As people seem to be posting reflective end of 2017 posts, and I sit on the sofa exhausted but unable to rest it occurs to me how much this feeling sums up the year for me – it doesn’t feel like we’ve stopped all year, we didn’t manage to get a proper break/holiday at all this year but we both did some personally amazing things. Wendy chucked herself out of a perfectly good plane (and survived) and I ran (yes, seriously I did exercise….willingly!), leapt, swam and hauled myself around a 5k obsticle course. I’ve changed day-jobs twice, completed my first full year volunteering with a new service and we’re still trying to fine-tune a home routine that works for both of us. It’s been a relentless, exhausting, exhilarating, eye-opening year and I’m not sure I’d change any of it, given the opportunity.
For 2018 I hope that things proceed a little slower, with more time to rest. I expect there will be plenty of opportunities to do more, new or personally important challenges. There’s some important life event planned this coming year, and some time away from work has already been booked afterwards so although we will be at home we should both be able to have a proper break from work and stress. I bought a treadmill to keep me fit over the winter, which is not being as effective as I had hoped (due to time and too much Christmas food & telly) but I’m still a lot fitter than when I entered 2017 and I hope to keep improving on this through 2018. My biggest personal goal is to get my weight down to the “healthy” range and be able to run a sub-30-minute 5km. My OCD is a lot better and I’ll continue to work hard on it, particularly when it tries to take over.