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18 for 2018


Inspired by the ‘Happier with Gretchen Rubin’ podcast, (Episode 147, here) I have developed my own list of 18 things that I want to try during 2018 – #18for2018.
The invisible task on my list is to focus on my work-life balance, so you may notice that the majority of these are based around my personal life, not my work/school life!

  1. Try a pottery class
  2. Start a compost bin/worm farm
  3. Go to the gym at least twice a week
  4. Ring my 2 best friends once a month (this should not even need to make it to the list, however I’ve been so SLACK!)
  5. Run 3km (not a huge achievement for most, but for this asthmatic, HUGE)
  6. Try one of the self-guided classes at my gym
  7. Read 12 books and document them on GoodReads
  8. Learn conversational French (as you may have read on my blog earlier, I’m teaching French from Year 1-8…oui oui!)
  9. Finalise all name changes from my wedding…
  10. Learn to make kombucha
  11. Run a DoTERRA oils class to teach others about the benefits of using essential oils
  12. Cull my old school supplies – at least the 4 boxes that I haven’t opened since leaving classroom teaching in 2015
  13. Send Christmas cards (in December of course)
  14. Commit to Meat-Free Monday, as much as possible
  15. Continue travelling
  16. Finish the Noah’s Ark quilt that I started while I was still at uni…at least 9 years ago
  17. Take time to appreciate the little things
  18. Walk Tess (my dog) at least once a week (setting the bar low, but aiming for more than once a week)

There you go! Now to place this list somewhere in my home so I see it often to remind me! If you feel like sharing your #18for2018, I’d love to see yours!