Can you believe next Friday starts the new year? 2015 was a crazy year. There was a lot of good, a little not so good, but mostly it was great! So much happened this year. I continued blogging full time, we bought our first house, and recently I bought a new car! I am sharing my 2016 goals today because I find when I share my goals on the blog I am more likely to work towards them. I guess them being public makes me more accountable!
One of my goals in 2015 was to read 52 books. Well I read 65, and this year my goal is to read 75! I love to read so this shouldn’t be an issue. Please leave any book recs below in the comments.
Stop focusing on the number on the scale. This was a goal last year too! I know that I am well in my right weight range for my height and that I am pretty toned. I work out six days a week, and I eat really healthy 90% of the time. Usually unless we are on a vacation somewhere. So I really need to give myself more of a break.
More date nights with Andrew. Because of buying our house and working on projects around the house, our date nights were not as frequent this year. I would love to get back in a habit of going on one date a week. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive.
Write about things that scare me. Not like spiders or birds (yes, birds scare me) more like writing about topics that scare me. More personal topics coming in 2016!
Continue to blog full time. I have loved blogging full time the past two years, and I hope I can continue that this next year. I feel very blessed and fortunate that this is my job.
Branch out. I would love to make new friends, join some new groups, and volunteer more this year. So I am hoping to branch out more and get out of my comfort zone. I am not great at stepping out of my comfort zone, so I hope I can do that!
Travel. We have several trips planned in 2016. Mexico for a wedding, Baltimore for a wedding, DC, Park City, and Fredericksburg to name some, but I hope we can plan one or two more trips in there. I would love to go to Seaside Florida, and we are looking for somewhere to go over our birthdays. I really want travel to be more of a part of my life.
Join our home offices. So when we moved into our house we used two different rooms and had two separate offices. However, we have two large rooms that aren’t being used to their full potential, so I would like to combine our offices into one of these rooms. I work from our couch and the kitchen island a lot, and Andrew works from the couch when he is home too, so we don’t need two separate offices.
Cook more. I was never huge into cooking, but this year I have taken over about half of our cooking. I honestly enjoy it a lot. I have made a ton of new meals and gotten VERY friendly with our slow cooker. Meal planning really helps with this too.
More time with friends. I have learned more and more that having a few really great close friends is better than tons of so so friends. This year I ended a friendship and made new friends. In 2016 I want to take time for my friends and really nurture my good friendships.
I’m sure I will add to this list as the year goes on. I would love to hear what some of your 2016 goals are!