5 Summer Plans

It’s summer…the sun is shining…perfect time to set some goals!

Thanks to a friend of mine, I’ve decided to get involved with #GetGoodSummer – a project to accomplish five targets over the next ten weeks.

Alongside other bloggers and interesting people, the idea is to strive to achieve the aims in between the last Thursday of June and the first Thursday of September, keeping you lot in the loop in the process.

We try to egg each on, give some comments (usually in support), shamelessly copy each other and aim to inspire each other to complete our aims.

So, after thinking it through, here’s my five goals for #GetGoodSummer. Wish me luck!

1. Learn the book of Philippians

We are leading on a camp for 11-14 year olds in the summer and are teaching through the book of Philippians in the New Testament. Some of my friends have commented on how worthwhile it is to commit a book of the Bible to memory  and seeing as I’ll be speaking on a passage from it, it will be awesome to try and soak in the words of this epic letter. Four chapters of rich theology, intricate connections and carefully crafted argument? Bring it on!

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2. Cook a Singaporean dish from scratch

It’s five years since the best food day of my life – following a local Singaporean friend around her home city, sampling every dish she could find. I would absolutely love to try out my own version of laksa or rojak or satay… yum yum!

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I have no idea what this is but it tastes great!

3. Learn to skip (!)

There has to be a place in here for something random, but after being totally embarrassed by the skills of “Skippy John” (actual name) when he visited our school this week, I need to take action. I couldn’t even twirl the rope, let alone skip over it. Now I have a baby girl I’m going to need to become familiar with this vital life skill and besides, if it’s good enough for top sportsman, then it ought to be good enough for me!

4. Be able to play Layla on the guitar

I first heard this song on my Dad’s “Classic Air Guitar” album and thought it was awesome. Sure, I’ve got an acoustic guitar, not an electric. Sure, my fingers have no speed or dexterity. But, I’m up for the challenge!

5. Challenge (and beat) three new people at Table Tennis

This is officially the greatest sport in my life at the moment (even better than football!) but I can’t find the time to play it. I want to improve my skills at it so finding some new challengers will be a useful ploy. I can imagine I may need to find more than three people though as most of them will beat me!

Need a new challenge!

Need a new challenge!

And that’s that. Five goals. Ten weeks.

If you want to get involved, simply copy the link from below, post your comments and get to work!

3 Comments

  1. … and everyone said mine were ambitious! Committing a book of the bible to memory, learning to skip AND learning to play Layla?! Respect to you, Sir! Good luck and looking forward to seeing how you get on! #GetGoodSummer

    • Joe

      June 30, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Thanks! Not sure how well they’re going to go down. It’s always the one you’re least passionate about which gets forgotten…could be bye bye skipping! Yours look great though. It’s the time commitment which is hard. Will be great to see how you get on 🙂 #GetGoodSummer

  2. Welcome to the party Joe! And wow! What a set of goals! Can’t wait to see how you get on… Particularly with the skipping… Photographic evidence is a must! Looking forward to cheering you on! See you Thursday! #GetGoodSummer

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