Its now February and haven’t really fully thought about what I want to achieve this year.
Originally not long before I came back to the UK I wanted to get settled in my career and buy my own house, but this is to be shelved as God wants me back in Jerusalem to volunteer for a second season.
1/ Return to Israel and carry over keep the IT systems simple, reliable and effective for a Christian charity in Jerusalem.
2/ Visit sites and learn more about biblical history, not just Israel, I would also like to visit Malta, Turkey and Greece someday. I am single chap, so I may as well make the most of be flexible to do things, as maybe that might not be so possible in the future.
3/ Spend less time on Facebook as it just eats lots of time, its nice to know what friends are doing and plan events and things but I dont really care about a lot of the extras.
4/ Cook more and learn to do Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian type food.
5/ Learn to deal better with my bank stuff, get money into an account that is better suited for overseas working, as my Lloyds TSB bank account charge loads for using debit card and ATM use.
6/ Get some extra IT qualifications, for this year to better serve my employer and for my future.
7/ Renew friendships with different people both in UK and Israel. Also going to a wedding of a good friend who is getting married in Spain which I will visit in May.
8/ Get fitter, I am average weight (12 stone) for my 5ft 10 height, and I do a lot of walking, mainly going around town in Portsmouth and Jerusalem, but I get out of breath running, not sure why. Really its a case of some how do some kind of physio or exercise to get strength back in my arm.
9/ Be better at bible study, I am a lot of below average on biblical knowledge compared to most Christians.
This year has a few sacrifices, I have had to sell my car as its just sitting here and rather let it depreciate in value and find somewhere else to store it again, this is sad as I do really enjoy driving, especially going through the woods to see a friend in Haslemere, close to Guildford, or when I was work driving around the New Forest. Of course, being away from friends and family is another, but I will home in May for a short time whilst I see my sister as her baby is expected then and the above break in Spain.