It’s the beginning of January. The beginning of 2017. The beginning of a new year. For many, this means a laundry list of resolutions, many of which will be forgotten or ignored. For me, a new year does not mean a new me or a new list of resolutions to help make myself better. I am more of the set a goal at any point in time, not just on January 1st. But, I do believe that goals or resolutions or whatever you want to call it are important!


For me, this year, my goal is simple in theory – but due to my lifestyle and our world – will be very difficult to obtain. My goal is to find a minimum of 24 hours for my husband and I to be kid-free. I set this goal at 24 hours to allow us to have an overnight date together. Really, this is a bigger goal – it’s to spend more time together as a couple – but, 1 night is all I am asking for. In 2016 my husband and I had a whopping 4 evenings (max: 4 hours) of kid-free time together. A shopping evening in December, a nice dinner for our anniversary and a couple of afternoons this summer where the kids were all at play dates. 16 hours in a year of time just for the 2 of us. We make due! We invite friends over for dinner and hang out here, kids running crazily and enjoy company. We spend time together at night when the kids are all tucked away in their beds, and we make the most of the time we do get together – but we haven’t made us a priority and I’m starting with 1 goal to improve on this.

Man, I don’t shut up! That’s not the direction I was planning on taking this post! I want to know what your goals or resolutions or plans are for this year. They don’t have to be newly set at midnight on the 1st – maybe they’re old ones you’re still working on! Maybe they’re scrapbooking related (a layout a day? completing an album by next Christmas?), maybe they’re appearance-related (get to a point where you feel good in your own skin), maybe they’re more people-centric (like mine). Or maybe you have a word to focus on for the year (I love this idea, but have never been able to focus on one – so I stopped trying). A friend of mine took her ‘resolutions’ in a different direction – she created a 12 item bucket list for the year! I liked that idea a lot – and I may do something like it for my birthday (later this month).

A new year can mean a new you – but don’t lock yourself into setting goals for your life on one day – they can be set at anytime! I want to help you celebrate your goals being achieved! Those milestones you’re meeting! So, share with me in the comments, and let me know if you need a cheerleader along the way! Shoot me an email or send me a message!

And please, in the comments, share your goals with me! Writing them down is always a good way to hold yourself accountable!

<3 Happy New Year!

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