I recently had various compliments on photos I’ve taken, which is always very gratefully appreciated. However, having a nice camera does not make someone a good photographer, and I need to reduce the ratio of dud-photos to good-shots and work out how I can improve my skills further.
I want to get better, more confident, and more natural when it comes to public speaking, in particular, I want to learn to modulate my voice – speaking clearly, forcefully, quietly, and clearly, forcefully and loudly are skills that I wish came naturally to me – unfortunately like most people, raising my voice means shouting, and lowering my voice means whispering. This doesn’t have to be.
Learn to cook
There’s a difference between feeding oneself effectively, and being able to serve a meal to friends. I’m quite good at the former, but I aspire to the latter.
Develop upper body strength
Hiking and cycling have helped my leg muscles become quite strong, but I still have the arms and hands of someone who works in front of a keyboard everyday.
Do more cool stuff.
2012 involved doing lots of fun, cool things. 2013 should be just as good, if not better. Find out what’s fun, what’s achievable, and give it try.