52 Things - Getting Started

Well the day has arrived.  My aim?  To do 52 things in 2012 that I've never done before.  I'm really excited about it!
It's time to start so what am I going to do first?  I know what I'm like and I have a tendency to go overboard to start and then am unable to keep the momentum going.  So a cautious start but these are all things that may take most of the year to complete:

Watch the Empire Magazines Top 20 Films of 2011 - I'll make a start on these this week.  I'm not a great film goer so haven't seen many new films in the last few years, but this year I'm going to change that.  I've emailed the list round to friends and family to see if I can borrow the DVDS or failing that I'll rent them online or borrow from the library.  The top 20 films are:
  1. Drive
  2. Senna
  3. The King's Speech
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  5. The Artist
  6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  7. True Grit
  8. Bridesmaids
  9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  10. Black Swan
  11. Blue Valentine
  12. The Fighter
  13. Hanna
  14. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  15. The Inbetweeners Movie
  16. Super 8
  17. Incendies
  18. The Tree of Life
  19. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  20. Fast Five
I have to say that I wouldn't bother going to the cinema to see some of these so I plan to get those over and done with and watch them first!

Make 12 Microloans - I will make a start on this today and I'm planning to make 12 loans during the course of the year.  I know there is a risk associated with making these loans but the two companies I'm looking at have a 98% record of full repayment, so the risk is minimal.  I've been aware of microloans for a few years but just haven't got around to doing anything about it so this is the year I do!

Read the Entire Bible (from start to finish) - I've bought a new bible for this and I'll be using the One Year Chronological Bible, which is advertised as "ideal for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the Bible by reading it in the order the events actually happened".  I'm not sure that I can verbalise why I want to do this.  It is more than something I 'think I should do' but I can't put into words what I think that 'something extra' is.

52 Weeks of Mail - is "designed to encourage people to be more intentional about relationships and keeping in touch with friends and family by sending out a card or letter (via snail mail) each week, for a year." If anybody would like to be added to my list of recipients for this, please email me your address (and birthday, if applicable).  The first card will be sent on Tuesday for my nephew's birthday.

Project Life - I've started today with the first of my Project 366 photos.  I won't be putting all of the photos on this blog (as it's not fair on Ced) but I will update copies of the weekly layouts.  The binders and inserts for this are not available in this country until February at the earliest so for the time being I'll just be collecting the information and play catch-up later.

I'll post about things as I do them and will probably do a monthly update.  Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with this Eileen, I'm sure you'll manage it.

  2. sounds as though you are going to be busy. good luck will be fun to see how we all get on
    Love and Hugs

  3. This sounds very ambitious! Congrats to you on being a "do-er" this year; if you accomplish some or most, it's more than you would have done without the written goal. Inspiring!

  4. I'm really looking forward to seeing your reach your goals Eileen, I am intrigued by some so can't wait to hear/see more about them. Tracy x

  5. What a fantastic start! Far more organised than I was.
    I think the letters idea is wonderful and I'd be delighted to be added to your list (will PM you my address). I am also going to try to do the top 20 films again so we could compare notes! I'll keep popping back for updates,
    Ellen x


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