I did a Best of Heroine Training 2016 round up of blog posts that began like this:
How do you measure a year in the life?
in blog posts, in cups of coffee.
I can’t top that introduction, so I’m using it again. Some things never change, and I’m grateful that blog posts and cups of coffee remain permanent fixtures in my life.
I still love writing, I still love coffee, and I still love to be reminded of a former consciousness through what I’ve published. This year marked many endings for me, but also a return to my roots through a resurgence of themes from my early blogging days.
Curious? Read on!
One year later and I’m still Obsessed with the art of reading for fun. Now I write a monthly column, The Reading Habit, for Golden Hare Books!
I found myself breaking my ‘no giving unsolicited advice’ rule too often in conversation, so I wrote about my wedding advice instead.
So proud of this list, which includes advice from musicians, writers, designers, actors, and directors.
I almost wrote this blog post twice by accident. That’s how strongly I feel about the ‘I feel on top of things’ list.
A project that continues to energise me and help me grow (I’m on Chapter 25 now!). Rob Lawless, whose 10K Friends project inspired mine, is running a #12FriendsChallenge this year. Check out his extensive guide!
The hardest piece I’ve ever written.
In preparation for our Rebel Heroine Retreat, Kayla and I profiled the activists of the Wizarding World, including a quiz to go along with it!
In March 2019 I’m returning for my third year as a presenter at the Granger Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Tickets are still available, and at an early bird price until 15 January.
I asked my sister Junie to co-write a piece on why this movie means so much to us. We had such a great time collaborating that we started our film and tv podcast, What’s Your Favorite Part? – new episodes coming this year! For now enjoy the archives, including episode one, on ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’.
This year was the rebirth of the Mini Adventure (a series from years ago!), and the establishment of Everyday Wonderland, my accountability club for finding magic in your daily life, away from screens.
A compilation of little life tips that make daily life run more smoothly and less stressfully.
My return to planning vlogs, and an introduction to my new DIY planner.
Honourable mention to Why I’m not Seeing Crimes of Grindelwald, including voices from fellow attendees of the Granger Leadership Academy.
Style is also making a reappearance in my work, with a week of Everyday Wonderland called ‘The Witch & Her Wardrobe’ (I must say, I’m proud of this one).
And finally, thank you for reading <3,
P.S. If you have a blog, I recommend reflecting on the past year via your archives. Leave me a link to your favourite piece you wrote!