Friday, 28 June 2013

On the 2nd of January I posted a list of things to achieve in 2013. At the time it seemed an insurmountable challenge and it's true there have been moments when I never thought I'd even come close to crossing off half of the stuff I'd written. Well, I figured 6 months later and 2.5 days before I leave for Trans-Can 2013 its time for a well overdue update...

2013 is shaping up to be a pretty big one. This year I will.........(drum roll please):

 1. Present my work at ASLO conference, New Orleans  
Smashed it, had a great time - no idea what I was so stressed about.

2. Finish my thesis 
Errrr sort-of, lets call it 85% done. You can't polish a turd, but you can roll that shit in glitter. AKA formatting and a discussion await my return (apparently BRB.... is not an acceptable way to conclude a thesis). 

3. Become Dr Owen
HAHAHAHA. Believe that when it happens.

4. Run the London Marathon
BOO-YA! 4 hours 48 minutes and I did not walk a single step. I retained all my toenails and learnt how to use a she-pee. Possibly the proudest I have ever been of myself. The running, not the peeing standing up.  

5. Cycle across Canada
Ohgodohgodohgodohgod I need to start packing.

6. Emigrate
On hold. See number 2. 

7. Turn 30
Delayed indefinitely. 

8. Lose all dignity during the Polar Bear Plunge
Coming soon. 

9. Raise £10,000 for cancer research and support
When I started all this, my plan was to try to raise at least £5,000 before I set off across Canada. I never ever dreamed I would get this far so quickly. Aim high, whats the worst that can happen. 

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