My 18 before 2018 list

A couple of weeks ago I sat down and started to write a list of 18 things I want to do/finish before 2018.

I wanted to write a blog post for it, but because of a nasty cold, it took me a while. Here is my list, with progress update πŸ™‚

1. A beautiful, decluttered office
didn’t happen yet because too sick to do it, but REALLY want to get that done over the next couple of weeks

2. Take my husband to Disneyland Paris
This was my 20 years together gift for my husband. We were sick the day we were supposed to go, now we will hopefully go somewhere in December.

3. A 5 movie date with my husband
We love to go to the cinema, and epic all day dates are always awesome πŸ™‚ Probably going to happen in December when we go see The Last Jedi πŸ™‚

4. Set up my office altar
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5. Make movement a priority
Writers sit on their ass a lot. Time to get up and move. I am going to set movement alerts on my Fitbit. It reminds me every hour in a certain time span to get up and move. Yoga, dancing, going out for a walk, anything is possible πŸ™‚

6. Write about aromatherapy
Aroma therapy has made my life so much better. I have my favourite scents, know when to use what. I want to write a blog post about it now πŸ™‚

7. Publish a book of Elfjes and doodles
Am selecting the Elfjes (11 word poems), will make my five minute doodles when the Elfjes are known πŸ™‚

8. Make a test set of my oracle deck
The card fronts are finished, am working on the texts. When the cards are done, I will do some free readings with it on social media (probably Instagram), and then sell it in 2018.

9. BaCA second draft
This is a non-fiction book on creativity πŸ™‚ And the second draft is done! I am so happy πŸ™‚ Finished editing the last chapter yesterday. Going to bring it to final in January, and then its off to the editor.

10. No spend November
So far, so good πŸ™‚

11. Surprise my husband for his birthday
Said birthday is in November, still working on the surprise.

12. Win NaNoWriMo
Running way behind, but I am hopeful as I once wrote a novel in 10 days πŸ™‚

13. Pick a word of the year 2018
Am mulling about some, will post my final pick at the end of December πŸ™‚

14. Blog daily in November
So far, so good πŸ™‚

15. Make my t-shirt shop
This is a biggie! I have had designs ready for years! Too chicken shit to do anything with it. This is my chance to be BRAVE.

16. Learn to play Radiohead’s Creep
In July I started to learn to play the ukulele. I had never played a string instrument before. The first months were mostly about learning chords and growing calluses on my fingertips πŸ˜€
I am very close to finishing this one, I can strum and fingerpick the chords, only one chord change is still hard, so I am making this a daily practice, just training my right hand with the chords.

17. Finish reading 52 books before the end of the year
Am at 49 now, and am close to finishing one. Always read several books at once, and have added audiobooks to the mix πŸ™‚ I am tracking my progress on Goodreads.

18. Finish my current art journal and film it for Youtube
I have a youtube channel and I want to start regular posts on there. Time to get out of my introvert cave and share my work πŸ™‚

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