Welcome to 2017 love! How’s your head this morning? I hope you waved 2016 off with a bang and hugged those you love most!
I absolutely love fresh starts! It’s so nice to have a clean plate, and whilst I try not to view Jan 1 as a must-do for resolutions and fresh plans, I do so love clearing the slate and having a brand new planner to make messy and fill with joy!
That said, I don’t believe in resolutions. In fact, I actively try to avoid them. There’s just something about them that’s almost asking you to trip yourself up! Instead, I try to have a word for each year instead. Last year was Progress. This year? It’s Inspire!
I want to
It’s also my 30th birthday this year. Yes, I know I’m trying to avoid thinking about it too! But, because of that, I’ve decided to set myself some challenges. 17 to be exact. One for every month from now until I turn 31 in May 2018…
Create a book club with friends, new and old
Finish the first draft of the book
Create a guide for SE QLD
Create a Simpkins family newsletter to send out at Christmas
Design a personal Christmas card with time to print and send out!
Write at least one freelance article a month
Host an adventure dinner party
Improve my photography skills
Try Reformer Pilates
Read one non-fiction book per quarter
Go on at least 6 road-trips
Go to a winery for a weekend
Go for nightly neighbourhood walks
Eat Whole 30 for at least 2 weeks
Hike Mt Warning
Start a supper club with friends
Bake at least once a month
These are all things that I love, that challenge and inspire me! I’ve even created an inspiration board (check it out!), which I’m going to keep adding to throughout the year!
Just because I’ve set myself these challenges, doesn’t mean I won’t be here. I’ll still be keeping up with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday posts – plus the odd special one thrown in here or there – from January 9! But I want to know – is there anything you particularly want to see? More personal posts? More fashion? More beauty? Whatever it is, I would love you to leave a comment and let me know!
Until January 9, friend….