36 Highlights (from being 36)

It’s my birthday next week. I will be 37. Today I want to share 36 highlights from being 36…

36 highlights (from being 36)

36 Highlights

  1. Took part in and completed my 2nd Nanowrimo – writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days
  2. Completed the Couch to 5k programme
  3. Tried a couple of park runs
  4. Attempted to buy a house (let’s call this a work in progress)
  5. Practiced yoga every single day
  6. Went to the biggest yoga practice with Adriene at Ally Pally in London
  7. Attended Liz Gilbert’s big magic workshop in London
  8. Enjoyed a family holiday in the Algarve in Portugal
  9. Started reading the Harry Potter series to my son
  10. Went to Hogwarts in the snow at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  11. Joined a local writing group
  12. Had a spa day with a friend
  13. Wrote and shared over 70 blog posts
  14. Tried Reflexology
  15. Participated in a coaching & mentor group which meets monthly
  16. Tried Clubbercise (love it!)
  17. Visited Legoland for my son’s birthday
  18. Helped my son keep a summer scrapbook – now full of awesome memories

    …halfway, keep going!…

  19. Documented a week in our family life
  20. Swam in the Portuguese sea
  21. Gave up chocolate for 46 days
  22. Kept a daily gratitude journal (completed 2017’s and have written something for each day of 2018 so far)
  23. Caught up with friends from New Zealand and Scotland
  24. Saw the Rolling Stones live (amazing!)
  25. Took a video most days this year as part of the 1 second everyday project
  26. Kept my houseplants alive
  27. Continued adding to and started editing my New Zealand story
  28. Starting switching to more natural choices in healthy and beauty products
  29. Wrote morning pages most days (I started this back in October 2015)
  30. Dyed some of my hair purple
  31. Read lots of books – including the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
  32. Walked a lot – to get places and also just to enjoy being outside
  33. Visited ‘Harry Potter Primark’ in London
  34. Created for and grew Find the Good Everyday here on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook
  35. Prepared and cooked (mostly) healthy meals for my family most days
  36. Written this list!


I’m pretty pleased with this list of 36 highlights from being 36!

It’s always good to look back and review. I like doing this at the end of each calendar year but also around my birthday too. I’m also going to think about (and probably journal) my biggest challenges over the past year and what I want to focus on over the next year.