52 in 14: The List

Taking inspiration from Lady Kell’s 52 things in 52 Weeks as well as Lifehacker’s post on
challenges to make 2014 more productive, I decided to give this thing a go,
It’ll be interesting to see how many of the 52 I actually manage!

As an incentive for every challenge I complete, I’ll move an extra ten pounds into my
savings, for a possible total of £520.

Anyway, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my 52….

Red = To Be Completed
Current Progress = Blue
Green = Finished

1. Put one pound away each day of the year, ten pound every week of the year, and twenty pounds every month of the year
2. Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge
3. Save all coins over £2 and under 5p for 52 weeks.
4. Pay all my debt

5. Read one book every week for 52 weeks (2/52)
6. Before buying any new books, Finish all of the following books that I have bought but am yet to read or finish: (0/7)
– The Nights Dawn Trilogy Books 2 and 3 – The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God – and the associated short story collection ‘A Second Chance at Eden’ all by Peter F Hamilton
– Ancillary Justice by Ann Lecke
– The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
– The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
– The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson
7. Write a short review of each finished book. (2/52)
8.  Read at least one non-fiction book a month (0/12)
9. Re-read A Song of Ice and Fire from the beginning to refresh my memory for the Winds of Winter (0/7)
10. Actually try and do NaNoWriMo this year

Video Games
11. Complete all video games bought in 2014 (1/8)
12. Complete at least 20 of the 68 games in my Steam Library (1/20)
13. Finish at least 3 of the following games started in 2013 (0/3)
– Deadpool
– Lego Marvel Super Heroes
– Lego Lord of the Rings
– Sonic Generations
– The Walking Dead Season 1

14. Make the most of my Cineworld unlimited card by seeing at least 30 films in the cinema this year (7/30)
15. Watch 12 Non-English language films. (0/12)
16. Watch 12 2014 Oscar or Bafta nominated films (4/12)
17. Watch at least 100 of the 600 films in my collection. (18/100)
18. Review each of these films in at least a single paragraph (16/?)

19. Watch the first series of the following: (0/5)
Young Justice
– Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
– The Wire
– Hell on Wheels
– Rome
20. Finish watching at least three of the following previously started TV shows: (0/3)
– Boardwalk Empire
– Eastbound and Down
– Defiance
– The Borgias
– Farscape
21. Rewatch all series and specials of ‘NuWho’ (2/7)

22. Go skiing
23. Go diving
24. Go to Amsterdam (Booked)
25. Go somewhere I’ve never been in the UK
26. Go somewhere I’ve never been overseas

27. Run 10 Miles a Week to make 520 Miles this year (36.3/520) and Run 10 Miles in a Single Run/ (0/1)
28. Swim 25 Miles this year (0/25)
29. Fix my bike/get a new bike and cycle 750 miles this year (0/750)
30. Run Tough Mudder in under 2 Hours and a Quarter Booked
31. Do 15 Sit Ups and 15 Press Ups a night for 52 weeks (975/10920)
32. Win at least one game of Squash against Rob, Ben, and Alex (0/3)
33. Climb a 6b route clean
34. Go climbing outdoors at least three times (0/3)

35. Reach my target weight of 12 stone (6/35 pounds lost)
36. Go to sleep before midnight for a week straight (0/7)
37. Go to the Dentist for a checkup every 6 months (0/2)

Food and Drink
38. Go one month without each of the following
– Alcohol
– Chips
– Pizza
– Sweets
– Fizzy Drink
39. Drink no more than 1 Fizzy drink a week Only two fizzy drinks since New Year
40. Eat at least two pieces of fruit or veg with each meal
41. Cook one new recipe every month (0/12)
42. Eat one new food item every month (2/12)

Happiness, Well Being and Social
43. Do not be in this job at the end of the year.
44. Find a date for the weddings (0/2)
45. Go on at least 5 dates this year (1/5)
46. Take one selfie every week, in effort to reinforce need for neat and tidy hair and beard. (9/52)
47. Go out socially with friends at least once a month (2/12)
48. Go to the West End and see a show
49. Eat at Dans Le Noir

Language and Skills
50. Learn to play one song in full on the guitar (0/1)
51. Learn to speak one foreign language at a conversational level using this guide  (0/1)

This Blog
52. Update at least once a week with progress reports, book and movie reviews, and selfies per #7, #18, and #46 (9/52)

This one didn’t quite fit, but is here in spirit:

53. Write a new list of 52 in 15.


6 Responses to 52 in 14: The List

  1. Awesome list! I look forward to watching your progress and cheering you on! 🙂

  2. Will you be renewing your efforts for 2015? Join me again with your challenges! 🙂

  3. Pingback: 52in14: A Year in Review | 52in14

  4. Pingback: 15in15: The List | 52in14

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