Happy 2018! Time to Plan!

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, Young adult, travelingHappy New Year!

Here’s a quick review of 2017. It was a pretty good year for me. It was not nearly as productive as I would’ve liked, but I can’t complain much considering I had to replace only one major appliance (and it wasn’t the dishwasher, which needed several tech visits to find the still-in-warranty problem!). Here are the highlights for 2017:

  • My kids are amazing human beings.
  • I traveled to Hungary, Austria, and Czech Republic with someone I love to be with. If you’re debating about where to travel in Europe, go to Budapest. Oh my goodness. I’m in love with that city and will go back.
  • We added the most adorable puppy to our crazy pack of rescue dogs.
  • I’ve been discovering me again. I kinda like me, too.

New Year Plans…

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, Young adult, travelingFor 2018, I have all kinds of goals and plans that are mostly realistic and achievable:

  • Complete my updated will. It’s gigantically important that I do this as a widowed mom, but everyone should have a will in place. Everyone.
  • Mermaids Don’t Do Windows is going to get an update. It’s time to freshen up the webplace and find my blogging voice again.
  • Speaking of freshening up… Declutter, paint rooms, and renovate bathrooms in my house.
  • Wrap up revisions for one of my manuscripts, finish writing a second book, and complete researching a third. Time to get these done.
  • Use my calendar planner in a modified bullet journal way because I have yet to find a premade planner that works for me and following a true bullet journal method stresses me out.
  • Keep learning to speak Hungarian, which is a super interesting language. Maybe I should have studied linguistics in college. I love words. All kinds of words.

Boldog Újévet!

What about you? How did 2017 go for you? What are your goals for 2018?

5 comments on… “Happy 2018! Time to Plan!”

  1. Delighted you got that dishwasher under control!

    I’m happy to close the door on 2017 for a number of reasons. 2018 looks very similar to yours. The interior of the house is getting a facelift for a possible/probable move in 2018. We’ve yet to discover where we want to settle. The website definitely needs a do-over. Writing projects need completion. Oh, and I use Leuchtturm 1917 journals. Nothing but blank pages lightly lined with graph dots. I can map them out any way I want.

    I’m looking forward to all of it.

    • Diana Beebe

      Goodness, our 2018 plans do look similar! Best wishes on getting it all done and finding the perfect place to settle! Someplace a bit warmer, perhaps? 😉 I have been eyeing those Leuchtturm 1917 journals for a while now. I can’t justify buying any until I work through my pile of empty journals. LOL. I have a new goal now.

  2. Yay, welcome back! 🙂

    With the exception of a self-induced health scare in May – stupid me is too old to be pulling months of 90+ hour work weeks anymore, 2017 was a very good year.

    2018 Goal list (which all won’t happen)
    Work less
    Read “War and Peace”
    More time flying my drones
    Work less
    Solder more – building a geeky radio is calling to me
    Learn a musical instrument – been 37 years since my last piano lesson
    Get to 100 pushups a day from 50
    Work less
    Declutter the house and office
    (re)Learn Spanish

    That’s all. 🙂

    • Diana Beebe

      Awww, Jay! I’ve missed you! Yeah, no more over working! Seriously! I love your list of goals. It looks pretty reasonable to me. Have you considered adding one about working less? I think you should. 😉

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