|Our December 2016 in Instagram photos|
I came pre-prepared for this question thanks to a great Bullet Journal group that I'm on. A few days ago someone suggested a '2017 Bingo' spread and I just had to do it - I don't do a Lot of spreads in my journal, but something about this one really struck a chord with me and I felt like it was a fun, different way to have some year-long goals.
I wanted to make them achievable, and ones that I would manage to achieve some through the year, and some at the end, but none that I could just do outright. I wanted to have to work a little for them but not make them unobtainable.
So my goals are, as above, re-read all of the Harry Potter books, maintain by bullet journal until the end of June and, then, until the end of December, wear makeup for one day every week for a month (ok so that's only four times in a month but that's more than I'm managing at the moment), start to crochet a blanket made with 'Willow' squares, plan and write the first and then second chapters of my novel, practice brush lettering at least once a week every week for a month, read 50 books, and then try for 75, earn £50 on survey sites, read some books on gentle parenting, start, and finish, a chevron blanket for Oliver, win 5 competitions and crochet some amigurumi.
I know none of these goals are huge, if anything they show how small my life has become. But you know what? That's ok. My life Is small because I am ill and going out, and doing things is hard and I am struggling with it. I do hope to leave the house a little more this year (Really wouldn't be hard to do more than last year), I have obvious hopes and dreams for the boys, I would like to lose some weight, I would love to do more than I've put in this chart. But these are my small goals that, if put together, can make some decent accomplishments.
I hope that 2017 brings myself and my family happiness. I hope for some answers for the medical stuff and I hope to be able to just keep on enriching my life, and my families lives, in the small ways that I can manage. A big step, with chronic illness, is accepting your limitations but then building new hopes and dreams within them rather than just giving up on having hopes and dreams at all. This year that's my focus.
I am tagging a couple of friends in the tag, only two as a lot of my friends have already been tagged, or already done it:
Jade from: http://www.mummieswaiting.com/
Elyse from: http://www.sweetelyseblog.com/