At the Grand Canyon in May, 2017

At the Grand Canyon in May, 2017

Happy 2018! It’s hard to believe we are already one week into the new year. I don’t know about you, but I can’t shake the feeling that this is going to be an amazing year!

Looking back on 2017, it was a pretty busy and full-on year. I travelled to India, the States, made a quick jump over to Canada to surprise my parents, and then hit up London and Paris in the fall. After spending a couple of weeks back home in Canada over Christmas, I’m happy to be back in Belgium and getting back into my routine. It was a refreshing way to reset before kicking off 2018.

Last year I also completed my training to become a nutritional therapy consultant! I’m super excited to take this training to the next level this year; creating some fun content and continuing to learn more. 

There are some exciting travels on the horizon for this year, like summer in Canada exploring the national parks and Italy in autumn soaking in the Tuscan culture and eating all the amazing food.

I’m not making any new year resolutions as such, but I am looking forward to getting myself organized and on track to get things done. I have so many projects in my mind to work on, and I am committed this year to breaking things down into small, manageable steps in the hopes of setting myself up for success more consistently than before. My Christmas present to myself was the Get to Work Book, and I’ve already started laying out my projects and tasks – it really motivates me to get organized and get working towards my goals!

One big thing I want to work on this year is cutting down on our waste. I see this two-fold; first, cutting back on food waste by meal planning and shopping more intentionally, as well as setting up a compost area in our garden. Second, decreasing the amount of plastic packaging we consume by buying in bulk with our own reusable containers and shopping from stores that don’t use packaging as much. 

I also want to detox our home and ditch the harsh cleaning and personal care products. I’ve already done a lot to clean up my beauty routine, and I want to bring this into our other everyday products as well, either buying or making better alternatives to the chemicals.

These are just a couple of my intentions that I am working on this year through small steps to move towards a larger goal. What about you? Do you like to set new year resolutions? Let me know!


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