I did some things in 2017. And some things just happened.
Twenty Good Things
I became Head of Science, but stayed being Head of Chemistry too.
Ran my first half marathon (and my second).
I went kayaking on Christmas day.
I wrote an article for the Guardian which has been shared over 360 times.
I've started an MSc in Teacher Education.
I met up with my brother in San Francisco and ate Indonesian food at the same restaurant I went to with my parents the last time I was out there.
Toured around the California deserts with my lovely husband.
Went on 84 runs.
Read 45 books.
Started this blog and have written 55 blogs so far. The most read has over 900 hits.
Went on an epic Welsh adventure weekend with my friends.
Took 25 kids to China and went first class on the overnight train (in stark contrast to my previous overnight train experiences in standing class).
I bought a Chinese tea ceremony set and have had some great times drinking green tea with my great friend, Beth.
Absolutely smashed Go Ape.
I got a distinction in my MA in Political Philosophy.
Went on the Geography trip to Iceland, walked on a glacier and went dry-suit diving in the continental gap.
Saw Federer playing tennis at the O2.
Started the Feminist Book Club at school.
My friends and I won at the Crystal Maze.
Got an iPhone X.
Seventeen Slightly More Suspect Things
Paid for an iPhone X.
My husband went for 6 weeks without shaving so now has a strange patchy beard.
I pulled a tendon in my foot and have been off running since October.
Ran 10k in Leeds Abbey Dash with my sister with the dodgy ankle.
I lost to Kyle at Monopoly.
Mum had a stroke. And then another one. (But she's a trouper and doing amazingly well now.)
Suffered crippling end-of-termitis in the summer holidays.
Bought a new suitcase which doesn't fit into the boot of our car, so I had to have it on my lap when I got back from China.
How the Light Gets In was cancelled so I missed out on my annual dose of champagne socialism and philosophy.
Discovered that I've forgotten how to hit a backhand in tennis.
I lost my favourite jeans.
Was forced to hire a cleaner because I'm not a real adult.
Came out of a motel in Salinas, CA to find 4 police cars (including CSI), a fire truck and an ambulance downstairs.
Went on the car insurance as a Learner (which actually saved £50).
Missed my annual girls' holiday with Beth as it clashed with the China trip.
Drank too much whiskey with my father.
Facebook reminded me what I looked like 9 years ago.