Making a video blog is something I never thought I'd have the guts to try for myself. I've seen lots of great coaching and mentoring video blogs, that I thought were really professional and I really didn't think I could emulate that. I then went to Paris and was so proud of what I'd achieved, … Continue reading 50 NEW THINGS TO TRY BEFORE I’M 50: NUMBER 6
Getting locked out!! One of the best things about the experience of living in Paris is the fact that I’ve needed to return to London occasionally. This has had the advantages of being able to travel lighter than I thought possible, swap my wardrobe as the weather has turned colder, as well as live … Continue reading 50 NEW THINGS TO TRY BEFORE I’M 50: NUMBER 5
Ghosting – a bit of a surprise entry on the list and it certainly wasn’t a consideration last year when I started thinking about what I’d include, to be honest, it’s hardly likely to make anyone’s list. However, it’s a new experience I’ve been exposed to in the last week and although it’s not … Continue reading 50 NEW THINGS TO TRY BEFORE I’M 50: NUMBER 4
Like most things that you visualise, plan and set dates for, they arrive much sooner than you anticipate and my move to Paris was much the same. I was excited in the spring of this year to get the date in the diary and initially it seemed ages away, then when I started to get … Continue reading 50 NEW THINGS TO TRY BEFORE I’M 50: NUMBER 3
This has to be my favourite picture from the Skydive, not only is it a record of it, it's also a glorious image of Lincolnshire. I'm so pleased I decided to have it videoed and this image, for me sums up the whole occasion. When I look at it I get such a rush of pride … Continue reading 50 NEW THINGS TO TRY BEFORE I’M 50: NO. 2
Speaking in Public- Part one! To be honest I didn't ever think that this would be the first entry on this list, for starters its frankly a bit too daunting, and secondly, the list I have for these has plenty of other fun and less scary ideas and suggestions, that I thought I'd try first. … Continue reading 50 new things to try before I’m 50: No.1
I've been doing a lot of walking around and talking about London as a way to get to know it; it's obviously different when you move somewhere as opposed to when you visit or travel to work there. As a capital city, London is much photographed and televised and in some ways can seem over … Continue reading Exploring London
I've been planning to write a blog for ages and I've found that getting started is actually the hardest part. I've had ideas of what I want it to be about, how I want it to look, how I want to be be inspiring and well read, I've looked at other blogs to get a feel for what I like and don't like and I've still procrastinated. I think I've been too attached to getting it absolutely perfect, instead of just getting on with it. One of the main intentions is for it to be a place where I can share my reflections and experiences, to step out of my comfort zone and to motivate and inspire others to maybe do the same. I also want it be a personal account of my move to London as a kind of journal that will capture how my life is changing and with this in mind, and through conversations with friends and fellow coaches, I've decided that a large part of this blog will be a record of me breaking away from the familiar and stepping into the unknown. I'll definitely be exploring new opportunities, meeting new people, trying something that may be completely out of my comfort zone, discovering and exploring London and generally having more fun and being more adventurous. For the posts that are about the new things I'm trying, as I’ll be turning 50 in just under 2 years, I’m planning to try 50 new things before I’m 50 so will name and number them whenever they're posted. All suggestions of what to include and attempt are welcome.