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  1. Keith warner
    January 20, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    Hi tom,
    Hope it goes well for you,my resolution this year is to get on my bike and ride,so I’m in the process of selling stuff,quitting my job,I’ve set a date of 10th April,booked a flight to helsinki,from there it’s a tour of old communist Eastern Europe,oh and I’m 47 and this will be my first big tour! It’ll either work or it won’t.
    Keith warner

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    • Tom Allen
      January 22, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

      That should be fascinating. Planning a Soviet-themed tour myself…

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  2. Mike Greer
    January 20, 2015 @ 2:54 pm

    Good luck with Resultions for 2015 . I look forward to reading the results !
    As for being homeless I thoroughly enjoyed being just that from 2000 to 2008 . Travel ( in Europe ) hitching and bikeing . So good luck with the journeys that brings ! Enjoy ! Must admit to a touch of the GreenEyed Monster !

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  3. James
    January 27, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    Impressive stuff Tom. A book a week? I hope they’re Penguins! I must sat that this post resonates on a number of levels. Best of luck with all of your goals this year. Hope to see you in Clitheroe.

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  4. Meraid Griffin
    January 27, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

    Great post. Nothing like making a public statement to spur you on. My employer (Me) needs a kick up the arse.

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    • Tom Allen
      January 28, 2015 @ 12:20 am

      Absolutely. External accountability works wonders for motivation! (So far this month I’ve read 4 books and can sit, paddle, catch waves and just about pop up on a surfboard!)

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      • Meraid Griffin
        January 28, 2015 @ 7:27 am

        Happy surfing Tom. 🙂

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        • James
          January 28, 2015 @ 10:39 am

          Brilliant Tom, really well done. Sounds like you’re getting your work / life balance in order early doors… Read on!

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  5. Ed
    January 30, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    This was interesting reading as after almost 4 years away with no fixed abode I am back in the UK trying to sort out my stuff, both literally by rediscovering what I have in storage and deciding what to do with myself long term!

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  6. Martin
    February 6, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    Hope you have a great year Tom. I made the same reading related goal this year (a book a week), and I think it’s probably going to be the one I benefit from most. As with you, it’s about building structures into your life that help you do the things you want to do.

    I also sympathise with the need for a second blog. You a fairly prolific writer so I’m sure you’ll manage to keep two running as well writing the occasional book!

    Really looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year.

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  7. Merlene Campbell
    March 13, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

    I was actually amazed at how similar our goals were for 2015! I love the idea of the book club! I set the goal to read a book per month last year and I managed to exceed it so hoping to beat last years total! You’ve inspired me to start my own blog!

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