Here we are …… we made it! The last day of 2018 is upon us with 2019 just waiting to emerge.
Each year at this time I sit down and take time to prepare myself for the year ahead. I change journal/diaries (my own creation) and with that I also write down some of the activities, hopes and goals I’d like to complete in the upcoming year while seeing all the great things I have achieved in the outgoing one. These are pretty loose I have to say and not all of them are huge. I include things like getting a massage, reading a book, writing a letter to a friend – an actual pen and paper one that is 🙂 – along with some ‘work’ things like newsletters, ‘planning’ for homeschooling and blog posts and some more inspirational goals too.
They often aren’t all completed, actually I don’t think I have ever done that, however that is not really the aim. Those that aren’t completed in one year just more on over to the next …….. I have only just framed some cross-stitches I did for the kids after that being on my list for 2 years! Rather my ‘108 Things to do’ serves as a reminder instead of a ‘must do’ list which kinda takes the pressure off while still realizing my hopes and dreams.
You may also think that 108 is an excess amount of things to write down and you’re probably correct if you try to write all 108 at once. However I begin with with all the things I need to carry over (like updating my website so it is phone friendly), then the things I know I’ll be doing (like the monthly family blog) then add to it in drips and drabs along the year. I only came to 108 things to do as I couldn’t get the tables to give me 100 nicely. Then I read in a book how 108 is a sacred number 108 is a sacred number and felt kind of glad it worked out that way 🙂
With that said I’m off to get writing in that journal/diary. I hope this finds you remembering and releasing 2018 with a smile while welcoming 2019 for all the wonderful possibilities it holds.