Six whole weeks before our 2018 Project 52 kicks off! So far I have laid most of the groundwork for creating a travel-related outing for 52 weekends. This ever so little foundation is a pretty good start. The groundwork consists of me working out the ‘how’s’.
- How am I going to work everything out?
- How am I going to blog about the project?
- How am I going to convince Calvin this project is just what he needs to complete his life!
So far, I have started with the easy ‘how’s’. Like how am I going to organise the travel details? I decided the best plan was to keep it simple, and I have split my “Travel Recipe Book” into four categories:
- Day road trips
- NZ long road trips
- International Trips
Now, I had to add number 4, mostly because I know we have at least two international flights lined up for 2018, and those are planned travels. If I don’t account for international outings, either personal or work-related – I will fail to complete the 52-weekend challenge. And failure my friends is not an option I am not open too.
Rule number one in project management: ALWAYS count on something unexpected cropping up! The unexpected is ALWAYS expected – this way even if something out of the blue pops up, you can adjust and continue on the planned track seamlessly.
In regards to the question, how am I going to blog about the project? I decided at least in the planning stages; I will blog once a week – at this stage, I am thinking every Monday (New Zealand time). I will, of course, rethink the frequency once the project is in full swing – but at a minimum, again at least one post once a week even during the project sounds like a feasible option in our busy lives.
I still haven’t worked out my how to ‘Calvin’ issue – but after this long, I am sure I will be able to iron out that issue once I put my mind to it. And anyway, that’s a post in its self LOL! Til next week my friends, when the countdown to the start date is one week nearer!