Ooh! Look! A list!

It’s the New Year. A time to reflect on what I did last year (good grief! Was it really that much?), and to have a think about what 2017 might be like. For those of you that know me, I love a good list. I’ll make a list about anything – jobs to do on a particular day, things I’d like to teach, movies I want to watch, as many famous Finnish people as I can think of….

So I thought I’d make a list of things I’d like to make happen in 2017. In no particular order. Who knows if they will happen….

  1. Learn Bach’s sixth cello suite. I haven’t really done this properly. Ever. It’s really hard.
  2. Garden more. I love being able to stick my hands in the dirt. I don’t do it enough.
  3. Stop getting angry about the state of music education in this country to the point that it makes me cry.
  4. Be able to do urdhva dhanurasana in a yoga class. (It’s ‘wheel’ pose for those of you who don’t know your sanskrit.) Also I need to stop shirking backbends…
  5. Fly in a helicopter. Just once.
  6. Laugh more and worry less.
  7. Go to England to see old friends and my family over there and eat lots of Lion Bars, Topic Bars and Revels that haven’t spent ages in shipping containers.
  8. Be able to stop a bit more. I am terrible at this. As in NOT work, or practise, or send emails.

And that’s it, I think. There’s probably other things. I could hope for world peace, I guess, but I think it’s going to need more that me working on that to fix things. I’ll just stick to music teaching. And I’d like the government to be a bit more responsible, honest and human-like – but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I’ll just stick to my 8 things….

Here goes….