Category: personal challenges

Week 17/2024: Somatic stagecraft

Week of 22 April 2024 It was a quiet week. I had Monday off to recover from the holiday and Thursday was a public holiday. Somatic Stagecraft On Saturday I went to a workshop called Somatic Stagecraft with Jem Nicholas and Bec Tilley. Jem is an Alexander Technique teacher,...

Tasmania reads

Tasmania Reads: Try something new Tasmania Reads week is an annual week of events to promote and celebrate the art of reading across Tasmania. It’s run by Libraries Tasmania and this year’s theme was to “try something new”, which might include reading a new genre, a different author or...

Week 10/2024: Stop clearing the decks

Week of 4 March 2024 At the risk of sounding like I’m turning my learnings from Four Thousand Weeks into a project, I tried one of the strategies in the book this week. Another 4,000 weeks post Stop clearing the decks (part 1) Not clearing the decks is one...

Week 9/2024: Four thousand weeks and counting

Week of 26 February 2024 The last official week of summer included a ‘leap day’, which passed by un-noticed. Sunday was an incredibly windy day and I stayed inside all day. By mid-afternoon I was sick of being stuck inside and went for a walk to the beach. It...

Week 8/2024: Sandstone and dancing

Week of 19 February 2024 I had another busy weekend, doing some cool activities Richmond Open House Richmond was a one-off Open House organised to fit in with Richmond’s bicentenary celebrations running from December 2023 to March 2024. Mumirimina A sobering but important part of this is the Mumirimina:...

Week 7/2024: Theatre and walking

Content warning: Euthanasia Week of 12 February 2024 We had a public holiday on Monday, which was very welcome. I went to see the play Last Cab to Darwin on Wednesday. And on Sunday, Kramstable, Lil Sis and I went in Run the Bridge. A Wednesday night out Last...

Week 4/2024: Tracking my habits

Week of 22 January 2024 I had a full week at work. I tried to focus on moving more, getting more sleep and tracking my habits. Built to move update Last week I wrote about the three things from Built to Move I want to focus on to rebuild...

Week 3/2024: Built to move (part 2)

Week of 15 January 2024 Last week I wrote about embarking on the 10-day Built To Move Challenge, hosted by Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett of The Ready State. This is part 2. Built to Move Challenge The 10 days of this challenge are based on the 10 chapters...

Week 2/2024: Built to move

Week of 8 January 2024 Built to move Back in the middle of 2023, when I was dealing with a painful back injury, I came across the book Built to Move by Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett. I’d seen the book mentioned in a review and it sounded interesting...

Week 1/2024 (part 2): Annual review

Week of 1 January 2024 Annual review: The week after the in-between week I was meant to go back to work this week. To clarify, I was supposed to have last week off, a public holiday on Monday, another day off on Tuesday, and go back to work on...