I had an idea I would post weekly about the new things I’d done that week. Well that only worked for 2 weeks then I forgot to do it, then I felt slightly bad for missing doing it, then I thought I’d put it off until the end of the next week.

Then I remembered that weeks are just a social construct and I can post any time I bloody well like 🙂

But I also thought it interesting to observe what I’ve learned, as that is as important as observing the new things.

So, in no particular order, here Read on “Recent firsts and things I’ve learned”

I’m continuing my attempt to do something new every day. Some days I make it, some I don’t. Sometimes they’re meaningful, sometimes not. Sometimes they may not be actually be new, but meaningful to me.

This week I:

  • Tuesday: went to speed dating (it was huge fun)
  • Wednesday: floated up into bakasana without any effort or stress (this has always been my most challenging yoga pose. I usually hear the name and my eyes tense and my brain starts screaming ‘OMG. You can’t do that. Crap.’ So this was significant.)
  • Wednesday: Listened to Röyksopp (new music for me – and
Read on “This week’s firsts”

I’m trying to do something new-to-me every day. Sometimes they are big, sometimes small. But they challenge me, help me grow and keep life interesting. Some days I don’t, and that’s OK too.

This week…


Practiced treating everyone as if they were already my friend.


Had the mad idea to set up this blog. Of course, I’ve had mad ideas before, I’ve set up blogs before, and I’ve written personal stuff before, but I think it was a pretty big step to put those three things together.


Cycled all the way up Northborne Ave to Barton. Read on “This week’s firsts”