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I'm pleased to say I am halfway through a Spanish course and while I didn't complete a 10k, I did many a 5k parkrun in my new location - I had to relocate for the new job). As well as joining the DDC and being on the Academic & Research Libraries Group for London & South East, I also joined the London Information and Knowledge Exchange Committee (LIKE), helping to put together last year's conference on social media. Last year's decision to say no more often led to me volunteering to help with LIKE's next conference and to take part in the Library Leadership Reading Group. While this wasn't the intended consequence it does help me feel like I am contributing rather than just taking.
So for 2013, it's still early days. I'd like to stay involved and I hope that I stay motivated and committed enough to take up opportunities when they arise. The job element is quite frightening and who knows where that will take me. I'd also like to use my time outside of work more wisely to benefit other elements of my life so will be looking at ways I can do this - I'm hoping 2013 will be a calm, peaceful but enjoyable year.