as a motivation I've signed up to volunteer in Italy with work for two weeks in H2.
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Ana LaraPaddling down the river Thames from Henley to Windsor with overnight campingFind frinds that want to join me on this adventure and pencil in a weekendAsked all my friends and they all think I am crazy. Trying to find new volunteersAnybodu up for it? :) When? - em2935@gmail.com
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Marc ShergillRun 5k in under 20minsRun 3 miles per day in 2020 / 21 miles per week (any day missed - 3 miles is added to the next day)4 weeks complete - target 84 miles. Actual 106 miles
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Marc ShergillDaily meditation / Visit LBCSigned up for London Bhuddist Centre 8 week course on Monday. Accountability Partner24/.28 days meditation
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Marc ShergillRemove any processed food / gluten / dairy from diet / make dailylunch at homeCreated a shopping list with afoods allowed. Made all meals for work on Sunday and Wed28 days complete. feeling hungry though
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Marc ShergillQuit expensive gym and build fitness into daily lifeCycle to work. Run at lunch. Gym membership cancelled from 31st Jan (damn notice period)25/28 days exercise complete. Hungry and tired > upped carb intake. Back pain developed from running with backpack > no more backpack running
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Marc ShergillRead/Listen to 52 books in 2020
Join Rebel. Run with audiobooks not music
David Goggins was the best choice to kick this off :)
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