The Lessons of 2017 and Life on Purpose in 2018:
As I began to consciously unravel my 2017 using Susannah Conway’s ‘Unravel Your Year Workbook’ it became clear that I had allowed 2017 to just happen to me, rather than with any intention. At first I switched into critical mode, berating myself for allowing an entire 365 days to just happen. I cried, slipped into a bit of a dark place and then became aware that I had also suppressed a whole lot of my feelings, things that need to be felt.
The dreamy space between Christmas and the New Year can be anything you want it to be, for those of us lucky enough not to be working. If you are working, I hope that you also have some time to dream a little before 2018 arrives. I prefer a mix of reflection, planning and nothing. The nothing part is actually really important, letting go of the need to always be switched on and productive is hugely beneficial in many ways. Below are 10 things to do before the end of 2017, you may like to choose from the list or embrace them all.
Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie is all about friendship, imagination, laughter and creativity! As the school holidays and the festive season approach, all of these things have been on my mind. It can seem at times during the school year that our kids are in need of some good old fashioned silliness! There is so much to learn, the routine, pressure and expectation can be overwhelming some days. Perfectly timed with the holidays is the release of Captain Underpants on Blu-ray and DVD. Inspired by George and Harold’s friendship, and having devoured all of the books, my 8 year old reluctant reader has been captivated by this story.