Here we are, the holiday season is over so we are now facing seven months of almost uninterrupted work. This is quite exciting, but also scary as I am going to face a number of challenges that will make everything harder. I think I’ll need to have all my ducks in a row if I want to survive these coming few months.

[This post is just a reminder of what awaits me in this new year. In the future I’m going to write something on how I have organised my time and energies to deal with all this.]

Firstly, I am working at our school’s new website and at improving its online presence. This is already demanding in itself, since I do not have any marketing background — all I know on the subject is what I have learned through trial and error while I was self-employed. But to add to the challenge, the management team is expecting quite a lot from this new social media marketing campaign. 😓

In addition to all this, I have been given the role of CELTA support, which means helping our CELTA tutor to organise and sort out some practical aspects of our upcoming courses. This is something I really love doing, but I sometimes feel a bit in over my head.

Then of course there’s Delta: I will be taking the exam for Module 1 in December 2017, which means I still have plenty of time to study… and to forget things! I’m trying to follow Sandy’s tips, but as I already said many times, I worry that while working full time I won’t be able to properly focus for the exam. This is probably the one thing that concerns me the most about this year.

Lastly, I have this blog that I don’t want to neglect. I’d like to post at least once a week, but I’m not sure I will be able to. I think I need to devote some time during my week just to blogging, but other commitments might get on the way.

Apart from these work-related things, I also need/want to:

  • go to Japan to attend a friend’s wedding (highly unlikely, but still possible)
  • go flat-hunting 😫
  • go to a meditation retreat
  • have a life!

Juggling all these activities and doing them properly feels like an inspiring challenge and a daunting task at the same time. So, if you have any tips or suggestions on time management or exam preparation, please feel free to share them with me (here or on Twitter).

I hope your 2017 looks as exciting as mine does! 😄