Goals for the year

The other day we were talking about New Years resolutions and my dad mentioned an article that he read that said that you should write down your goals for the year. My mom, who is a visual person, said that seeing it quite often could possibly motivate and remind you to do it.

So I have decided to make a list and to try and follow it.

1. Do things that scare you.
With this, I am not planning to go wandering around alone at night. I mean to take on more responsibility. I want to make a commitment to this blog. I want to do things I would have normally said no to. I want to leave my comfort zone.

2. Go on adventures
Last year I did a semester abroad in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Being a tourist living with a bunch of other international students we took all the opportunities to go travel. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it made me want to be a tourist in Cape Town as well. Sometimes we get so used to the utter banality of the everyday that we stop exploring. I want to break that cycle and do things that I haven’t done before.

3. Take photos
I recently acquired a decent camera and I have decided to document more things this year. I, however, don’t want the camera and the photos to stop me from being part of the moment. What does it help if you have photos of memories where you weren’t even present?

4. Learn new recipes
I love cooking and baking. It is one of my favourite ways to pass the time. In our digs (a type of student house) we take turns to prepare dinner for the rest of the house. If I try a new recipe at least every second week it means that I will learn to prepare at least 15 new recipes.

This is how many things I have thought of so far.I hope to stick to them.

Hierdie blog.

Hierdie blog gaan in Afrikaans en Engels wees, soos wat die mood my vat.

Vir die taalpuriste vra ek onverskoning, maar as taalkundige student sien ek myself as ‘n deskriptivis eerder as ‘n preskriptivis. Partykeer, as die blog post dit vereis, sal ek in vlot Afrikaans ‘n opstel spin. As die blog post die dag egter handel oor ‘n gebeurtenis wat ek op kampus gewaar het, of in die strate van die Moederstad, dan gaan ek die Engels of Afrikaans van almal gebruik.

Hierdie blog gaan handel oor dinge en goeters.

Dinge en goeters sluit aktuele gebeure, reise, drome, idees, en aktiwiteite in. Dinge en goeters wat gebeur. Dinge en goeters wat ek hoop gebeur. Goeters en dinge wat amper gebeur het.

Hierdie blog gaan foto’s hê.

Wie hou nou van ‘n leesboek sonder prente? Selfs al is dit net ‘n lynskets op die voorblad of ‘n foto van die skrywer op die agterblad. Ek is gaande daaroor om ‘n boek met iets visueels te assossieer. Wat sou boeke soos Ikarus of Koors wees sonder Deon Meyer wat agterop vir jou kyk. Hoe anders sou Harry gelyk het sonder die bekende boekomslae van die Harry Potter-reeks? Sketse en foto’s verander die vlieënde gedagte-spoke in figure en karakters.

Hierdie blog gaan partykeer wel deurdag wees en ander kere effe deurmekaar.

Ek gaan uiting gee aan gedagtes wat rondhol. Boeke wat onlangs gelees is, gaan bespreek word. Flieks gaan aangehaal word. Hopelik gaan nuwe karakters geskep word. Dalk gaan DIY-projekte ‘n blog post of twee oorheers.Ek sal dalk skryf oor die blomme in ons tuin, of die op die berg. Ek gaan dalk nostalgies raak as ek ‘n koeksister eet en een-of-ander resep uit ‘n kas gaan grou en dit met julle deel. Wie weet wat gaan gebeur??

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Blomme by die suidersee.

Hierdie blog is ‘n leë boek wat gevul moet word en jy het sopas die eerste bladsy gelees.