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Tiny Bites 14: My Tiny Year in Review

December 20, 2017
Tiny Bites 14: My Tiny Year in Review | Tiny Ambitions

I know it’s not Thursday and therefore, not Tiny Bites day, BUT, we are going to be busy the rest of the week with some last minute holiday things before we leave town on Saturday. So, you’re getting Tiny Bites a day early!

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing a listener’s call-in and their interesting perspective on always saying ‘yes’. Plus, I’ll be sharing an oral 2017 year in review, for both myself personally, as well as for Tiny Ambitions. Finally, I’m asking about how your year went – and I really do want to know!

Click play below to listen to this week’s episode.

I am taking next week off from the blog for the holidays but I might record a super special bonus episode of Tiny Bites that I won’t be sharing here on the blog. So, if you want to listen to that, favourite my station in Anchor, or subscribe in Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music. Just search for Tiny Ambitions and you should find it no problem. As always, you can catch up on old episodes of Tiny Bites here.

How was your year? What surprised you the most about 2017? Do you have any goals for 2018? And, somewhat selfishly – what do you want to see from Tiny Ambitions next year? Let me know in the comments! 

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  • Courtney A. Casto December 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I didn’t realize your blog is only a year old! Mine is too! For some reason I thought you had been blogging for years and years. I’d love to read about your tiny house ideas!

    You don’t come across as angry at all but I understand the feeling of being angry or grumpy and not being sure exactly why. I struggle with anxiety too. Actually, I have a post I’m working on about anxiety that will be up soon and I have a feeling a few more will follow. It sounds like a great goal to work on both of those areas in the new year.

    2017 felt like a year of survival for me and I have a feeling that 2018 is going to feel similar. I’ve loved building relationships through blogging and I hope to reach and meet even more people next year.

    Enjoy your holiday and time off Britt!

    • Britt December 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks, Courtney! That’s a really big compliment. Sometimes it feels like I’ve been blogging for years!

      I’ve written a couple of posts about my anxiety this year and they got a good response and were very cathartic for me. I hope the ones you write are the same for you!

      Have a happy holiday and see you in 2018!

  • Lisa | Simple Life Experiment December 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Congrats on an awesome year of blogging, Britt! I admire that you are not making resolutions. I’m much the same, as I don’t really see the point of them either! I figure that if I need to resolve to do something, it’s because I’m not doing it naturally, and that’s a red flag indicating that I would actually be forcing myself to do it. When I reviewed my year, I decided that I wanted to have a vision of what 2018 would look like for me rather than a specific set of goals I ‘had’ to achieve. I feel that would just be adding more complexity to my life and pressure to achieve, which is obviously not what I’m going for.

    I also found Tim’s call-in really insightful, by the way. I think saying yes can lead to great things and lots of wonderful opportunities in our professional and personal lives, but it’s also hard to know when we are overcommitting and perhaps getting into things that will end up taking up more time and energy than we want to or are able to give. Having said that, I can definitely see how saying yes would have opened doors for Tim in his improv role! I know that when I finish my studies and am ready to launch into a new career, a ‘yes’ mentality initially will probably be the only way to get some momentum going.

    Definitely would love to read more on tiny houses on TA next year! That’s what I was going to suggest as I have really enjoyed your posts on the topic 🙂

    • Britt December 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      There is definitely a time and a place for yes. I think the problem only arises when we go too far in either direction!

      I like your idea of a vision for the new year rather than specific goals. A vision is more encompassing in my opinion and could lead to some really cool things!

      Thanks for the reinforcement on the tiny house posts idea! I know it’s something I want to do, it’s just been hard to pull the trigger. I think it’s because I don’t currently live tiny that I struggle to contribute to the topic (like, what do I know? That’s not my reality). But, I’m going to get over that in 2018!

      Thanks for being such a positive and consistent presence on the blog this year, Lisa! I always get so excited when I see you’ve commented or published a post. I love your perspective on thing.

      Virtual cheers to a great new year!

      • Lisa | Simple Life Experiment December 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

        Agreed 🙂 As with so many things, it’s all about balance. Looking forward to the tiny house content already. It’s definitely true that you don’t have to be living in one to contribute to the topic! As a side note, I heard there’s a tiny house presentation/conference coming to Brisbane in January and I can’t wait to attend! Mr SLE is not really keen on a tiny house (but he loves tiny apartments, thank goodness), so I think I may always just be a tiny house admirer. But then again, never say never!

        It has been such a pleasure to be present on your blog this year, and I thank you for the same. Those are my sentiments exactly! I really appreciate your support, friendship and insights Britt 🙂

        • Britt December 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

          That’s so exciting!!! I hope you enjoy it. I might take the leap and attend the annual tiny house conference in Portland in the US this year. We shall see!

    Hey! I'm Britt. I write about living a tiny, simple, intentional life. Because life doesn't need to be lived big.