Silvester Beingasse New Year's Eve

Here’s to 2018

After a – despite our wedding – rather dreary 2016 and a – despite our honeymoon – rather disappointing 2017, 2018 is finally going to be positively eventful year again.

Why is that so?

Well, first of all

I have a feeling

It started in the last weeks of 2017. A strong feeling that the new year would not only be better than the last few but actually a good one. I don’t know where it came from but it’s here and here to stay.

Also, we have plans

A few days ago Mr A and I sat down and put together a list of things we want to do in 2018. Together.

It contains little things and bigger things and lots of being out and about. Compiling it made us happy. Working through them will make us even happier.

I am having plans too

Yesterday, I restarted my old tradition of writing a letter to myself about the coming year. It is two pages long, written by hand, and now rests sealed in an envelope at a special place to be opened on New Year’s Eve.

In it, I laid out the things I achieved in 2018 (in past tense), from places I travelled to to new skills I learned to personal developments I aim to have achieved by the end of this year.

The most interesting thing upon re-reading these letters 365 days after writing is usually how your perspective on some things changes. How things that seemed extremely vital when writing them down have become completely unimportant only a year later.

I’m very much looking forward to opening that envelope!

On top of that I wrote my very personal list of achievements I am having planned for this year. It is still unfinished, quite a bit longer than I thought it would be and very diverse in topics. I have already started fulfilling some of my favourite picks.

I guess it means my mojo is back?


Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or have anything special planned for 2018? If you feel like sharing, add a comment or tag me on social media – @aliciouslog on Instagram, Aliciouslog on Facebook.

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