mk_tortie: (bill bailey herb garden)
I need to:

Sort out my Flist (by which I mean, purge communities/journals that I routinely skip over. I love each and every one of you but my interests are changing and some of us just don't match anymore :( )
Sort out my room
Learn German (seriously)
Sort out going to Germany!
Get gigs
Practise for gigs
WRITE SONGS

The end.
mk_tortie: (scribble)
I am procrastinating (yes, staying off LJ only lasted 4 days... but they were productive!) and reading through all my entries. Even as far back as the beginning of February, almost every entry mentions revision or essays to some extent. So I think it's time to take stock, and think about something other than exams. I've already posted my resolutions for the summer, but I stopped having time to do my monthly resolutions post a while back, and I want to start again.

This is what I posted back in December )

This is what I'm going to do in May, therefore:

May )

So. Let the crossing off begin! (Well... once I've finished the week of doom, anyway. I have 2 exams on Tuesday, and then one every day for the rest of the week. Yuck!)
mk_tortie: (sand)
Things I want to do this summer (now that it is in sight - only a week and a half to go before I can STOP WORRYING ABOUT UNI!!):

~ finish a chaptered fic (either Cloak and Dagger or I am the Pusher)
~ write my fic for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon
~ exercise! And get a flat stomach!
~ have fun in Spain
~ take some good photos
~ write some good songs
~ sort out all my stuff so that I can slim down my possessions for Berlin - if I don't want it there, I'm never going to want it, am I? (Unless for sentimental reasons, heh)
~ create a piece of artwork
~ spend quality time with Trev
~ go to Copenhagen with la mere et la petite soeur
~ organise getting my stuff to Berlin
~ sort out everything with the Humboldt - language course, signing on, course signups, choir!
~ spend time in the park
~ have a house party
~ go out for drinks!
~ get a better job (tour guiding?)

That'll do for now :)
mk_tortie: (light)
February

  • Write my [livejournal.com profile] hp_springsmut fic and also [livejournal.com profile] springtimegen fic. Nice little bunnies... have a carrot!

  • Read the books I got for Christmas. Buy a book on meditation or a yoga video or something.

  • Go for coffee/drinks with the following people: Holly, Lisbee, Emily, Sarah, Jane, Darja, Nate, Nick, someone from Music Theatre, someone from German Play - possibly in combination!
  • Call Rosemary

  • Go to a party/ have a gathering/ go clubbing

  • Review every fiction book/ fanfic read at [livejournal.com profile] mk_recs. Don't read fic if don't have time to review!

  • Do a bit on every essay once a week.

  • Do reading for classes and make notes.

  • Go to Senate House and the British library, so that essays are as good as possible. Go to the BFI library - get membership.

  • Go and see Wicked.

  • Practice exercise tape 8 times during the month.

  • Spend time taking photos of: countryside, London streets, parks, the canal, nightlife

  • Spend quality time with Trev - but don't overdo it.

  • Stick to my budget.


  • I think that's quite enough to be going on with!
mk_tortie: (who am i)
So which ones have I actually completed, this month?

January

  • Write my [livejournal.com profile] hp_springsmut fic (bunnies are already hopping around... hurrah!)

  • Not yet, that'll have to go on the February list. But I have plotted it, so that's something... The bunnies did a bit of jumping, hee :)
  • Go to Waterstones and buy the PostSecret book and something else self-confidence inducing/on meditation (oh dear, am resorting to self help books... feel am turning into Bridget Jones! hehehe)

  • No, but I did buy the lonely planet 132 days book, and started planning a holiday, which helped cheer me up.
  • Go for coffee/drinks with the following people: Holly, Lisbee, Emily, Sarah, Jane, Luba, Darja, Nate, Nick, Alex, Eugenia - possibly in combination!
    So I managed 7 off that list, but I did also have drinks with German play people and people I've just met through MT, so I think I did pretty well on that front.
  • Call Rosemary

  • We had a nice long conversation :)
  • Go to a party/ have a gathering/ go clubbing

  • Woo for my bday!
  • Review every fiction book/ fanfic read at [livejournal.com profile] mk_recs. Don't read fic if don't have time to review!

