I love this idea from Lisa Jacobs. She makes a list in the second half of each year with as many items as are in the year number (not 2000!). Last year was 17 before 2017, this year is 18 before 2018. It's meant to be a time when you take a look back at your beginning of the year goals and recent items and to find those things that you feel like you really need to finish up to close out the year with a feeling of accomplishment. I find it to be rejuvenating at a time of year when I need some goal revitalizing.
These can be personal, professional, a combination (like mine), whatever. While I didn't start mine at the beginning of the second half, I have recently realized that there are 18 more full weeks until 2018. That means I can try to concentrate on just one thing a week.
I know we may not want to think about the year ending, and it seems like there's still quite a bit of time left, but this year I have some goals I really want to finish. Things that need to be tied up. Things I promised myself I would do just for me. Things that will help me end 2017 with a bang.
I'm listing my items below. If you do this feel free to link to your list in the comment section!
18 before 2018:
1- Finish setting up my e-mail process for my TPT followers. (business goal)
2- Finish and publish my cookbook. (business goal)
3- Set up another e-mail list for my foodie followers on my daily ration blog. (business goal)
4- Clean out our shed in the backyard. (home and family goal)
5- Clear out the garage and organize it. (home and family goal)
6- Hit my goal weight. (personal goal)
7- Clean out my clothes and purge. (personal goal)
8- Complete a December Daily Album. (personal)
9- Finish 2016 December Daily. (personal)
10- Finish 2015 December Daily. (personal- seeing a theme here)
11- Finish Project Life. 2016 (personal)
12- Finished Project Life. 2017 (personal)
13- Treat myself to massage and manicure. (personal)
14- Actually send a newsletter to my foodie e-mails list. (business)
15- Send a newsletter to my TPT followers. (business)
16- Post the $50 in new products that I have on my "next projects" list. (business)
17- Catch up on my One Little Word album. (personal)
18- List stamps sets I cleared out on Etsy or let them go. (home)
And that's it! A bit of work productivity, a little bit of healthy, a little bit of home and family service, a little bit of mental health boosting....
What's on your list?