2018: Eighteen Things I’d Like To Do This Year

Happy 2018!  I’m not really  making resolutions with this post so much as simply making a list of things I’d like to do in the new year. We can still call it the new year if we’re only ten days into it, right?

When I wrote my post on the 18 books I’d like to read in 2018, I referenced this podcast post (and I even listened to it!) over on Gretchen Rubin’s site.  Today, I’ve decided to share my 18 with  you.

My 18 Items For 2018:

  1. Read (at least) 18 books
  2. Lose 18 pounds
  3. Get a new kitchen table
  4. Guard my heart from negativity and drama (sorry, I know it’s vague)
  5. Clean out the basement
  6. Clean out the inside of the computer desk
  7. Add another garden area to the front yard
  8. Buy fresh flowers for the table once a month
  9. Post a Happy Homemaker Monday post every week
  10. Do one thing each month to get ready for next Christmas
  11. Complete a sugar-free challenge
  12. Join in the monthly weekly Facebook group photography challenges at Live, Love, Snap
  13. Go on a fun summer vacation, maybe a return to Colorado or South Dakota
  14. Make our house feel like a home again (vague again, I know…)
  15. Walk in another 5K
  16. Clean my email inbox out monthly (prefer weekly but I’m being realistic)
  17. Get rid of 18 things we don’t love/use each month (4-5 things a week)
  18. Go on at least 2 nature walks/outdoor bird-watching adventures a month

As you can tell, some of my items are super concrete and others are a bit vague and more ideals than actual things to check off on a list. Do I think I’ll actually do all the things on this list? Probably not but hopefully, I’ll do more of them than if I hadn’t bothered to make a list at all.

I may blog here and there about the items listed as the year continues. And it may take me more than one try (ahem, my first sugar-free challenge of the year may have ended in a blazing chocolate coated defeat) to complete some of these items.

What do you think of the idea of making a list of 18 things for 2018? Would you or have you made one? I’d love to hear what’s on your list!

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12 thoughts on “2018: Eighteen Things I’d Like To Do This Year

  1. Rebecca L Knox

    I love this idea, Jean…the whole 18 thing in 2018! Awesome! Do you mind if I steal some of your ideas? Especially love the guarding your heart from negativity and drama (amen to that!!!) and doing one thing each week to get ready for Christmas! What a great idea!!! As for your nature walking/bird watching adventures, I sure hope Prairie State Park makes your list this year! Awesome post! Love it!!! Have a blessed day! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      Not at all, I think the Holiday grand plan that one of the HHM blogs follows actually does a “Rudolph Day” on the 25th of each month but I’m not sure if it starts as early as January. Certainly do hope to get out your way this year 🙂 Hope you are having a great Thursday and not sitting in the same rainy/sleety/icy mix that’s currently moving through KC.

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, an adventure sounds perfect and like a wonderful thing to dream about as the next round of yucky weather passes through our area here.

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