Oh hey 2013, where did you come from. 2012 went fast, really fast. I think this must mean I am getting old old. My mother always said that time goes faster the older you get. Do you remember desperately waiting for October half term after your SIX week summer break. It felt like forever. But now whole days, sometimes weeks are swallowed up over email ping pong and a persistent hangover. A hangover never bad enough to stop you working hard and one that’s starting to feel like the dress you always put on the day of that meeting.
But now half term is here before I even realise its over two months since the Olympics ended. Working in a museum where every family in south west London descends every half term I get a sharp reminder that Christmas is on the way and shit I’ve become that person that keeps talking about how fast time is going. Sigh. Anyway on to 2013 and some challenges, maybe goals (never resolutions) that will be showing up on here. Hopefully.
Firstly I read a lot. I love working in the Communications team because the press team get all the weekend papers on a Monday and I get to rescue all my favourite weekend supplements. I know pretty much every one and I can tell you that the Times Saturday is still the best for stories that I would never have read otherwise. Three long articles in every issue and a column from Caitlan Moran. Love.
Anyway my point. I’ve realised that a lot of what I read (especially online) I’m reading because someone I admire just tweeted it or it was on this blog post and now I must read it etc etc. And a lot of the time I don’t actually read it, or process it. I’ve forgotten what it even was by the time I’m shutting down my computer for the day. So this year, more actual reading and perhaps a mini reflection on the best thing I read that day or week, so I have to remind myself what it was, why I read it and why I liked it. There’s also Paris Marathon, another triathlon but its the reading thing that’s been bothering me. In 2013 I’m going to learn to read again.