2008 Year of Learning

2008 is going to be my year of learning and not just because I am going to back to uni to study Information Architecture, which in a weird way I am looking forward to. But also because I am going to learn about my body and mind. I am determined to continue with a routine exercise path and to truly become fit. At the moment I am no where near as fit as I could be, and in the process hopefully lose a few more kilos. Not too much I don't intend to get really skinny or go crazy but more just firm up some of my more flabbier parts. I lost a few kilos on our holiday which I didn't expect at all but I guess walking about 8 hours a day did do something despite the daily intake of sausages, schnitzel, gelato and the like, and I feel good for it. I think this has been the impetus I need to keep going. That and being puffed walking up steep steps in Salzburg.

On the mind front, I want to understand who I am and what makes me tick. Not to mention come to terms with my depression. My depression has been one area of my life I have not been happy with how I have handled it. Despite my knowing full well that there is nothing to be ashamed about etc etc I do still find it hard to open up about it. Anyway, my path to self discovery has been helped along in recent days by beginning to read the book The Introvert Advantage which I found out about on Marcy Phelps' blog Power Networking for Introverts and a colleague lent me a copy. I always knew I was an introvert but even after reading about 50 pages or so I have already learnt so much more about myself particularly about how I cope in social situations and why I act the way I do.

Been updating

I have just been updating the RSS feeds in my Bloglines account so I thought it only fitting that I update my blog as well. Going through the Top 1000 subscribed blogs, a feature of Bloglines Beta, it was nice to see so many blogs by Librarians or Library's. I was surprised to see so many blogs about knitting though. I knew this craft was big, but I didn't expect knitters to be bloggers as well.

On the holiday front, I have finally created a brief (if you can call 637 photos brief) version of our happy snaps and they are slowly being added to my Flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55078544@N00/). Continually going over the photos is wonderful as each time I remember something that I had otherwise forgotten and I am transported back to that time and place.

Thank goodness for Bloggers automatic saving function. I would have just lost everything I had previously written. I am still learning this blogging game. I will get better soon I know. Hopefully then I will learn how to include photos.