End of Year Review

As I write this post there are just a few days left of 2018, what a year it has been!

This year I gave up my full time corporate job and took a leap into small business ownership. I also went back to my roots of veterinary nursing part time, remembering what I loved about the job, namely: enjoying being part of a fabulous practice team, caring for animals and educating the pet owning public.

At the end of each year I love to look back and reflect on the good and the bad. This helps me to look forward at what I want to achieve in the coming 12 months.

I will walk you through my review process but have also created a worksheet which you can download by clicking the “download” button at the top of the blog post. Then simply print off and fill in to help you create your own End of Year Review!

To create these pages I have used the kit outlined in this blog post along with my New Year Goals Stencil

My reflection process starts by creating a timeline of the most memorable events of the year.

In order to avoid missing anything I flick through my journals for the year… a great chance to look back at all the lovely (and not so lovely) spreads I have created.

Once I have created the timeline I then review the successes and challenges of the year.

Looking at these challenges I then think about my “traffic light review”

Stop: What do I want to stop doing next year?

Start: What do I want to start doing next year?

Continue: What have I done this year that I want to continue forward into 2019?

After this I then thought about what is the “one big thing” I want to make happen in 2019.

Around the spread I have added some reflections and memories from the year.

I’m really happy with how this spread turned out.

If you would like to download the worksheet below, just click the download button at the top of the post.

I look forward to another year of journaling fun!

Happy journaling.



I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: