My first resolve for 2015 is to watch, and pay attention to, the BBC World News more. I need to be able to tell Syria from Siberia. Understand where conflicts are proliferating in the world – rather than just being vaguely aware of a list of trouble hotspots.
My second is to try to get my spelling and grammar more under control. I drive David to distraction by relying on him as my spell check and thesaurus, often shouting through to his office “How do you spell…” or “Where should the apostrophe go?” and he shouts back “Don’t start a sentence with a conjunction!” or “Remember a double consonant shortens the proceeding vowel.” At least with all my grammatical errors you can be assured it’s me writing my own posts.
My third is to act my age not my shoe size. I still can’t resist the peer pressure from an 11-year-old (see picture).
My last is to take from those experiences shared for us in the Extraordinary Lives series and try and make a difference – while still staying true to who I am now. I feel I owe it to all those people who have so generously told us their stories.
How might you include a little bit of extraordinary in your life this year?