January’s Mountains

I shared how I have given myself the challenge of ‘A mountain a month’ and so I thought I’d share, how I was doing….

Mountain 1: Physical Mountain
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Well, I managed the physical mountain. That was great fun, as a group of 13 of us headed out to Chiba prefecture and headed up a mountain. We also found a quintessential little shrine, carved into the rock face of the mountain. So kawaii! (Cute in Japanese)

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Next month:
Hike up Mt Sengenrei.

Mountain 2: Mountain of Weight
This month:
Some progress has been made, but this might take a while.
Next month:
Keep going, try and increase my exercise levels.

Mountain 3: Mountain of Paperwork
This month:
I managed to submit my tax return on time, but it was a challenge to find the necessary documents for it.
Next month:
Find an organisation system that works for me and then start sorting through the papers and filing them.

Mountain 4: Mountains of Photographs
This month:
This is more like a mountain range than just one mounain! I had a super holiday in Vietnam last year, so at the moment I am trying to reduce their number, put the date onto the name. I will keep going, slowly but surely.
Next month:
Complete sorting the Vietnam photos, reducing the numbers to at the most 200! Given we had 2000, that is quite a tall order!

Mountain 6: Mountains of Creative Projects
This month:
A friend and I have given ourselvesthe challenge of Scrapbooking 2 pages a month. This month, I am creating pages of our Vietnam trip, as I am creating a photobook of the trip for ourselves and my parents who travelled with us. I have managed to Scrap the pages, but the photobook has not made much progress.
Next month:
Complete the photobook, so I don’t have to buy another month’s credit.  

Mountain 1: Mountains of Books
This month:
Reading…. hmmm what’s that? 
Next month:
I have given the my Cubs and Beaver pack a readathon challenge for the month of February to raise money for Room to Read. In light of my wonderful recent reading record (I haven’t read a novel since the summer!), I am giving myself the challenge of reading at least 2 fiction books during February.IMG_0813.JPG

Ok- I’m not going to conquer the mountains, if I tackle them at this rate. Granted, small steps- but I need to actually take some steps to make progress! 

February- a fresh start!

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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8 Responses to January’s Mountains

  1. Eek! I forgot the scrapbooking challenge 😬 I’m starting tonight. I even have a page already power planned hahahahaha!! I’ll take. A pic and send it when it’s done. Keep up the good work Cheryl!

  2. Loopylime says:

    Well considering that is 7 mountains tried in month 1- you deserve a pat on the back! I’ve been told this weekend that filling shouldn’t be a mountain and there really is no need for 20+ years of bank statements! Even my dad has burnt his up to 2 years ago! Still not sure how I feel… Someone might ask for them…?! Wilbur smith book is very good – if I have recognised it correctly!

    • Cheryl says:

      Problem is filing becomes a mountain when we would rather be doing something more fun! Oh wait- thanks procrastination again! Regarding my statements- I’m shredding my old statements (most recent one is dated 2009!)and then composting them!
      Thank you for the encouragement and good luck with your filing.πŸ˜‰

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