I don't know about you, but I'm already thinking about what 2018 will look like. On a personal level 2017 has been a pretty stellar year, although it's not been without its rough patches, but it feels as though everything was overshadowed by the constant spectre of the news cycle, bringing something bleaker to my timeline every day. Whilst I don't believe that it will be better simply because we draw an arbitrary line between the 31st of December and the 1st of January, there is something very appealing about that fresh start, about the hope that things can get better. Inspired by Jen Carrington's recent Weekly Letter, I've been thinking about what I want my 2018 to include more (and less) of and thought I'd share it here for posterity and as a little reminder so I can look back as the year goes on and try to steer the year in a more positive direction.
I want more...
... time spent on creativity just for the sake of it.
... finishing what I start.
... photos of our little family.
... adventures and time offline.
... hustle in my day job.
... celebrations of the little (and big) moments.
... trying, even if I fail.
... date nights and quality time with Paul.
... cuddles and laughter with Benjamin.
... nurturing of my oldest friendships.
... kindness to my body.
I want less...
... stress about money.
... scrolling for the sake of it.
... fear of launching into something new.
... anxiety about driving.
... to do lists that I'll never finish.
... strict goals and unrealistic expectations.
... spreading myself too thin.
What do you want more (and less) of next year? Will you be making resolutions?