Hello any remaining readers, my apologies for the length of time between posts! I've had a busier than usual year due to a number of factors, including needing to work full-time for quite a few months. I took my own advice about priorities and dropped anything but the essential.
I have missed my blog so thought I'd update with a post on my 12 in 2 list (12 adventures in 2 years). I may not make the full 12 adventures by the end of 2 years, but I have managed to accomplish 10 fabulous adventures so far (I'll update you on an 11th soon, which is planned for mid-December).
Regardless, if two years ago I had read through the list of adventures I'd get to enjoy, I would have been thrilled! I can thorougly recommend the idea of a 12 in 2 list (or similar) as a way to add regular fun to your life!
Adventure number 10 was an independent week in Sydney. I flew to Sydney to attend a Sub-Editing Fundamentals course at the University of Technology Sydney—a course I've wanted to do for years. While I was there—and as I was on my own—I thought I'd also have some fun with lots of mini-adventures.
Apart from catching planes and trains, staying at the Sofitel, and eating out—which were all adventures for me—I also did lots of walking. I visited:
- Mrs Macquarie's Chair
- Government House
- The Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Hyde Park Barracks
- Hyde Park
- Circular Quay
- The international cruise ship terminal
- The State Library of New South Wales
And a few other highlights:
- Everyone at the Sofitel greeting me with bonjour
- A yoga class at the Sofitel (I really didn't fit in, which was quite hilarious, but the class was fun)
- Sitting reading my book in a ritzy bar and sneaking peeks at a group of young executives glamourously dressed and sipping expensive drinks
- Eggs Benedict and a pot of tea for breakfast at Circular Quay
Every little mini-adventure was thrilling and built my confidence and desire to keep adventuring (no matter how small my adventuring might be!).
View of the Sydney skyline on a walk around the harbour to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales where I browsed for hours then enjoyed a hot chocolate in one of their cafes.
The State Library of New South Wales which I visited on my last evening. I entered late afternoon, enjoyed looking at the amazing Mitchell Room and an exhibition of old war diaries, then left when it was dark and windy—very atmospheric!
12 in 2 list: Original post
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