2018 Mid-Year Review

2018 Mid-Year Review
2018 Mid-Year Review
Acheron Way, Warburton c. 1945-54 from the Victorian Railways collection via State Library Victoria

There is absolutely no doubt that 2018 to date has been infinitely better than this time last year. Last year’s picture was hurricane devastation, and this year I’m turning a corner.

So let’s get into it!

2018 Mid-Year Review

My 2018 vision, is being a happily married dynamic businesswoman who makes good money and lives in a beautiful house with a tranquil garden.

My mission is to entertain and share my wisdom by writing prolifically, and publishing widely.

Virtue/Goal Reviews

My 2018 plan, as usual, included goals to develop my virtues.


Wisdom has been one of my virtues since 2014, but I decided to give it the top priority. My idea was to read widely learning new and interesting facts:

  • I learn and grow every day.

There has definitely been some learning and some interesting facts, and I’m ahead of my reading target of one book a week! I feel like my writing is improving, as is my business knowledge. And now and again I get flashes of brilliance in the problem-solving department that make me feel very clever indeed.

Rating: 🙂

I’m going to keep doing the same.


Energy became my new focus for wellness (taking over from Beauty) and as I wanted to bring some dynamic energy into other areas of my life, I brought presence into Energy as well. So my goals became:

  • I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
  • Plan a more energetic wardrobe.

I’ve spent a lot of time on energy, though it has to be said that most of it has been due to lack of energy. Though that is of course why it became a focus area in the first place. While I haven’t got to that goal weight, I have planned a more energetic wardrobe.

Rating: 😐

Yet again I find myself in the place of needing to eat, move and sleep better. I really don’t have a grip on why this is so difficult. Aside from the bit about forming new habits. Though Toseland suggested eating slowly and when hungry.

I’ll keep trying – amongst other reasons, I’m so tired of doctors telling me to lose weight.


Focus was a new virtue for this year, and it was about growing my business.

I have made progress, but I now feel that including my Business goals here distracts me from my Life goals. I haven’t been seeking out new experiences because the business side of things is becoming my life. And like everyone else, my life should be more than my work.

Rating 🙁

I’ll be eliminating this virtue from future reporting, and attempting to set as firm a boundary around my creative business as I can so that there is time to focus on the other things that make life worthwhile.


My Friendship virtue grew a little from last year:

  • I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
  • I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.

So, I haven’t done much about meeting new people, though I happily share my increased wisdom.

Rating: 😐

The weird thing is that I am not lonely. I do sometimes miss working with people, but it’s more about bouncing ideas and going out for lunch than loneliness. My only fear is becoming a crazy dog lady who reasons with non-English speaking creatures.

But I really should get out and spend more time with other humans.


Prosperity took me back to the beginning – feeling wealthy, and living in a happy household. Having a nice balance of time, money and happiness:

  • I am brave and adventurous not afraid to try new things.
  • I live in a beautiful house, with a tranquil garden.
  • Happy and healthy creatures and find my garden a haven

There’s been some progress, but there always seems to be a lack of time or money. Fortunately, we do not in general lack for happiness!

Rating: 🙂

But there is always room for improvement. Particularly as there are plenty of unfinished projects we can get to when the weather improves…


I’ve had some troubles, but overall I’m satisfied with the way the year is shaping up.

I feel like I should find a new virtue to replace Focus, but I’m going to leave it and see how the rest of the year goes with only four.

How has the first half of 2018 gone for you?

You can find more progress reports at the Project Worthwhile Life page.

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