Keepin’ Up With Case P β€” The Week That Was… March 4th – 10th, 2018

“You can’t knock the hustle.”

— Jay-Z, “Can’t Knock the Hustle”,Β Reasonable Doubt (1996)

The first full week in March’s been all about gettingΒ organised.

What 2018’s done for me so far is give me a fiery drive toΒ createβ€”it’s the first time in aΒ very long time I’ve felt like I’ve tangible things I can do toΒ improve my brand instead of continuing to produceΒ just because. I can’t put it out there just yet, but I’m looking back a lot these days as I strengthen my brand’s foundations, really seeing how far this journey’s taken me. It’s one thing when you’re living through each day trying to accomplish as much as possible, but when you lay it all out in one place and give it some perspective, it can beΒ really empowering!

But we’re not here to discuss the things that’re yet to comeβ€”with 2018’s tenth week officially in the books, it’s time to review The Week That Was and everything that came with it!

Keepin' Up With Case P β€” The Week That Was... March 4th - 10th, 2018 β€” Casey and Kid Hanging Out at a Jam

So if we don’t already have regular plans pencilled in,Β it’s very likely you didn’t see hide nor hair from me this week. Save a couple of podcast tapings and giving and receiving career advice, I spent more time keeping house than I did being out and about. (Apologies to Solmaz and the gang at Best Buy Canada that I couldn’t hit up the Home Show this year, but there’s still aΒ long 2018 ahead of us, amirite?)

The 2017 100 Wrap-Up β€” 31 Successes.

Several weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made itβ€”the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life.

After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under five will do that to you), I still felt it necessary to do this. These year-to-year changeovers offer a lot of perspective for meβ€”with so much happening all the time, I often forget what I had for breakfast, so I write everything down. And if the height of the pile on my desk is any sign, 2017 was quite the year. But it’s also the time where I’m the most transparent, looking back objectively at everything I’ve done and celebrating successes, owning up to failures, hoping all the while that I’m somehow growing from the process.

But yeahβ€”let’s do this as we did in 2016: look at the year in excruciating detail, figuring out what’s worth taking with me into 2018 versus what doesn’t feel part of my world anymore.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me presentβ€”the 31 things I did well in 2017! Let’s get it!