My Theme for 2018….Growth

2017 was a big year for me.  I left my job and embarked on the uncertain and exciting adventure of a portfolio career.  And it has been some adventure.  When I look back over the past twelve months, I can see that it has been a year of change.  So, as I look ahead to 2018 and where I would like to be in another twelve months, the word that keeps coming to mind is growth.  2017 was a year of firsts and trying new things (my first marathon; life without a fixed salary); 2018 is going to be a year of building, growing, improving, and focusing.

18 in 2018…
I borrowed this idea from the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast.  Rather than just listing lots of things I know I won’t stick to past 4th January, I wanted to put together a set of goals I actually wanted to do next year, that I think are achievable and challenging, and that are going to make my life better in some way.  There are a mix of work, personal and professional goals on there and I’m sure I’ll add more as the year goes on.

  1. Run 1,000 miles
  2. Run a half-marathon in 1hr40
  3. Do yoga everyday in January
  4. Eat more plants – go vegan for a month
  5. Eat more healthily – give up sugar for a month
  6. Complete a one-month no-spend challenge
  7. Have a monthly “interesting people” dinner club
  8. Read at least 24 books
  9. Learn to code
  10. Write a draft of a book
  11. Qualify as a yoga teacher
  12. Start saving into a pension again
  13. Do one new thing/go to one new place every month
  14. Do my first GA talk
  15. Run my first coaching workshop
  16. Work with a coaching/portfolio career mastermind group
  17. Write something every day
  18. ????

All that’s left for me to say is HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Have a wonderful time, however you’re celebrating.  Make 2018 your year.