I want to do this!

Make 2017 my Best Year Yet!

  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-26 18:17:28

    already 1/2way thru the year

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  • BeingBryn
    BeingBryn Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-26 11:27:41

    The first half of my 2017 was mostly consumed with launching a business. This is incredibly exciting to me, and it's been a lot of work. I am just starting to breathe easier.

    I lost my grandmother a few weeks ago, and I was very sad about it. I loved her a lot and I know how lucky I was to have her around for so long! I also know she's in a better place now, and I'm starting to feel happy about the memories I have instead of sad about her loss.

    I think this is a great year so far. I do want to branch out and focus on more of my other goals, including ones that are about enjoying life to the fullest!

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    • citrus
      citrus Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-26 12:00:56

      @BeingBryn Do let us know more about your new business! I am - and was - sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. As I recall you wrote letters to her. I find that very endearing and inspiring.

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  • imadreamer
    imadreamer Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-18 16:43:58

    The first half of 2017 has been hellish. I bit off more than I could chew studying for a Masters and a new job. I had a house to sell and that was really tough going. But it has sold now! Also I've one third finished my debut album and hope to complete it this year. Although financially there's a ways to go, generally my previous money worries are over thanks to the house sale (finally!). So if I can keep up with the studies and mend my fragile health, 2017 could be a very good year.

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    • BeingBryn
      BeingBryn Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-26 11:24:44

      @imadreamer I'm sorry things have been tough. BUT HEY. The year isn't even half over yet! And congratulations on the house sale! May this be a turning point into more joy and better health in 2017!

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  • cia007
    cia007 Doing 7 cheers 2017-06-12 03:35:10

    Working on 2017!

    2016 was horrible. Multiple deaths and illnesses in the family, a painful breakup, health crisis and kiddo with broken leg all made for a yucky second half of the year.

    What have I done to make this year different?

    Booked that trip to Venice...you know what I'm talking about...(cue James Bond theme music)

    Worked on keeping up my yard to the best of my ability

    Re-entered the dating scene, although currently am as free as a bird

    Used a meal/recipe delivery service to learn some new cooking techniques

    Used StitchFix clothing service and a personal stylist- saves me time, money and I look good too!

    Took a few online classes around self-improvement

    What do I still need to do??

    Expand!! This is where I look at acting into a new way of thinking to create new neural pathways that will help me become more of what I desire to be....

    This involves identifying my ideal self, figuring out what she would do differently from today, identify the gap between the now and the future and then take steps to shift to the future. The calendar is my vehicle to make it happen!!

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  • citrus
    citrus Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-05 20:25:53

    Narp. This will not go down in history as my best year. Maybe a transformative year, eventually, but not my best.

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  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 7 cheers 2017-06-03 18:55:48

    was having a good year, a remarkable year, a wonderful year but now

    have suffered a personal heartbreak/loss and am having trouble recovering from it. Just someone who went away. IT hurts.

    it is tainting everything good

    also am quit smoking again, i hadn't in years and 2 weeks ago began again so am glad to be 2 days not smoking but damn that shit is hard, cried for like 3 hours yesterday. The smoking was covering up the pain of the loss so now am really feeling it.

    so, nicotine withdrawal and heartache.. not pretty, lol

    and then yesterday there was a car accident, in aggregate not as bad as it could be, so am trying to access gratitude & all that rot

    but i feel just the heavy sad oppression of the Loss more than anything, you just can't play games with that.

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  • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
    Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-29 23:20:07

    So far it has been! This is my last year in my 40's! Ever since I turned 21 I wanted to be 50! So I am excited for that party in October!

    January- We spent a great chunk of it away camping. Started my #365daysofgrannysquares challenge and my temperature blanket.
    February- we spent another week camping, in outback South Australia crossing off something on my husbands Bucket List.
    March- Another camping trip to a small seaside town with sister in law, and a Girls weekend away with my Bestie!
    April- I spent the first 10 days in Bali and the next week in the desert- outback New South Wales!
    May- Mother's day, Football experience, got offically employed as a "Casual" position at a school ( Banked $300 of that wage for the USA2018 fund) and Minimalist challenge!
    June- Another long weekend camping, another small beach side town, worked my first "Cheif Exam Officer" job for this year, more money for my USA2018 fund!
    October- My 50th Party!
    December- Going interstate to Tasmania for Christmas for 5 weeks, over on the ferry!

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-30 03:35:13

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten thats super interesting why did you always want that?

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      • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
        Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-30 09:16:12

        @ahorrasi want to be 50?
        I dont really know why, it just seems "grown up" to me, and then of course there's that meme saying "If you havent grown up by 50, you don't have to!"
        My brother on the other hand was terrifid of 50, I remember him telling me "he thought he'd be dead by 50" thankfully he is NOT.

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  • citrus
    citrus Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-30 20:05:17

    I have let this slip for a while because I was putting pressure on myself and found it both uncomfortable and unhelpful. Tomorrow is the start of a new month and conceivably a new set of goals but I am not sure if I will list them. Things are so uncertain right now in the home and I am still searching for meaningful work. I think I will take it one step at a time. Listing 10 things to work on during the month is not going to help me at this point.
    This does not take away from the general goal of making this year my Best Year Yet.

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  • BeingBryn
    BeingBryn Doing 5 cheers 2017-04-27 17:50:53

    Well... So far this has been a great year. BUT...

    When I began this year, I wanted FUN to be my one-word theme. I didn’t know what would happen with work, and I knew I might be working hard, so I wanted to remind myself to have a good time.

    My work aspirations ARE coming to pass. I have an exciting and busy new role. And I’m working a LOT. I know that if I'm not careful, the stress is going to get to me.

    I’m really failing on most of my resolutions. And I’m kind of sucking at FUN.

    I’m giving up the β€œlearn Spanish” goal. I am learning so many things this year because of the job.

    I’m changing β€œbe active in local political groups” although I will still make calls to senators, donate to worthy campaigns, and show up to an event now and then.

    I’m also giving up on the Internet limit goal. I worry about spending too much time talking to people, but I’ve come to the epiphany that it’s actually a strength. It’s a big reason why I’ll succeed at the new work thing. When I don’t know something, I can always think of someone to ask!

    One really good thing, though, is that I’ve started going to the gym a couple of times a week and lifting weights with a friend at work.

    I’ve decided to focus on 10 of my goals from my Life Goals List. And once I have one finished, I’ll put another one on my list. ..

    I’m going to think about this a little more and figure out which 10. And some of them are going to be... FUN.

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  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-17 03:52:26

    I like the idea of this goal. And for more than a conditional reason; i want it to be THE BEST YEAR in spite of what $ was earned, what friends were made, what inches were lost - IE without the dreary belt-notches we always crave to give our lives meaning.

    I want it to be the Best Year Ever because enthusiasm was had, lessons were learned, challenges were mastered, things were achieved, limits were crossed, and consciousness was there rooting for everything as it came.

    In the end: awareness. Awareness and acceptance, ergo, Best Year Yet.

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