Why hello, 2010

Happy New Year everyone! Another year done and dusted, another Christmas been and gone. I can hardly believe I’ll have been freelancing for two years in April.

So, what do you hope this year holds for you?

I’m planning to focus my efforts more on issues that matter to me – they all pretty much fall under the topic of ‘environment’. I’m on the hunt for new clients in that broad sector, building on my current experience in engineering and construction. Anything, from sustainable housing to renewable energy. If that’s you, get in touch.

And to bolster my knowledge in that area, I’m excited to be starting an MSc Architecture in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies in March (to complement my BEng in Mechanical Engineering). It’s a distance course from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) (Europe’s leader) and the University of East London (UEL).

The on-site course would be even better, but that would be a bit tricky seeing as I live in Mallorca. On the plus side, Spain is an exciting area for renewable energies, so I’ll get the best of both worlds. I’m also taking the part-time option, which means I can continue to work at the same time.

What else?

I’m going to keep improving my Spanish and work on my German. I’m also going to get more involved with my local Friends of the Earth group (for which I currently volunteer) and finally buy the camera I’ve been thinking of throughout 2009.

Oh, and so many other things but the above are all I’m going to commit to on (virtual) paper for now. What about you?

3 thoughts on “Why hello, 2010

  1. Mine is to finally break into copywriting full time! Did my first piece ever in the summer and the company were very happy.

    Oh yeah, the other one is to shed a kilo or five before October, since I’ll become a married man that month!

  2. Hi Peter – go get ’em!

    Have just read your blog post ‘Stand your ground‘ and I couldn’t agree more. Use the quiet times usefully, whether it’s brushing up on old skills or developing new ones. My website’s in need of a refresh so that’s going to be on my list too.

    Congratulations on your first article and also your forthcoming wedding – great news! Pull on those trainers and pound those streets.

    Helen

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