Wednesday, 3 January 2018

All About ... 2018

I think my word for 2018 is 'fulfil'. I've struggled to decide on that one word this time but I think 'fulfil' is a close as I can get. For some reason it feels positive whereas the other words I was considering (complete, finish, attain) all seemed to me to mark an ending, not a way forward. I'm thinking of fulfil in terms of finishing the work for the house and the decluttering - they've both been going on for too long so getting them done will mark the start of the next stage in my life and I'm excited for that to happen. Fulfil is also about gaining happiness/satisfaction through achieving one's potential and is something I want for myself this year. I hope to enhance my life through taking the time to develop my skills in the things I enjoy, namely music and photography. I also want to work on actively seeking contentment through looking for positivity in my daily life, and to try to dismiss the depression once and for all. If, having read my goals, you can think of a better word please let me know.

I've already booked two holidays for 2018 but any other travel plans will now have to wait until the house is finished. I've estimated the costs of everything but I know that once I get to the new furniture/home furnishings/decorating stage, I will overspend (I know what I'm like) so there won't be much free money for my social life. I already have a couple of theatre trips booked but I won't be doing as many this year, and will also be limiting myself to one monthly day trip. I've been searching online for local free/cheap events and plan to make good use of my National Trust membership. There's plenty to look forward to, and of course I still have all the youth band commitments.

I'd like 2018 to be a year where I can add to my group of friends so with that in mind I am investigating local groups. There are numerous 'walking for health' groups and general 'fitness' groups which may be of interest but that all depends on how I get on with the Nordic walking. I'm also considering the WI (if I can find a group which meets on a day that doesn't clash with existing commitments) and will be doing the befriending with Age UK.

Let's just hope that 2018 is a happy, healthy year for all of us.


  1. I hope you have a fantastic 2018 too Eileen. Fulfil sounds like a positive word full of promise of enough and contentment.

  2. I love your plans and your words and very much hope you are feeling better now.
    J x

  3. I think "fulfil" perfectly encapsulates what you hope to achieve. They all sound like worthwhile and attainable goals -- wish I could be half so sorted about everything. (Couldn't believe how hard it was to find a word that felt right!) All the best with everything.

  4. Eileen what a great word - perfect for you & you're right it does sound very positive in your plans for 2018. Trips sound like a wonderful "look forward" plan. Cheers.

  5. Hi Eileen, I also want to make better use of my NT membership. Joint outings possibly (when the weather improves)?