  • I recced everything I enjoyed, and stopped reading the ones I didn't.
  • Do a bit on every essay once a week.

  • Shamefully no. But I'm starting that one properly tonight, and as of February it will be done.
  • Do reading for classes and make notes.

  • Well... kinda. More so than before Christmas, anyways. It's a start, and I hope to improve. The notetaking has got a lot better though, it's just the reading.
  • Spend four afternoons in the library, and one in the BFI library.

  • Nope, have barely been. But I don't need to go to the BFI yet, or the library. So good. Next month I will have to though... not sure when I'm going to find the time, but I'm going to make the effort.
  • Go and see Spamalot.

  • Twas fantastic... always look on the bright side of life!!
  • Make exercise tape for singing lessons, and practice 8 times during the month.

  • We only got around to making it last week, so that one kinda didn't happen!
  • Spend time taking photos of: countryside, London streets, parks, the canal, nightlife

  • I spent a pleasant evening in Greenwich with my camera. I'm going to take more for my Winter collection on Sunday, however, since me and Trev are going to the Zoo! Hurrah! :)
mk_tortie: (relax)
NYRs update! )
mk_tortie: (alone)
Today's was that my mother has surprisingly more conservative views than I ever thought. Funny really, that just because she never thought to mention certain things she disapproves of, I grew up really very open-minded, and now I keep getting surprised when I bring things up in conversation that I have no problem with and she gets all conservative! Ah well. We all choose our own path sooner or later, I suppose.

I wrote a long and angst filled post about birthdays etc yesterday, and then realised that it was a load of wank that nobody (including myself in days to come) would want to read, so I got rid of it and set about something more productive instead. So I have had rather a good day, all told. I got to play the Sims for a bit (hurrah, I am such a geek) and worked out when I'm going to do all my essay reading over the next few days. I've just started brainstorming for the first of those now, and it's going quite well - the primary material's interesting, and the secondary material so far seems to have been written by very human people (and I do love reading academic stuff written 40 years ago - there's something very warm and fuzzy about the image of old professors wearing tweed and writing about the source author as if he's an old chum). So it should be fun.

My other aim for this weekend is to come up with some meaningful resolutions. I know a couple already, but I'm saving them for the 31st - it means more if I set them in stone then, I think. But I want some to do with personal aims - psychological development, relationship with others, widening my circle of friends and socialising - and some to do with on here - some kind of project I stick to, probably in fandom - and some to do with academia and career - songwriting, academic development, getting more "culture", the german play/singing lessons/music theatre review... anyways, I need to go through and clarify all of those into things I'll vow to stick to. I'm taking it seriously this year. I think it's time to.

On another note (and because everyone else seems to be doing it!) Christmas has been good to me :) I got lots of nice stuff - an 8GB Sony mp3 player (a lot better than an ipod - and it's all shiny and pretty and black! and it shows fireworks on the display screen!), a really good wok, which I needed desperately!, some artwork and a belt from my sis, and some nice stuff for my room at uni - a massive fan from the Pier for my wall, and a really cute ornament of a black cat looking down at a mouse. Plus I got some good books - Colin Thubron's Shadow of the Silk Road, a book on propaganda in the films of Stalin's Russia and Nazi Germany, and a digital photography guide. Oh, and the DVD of Pleasantville - such a good film! Trev bought me an absolutely gorgeous necklace whilst we were in Berlin, too (and a stuffed penguin! It's an in joke...) and I got the usual selection of chocolate and stuff... enough to keep me going for a while. So all has been good at home!

Speaking of Berlin, photos are here, if anyone's interested.

Resolutions

Jan. 6th, 2006 09:59 pm
mk_tortie: (Default)
I have several resolutions for this year:

Immediate: stick to my schedule of revision and essay writing for the next couple of weeks. It's not that long and it'll be worth it in the end. Particularly, finish my essay tonight so I can go to the cinema tomorrow with Lisbee.

Ongoing: go to dance classes and eat more healthily, so that I stay fit and more awake and alert. Again, worth it in the end.

LJ related: start tagging my entries!

Go 2006! Right. Getting back to essay now!

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