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Resolutions And Plans For The New Year

Happy 2021! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas despite the restrictions. New Year is always an opportunity to think about the year ahead and make resolutions and plans.

You all already know about our plan to ride across Europe this year. But we have some other plans, too. Some of which we are not quite ready to reveal. All I can say for now is: watch this space.

Making New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t really like the term resolutions. Probably because I rarely keep them for more than a few weeks. So often I have resolved to eat better, exercise more, drink less etc. and fallen back into old habits in a few weeks or a month.

I read from somewhere, sometime that New Year is actually a bad time to start new habits. From personal experience, I have to agree. How are you with New Year’s resolutions? Do you make them and do you keep them? Let us know in the comments.

I’m not alone in making resolutions only to abandon them before too long. The numbers of new members at gyms spike in January. But apparently, 80% of these people quit within five months.

That’s why I prefer to talk about plans instead of resolutions.

Plans For 2021

New Year is a time for resolutions and plans
Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash
Cycling

The biggest plan for this year is obviously the bike ride from Norway to Spain. Now that we are in 2021, it suddenly seems to be so much closer – because it is. And it feels more real.

We, especially me, need to start training for it, get out for some longer rides and find some hills to climb. Richmond is great to begin with, but we are going to need more than that. Ditchling Beacon is already on the list.

For those who haven’t heard of Ditchling Beacon, it is the hardest climb on the route from London to Brighton.

We also need to sort our gear. Tents, sleeping bags, the lot. Recommendations on lightweight equipment very welcome!

Writing

Aside from our cycling plans, I also intend to make 2021 the year I make proper headway getting my books published. Now that I’m ready to release book number one upon the world, I need to decide whether I will self publish or follow the traditional route of finding and agent and then a publisher.

There are pros and cons to both options regarding the speed of getting your work out there, the royalties, the upfront costs and so forth. Let’s just say I have plenty of homework to do.

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Looking ahead, 2021 promises to be an exciting year with big changes and challenges. I look forward to welcoming them all.

What are your plans and resolutions for 2021? We would love to hear from you.

And to finish, should you wish to watch some EVEN MORE spectacular fireworks than above, check out how Sydney and London welcomed in 2021.

Thank you for being here and reading the post.

We look forward to sharing our 2021 journey with you.

Until next time!

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