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Reflecting on 2017 and the plans for 2018

2017! What a year it's been!!

So much has been achieved... but where has the time gone?

The weeks have disappeared and flown by!

I for one am so excited to be able to look back on the year and see what I've learned on this journey!

My 7 goals for 2017

  1. Aiming to hit 500,000 downloads of the Tough Girl Podcast

  2. Learning French - Signing up to Dulolingo & starting a french course

  3. Donating my hair to - Little Princess Trust

  4. Training as a Personal Trainer

  5. Mountain Leader Award

  6. Going back to university - Masters in Women & Gender

  7. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 100 days


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Show notes

  • Tough Girl Challenges was started in 2014

  • What I do and why I do it

  • Questions to help you reflect on 2017

  • What went well?

  • Setting the scene - writing my bio for Web Summit

  • Not being able to admit what I wanted to do in 2017

  • Deciding to go for it

  • Breaking the year down into thirds.

  • Having the support of the Tough Girl Team

  • Getting 3.5 months of podcasts uploaded

  • Watch the vlogs from the Appalachian Trail - HERE

  • Listen to my interview about the AppalachianTrail - HERE

  • Vlog 97… the emotions…

  • October - starting my Masters…

  • Not giving 100% to everything I’m doing

  • The growth of Patreon - 150 Patrons

  • Number - Tough Girl Daily - 22,000 downloads, Twitter 7,707, Instagram 6,677

  • What might not have gone so well?

  • Very comfortable in my bed and in my comfort zone

  • Wanting to get more into vlogging

  • What surprised me?

  • The kindness of strangers, the patrons, family & friends

  • What did this year teach me?

  • Completing 3 goals….out of 7!


  • What do you need to leave behind?

  • Knowing the value of my worth

  • It has to be a business and not an expensive hobby

  • 2018 areas of focus - podcast (500,000 downloads), masters, the tough girl tribe

  • I have to move out of home in 2018

  • 2018 is going to be the Year of the…. Tribe

  • Tribees… (Love this so much!!)

  • Big picture ideas…

  • Internship with the UN?

  • Travelling…?

  • Lots of variables….

  • 1000 patrons….. who knows what would happen!

  • Being open to new opportunities

  • Wanting to do another big challenge…..

  • Top Goals…

  • Ideas for the tribe… events… leaflets…stash… meeting tribe members


  • Please do take the time to reflect on your own personal journey.


Listen to my reflections on 2016 and plans for 2017!

Learn more about my experience on the Appalachian Trail!

Take a listen to my Marathon des Sables experience!


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