I thought of doing some resolutions but really what is the point? By the 3rd I had already broken ‘no chocolate’, ‘no fried food’, ‘exercise every day’, and a few other default type resolutions so I’ve been thinking more about things I would like to aim for and work towards this year to be a thought now and something I can look back on at the end of the year and either laugh at myself or tick as achieved!
I would like to go to more movies! I always aim to go to see more films on the big screen but either I don’t organize to go with anyone or want to go but can’t be bothered with the idiots who you have to put up with, etc. So now, if possible, I will only go to the Grosvenor or GFT to avoid the prats. I was surprised to total up last year and see that I’ve only seen 6 movies at the cinema, so it should be easy to improve on. Also, I’ve been given a GFT membership which knocks £1 off admission and is just enough incentive to get me back into the habit.
Similarly, I would like to see more live music. Live gigs are fantastic (but again you have to suffer the idiots who think that they will somehow get more out of the music if plastered)! I already have tickets for a concert in May and plan to go to at least two gigs in Celtic Connections… but if anyone has suggestions for concerts they are looking for someone to go to then let me know.
Be able to play Bass with some confidence. I started to learn electric bass guitar earlier this year and really haven’t put enough effort into it. I have never been able to play any musical instrument or to read music or know anything about music theory and I don’t intend or aim to be a breath-taking musician. However, even the little that I have learned has helped my VJing stuff simply by adding more attention to what is happening musically and not just following the words/tune. So I would like to know more, practice more and be able to at least be a back up player for a church band by the end of the year.
VJing – I do enjoy VJing and Visualist work (which I define more widely as having an overall visual design for an event than VJing which is more about mixing videos during an event). The main regular event for this is the Deeper services at St Silas, but I have done a couple of under-18 club nights this year, and worship events out with St Silas. My aim for this year is to get better at the practicalities involved in this – we struggle a lot with the current software so may well change it, and also need to spend a lot more money on equipment so I need to find more paid-for gigs to build up a budget. Lastly on this topic to post more on the Christian Visualist blog and try to make more contacts with the others I know doing the same sort of thing worldwide.
Use Time better – I need to make more effort to meet up with and keep touch with friends and family, by the end of the year I should really have gone to my sisters and even better if I manage to visit all the MacLeod clan in Lewis. A proper holiday is always in the back of my mind but I really don’t think I will change enough about myself to make that happen.
Church & Faith – I have nothing to say about that for now, so perhaps the aim should be to have something more to say about it.