Lovely Colette just shared a post about this year and it’s inspired me to share my own. It’s my favourite seven blog posts from the year, seven things I’ve loved most from this year and seven things I’m looking forward to in 2021.
At the end of each year I always write a handful of blog posts about the year. Our travels over the last 12 months and how we’ve done with our annual bucket list. They’re all about the things we’ve achieved, everything we’ve done and all our plans for next year too.
But this year is different. This year has been one of reflection, one of simple things and a year that I know we’ll definitely remember for a long time.
And just like that, another year is over. At the start of the year we created a Bucket List of things we would like to do, places we’d like to visit and things we would like to achieve. We’ve done it for the last few years and it’s great for helping us to really get more out of each year.
Eighteen months ago I put together a list of forty things I would like to achieve by the time I reached forty. I thought it would be good to revisit the list and see how I’m getting on.
As part of our Bucket List for the year we’ve decided to start ticking off things from the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list. The children have a few years to go before they reach that magic milestone and I thought it would be a nice way to inspire us to get outside and do more. So here is my list to tick off as the year goes by:
Dave and I have been Harry Potter fans for years and usually each year I’ll read the Harry Potter books and we’ll plough through the movies too. It’s turned into a bit of a tradition. So this year I’ve added something to my bucket list to embrace our love of Harry Potter – exploring some of the Harry Potter filming locations used in the movies.
My lovely friend Lauren tagged me in a post looking back at 2018 – whilst also looking forward to 2019 and everything it has in store for us. I love these kinds of posts as it makes me take a step back, take stock and look at the year, everything it has brought us and the places it has taken us. So here goes:
Last year I wrote a list of 18 aims for 2018 and instead of being things I could really tick off, they were actually things like character traits and lifestyle choices that I wanted to work on. Now that I’ve had a year of working towards those aims, and making little changes instead of resolutions, I thought I’d put together a list of 19 updated aims for 2019. So here goes:
And just like that 2018 is over and what a year it has been. At the start of each year I put together a bucket list of things to achieve, do or learn over the course of the next twelve months and now is the time that I sit down and look at how we’ve done – how much we’ve actually managed to tick off during the last year.