A Lot Can Happen in a Year! |2016 Goals|

Last year I set 8 goals for myself.  And successfully reached 4 of the 8.

In 2015 I…….

Got a new job.
Built my wardrobe.
Kept blogging.
Read about 40 of my 65 book goal.

Apparently this has become a pattern for me.  I went back and looked and I reached 4 of my 2013 goals too. So for the last few weeks I’ve been racking my brain for my goals for this new year.  How many goals should I set?  What kind of goals should I set for myself?  Should they be long term? Should they be short term?  Should they be frivolous? Serious? Doable?

See it’s very difficult to make a list with all that running through your head.  But thankfully I’ve done it.  I’ve settled on 8 goals that I think are realistic, a good combination of serious and frivolous, and will keep me busy this year!

So here they are:

[one] Go to church more regularly.  I’ve never been the type of person to regularly go to church.  We went regularly when I was little but then a few events occurred that turned my mom off from our church and we never really found another one.  But the few times we have started going regularly I’ve really enjoyed it.  So I’m going to make it goal to find a church and start going.

[two] Read at least 50 books.  Last year I set a goal for 65 and didn’t do a fantastic job of tracking it.  So I set the goal on Goodreads and plan to keep track that way.  Hopefully it works.

[three] Drink more water.  I think this is going to be one of my goals every year.  Because every year I fail.

[four] Be healthier.  I don’t want to say lose weight or work out because realistically that won’t happen.  I’ll start doing it and then find some excuse to not actually do it.  But I know I can do things that will help me just be healthier overall.  Cook more at home, don’t buy Dr. Pepper, don’t lay on the couch for 10 hours on the weekends.  BE ACTIVE.  Go walk around the neighborhood.  Something that will get me off my lazy ass!

[five] Keep blogging and go to a blog conference.  I have loved keeping this blog up and running.  And I really want to keep it up.  I also want to grow my little space of the internet.

[six] Improve my photography skills.  Maybe take an online photography class or something.  But I want to improve those skills and maybe even make it a hobby that makes a little money on the side.  Who knows!

[seven] Wear more lipstick.  This may sounds really vain, but I look better with lipstick on.  I wish I was that person that looked amazing without makeup but I’m just not. Plus I like the way I look with makeup on and I think I look even better with lipstick.  So I’m gonna wear more of it.  Plus my mom said that my grandmother never left the house without lipstick and she was pretty much the most amazing person ever so I wanna be just like her.

[eight] SAVE MONEY.  This is probably my biggest goal.  I need to save money.  I am so bad at this that I need to make it a priority this year.  So I’m gonna make it happen!

So far I have a lot of exciting things coming in 2016 and I am so excited for them.  I want this year to a happy year.  And I will do all I can to make it happen! 🙂

5 thoughts on “A Lot Can Happen in a Year! |2016 Goals|

  1. I love this, especially the lipstick comment! It's not vain at all, and I look so much better with it on too I just get so lady when it comes to putting it on haha Happy New Year, girl!AmandaAnchoredtoSunshine.com


  2. I love the one about wearing lipstick! I put that as a goal for my 101 in 1001 because I always buy lipstick and then don't wear it as often as I should! If you're on goodreads, we should totally add each other! I feel like we end up liking the same types of books, and I'm always looking for more recommendations!


  3. Great list! I love the lipstick one too. I've worn lipstick twice in the past year and Travis commented how much he liked it too. So guess that should be my goal too since I haven't made any. 2016 is going to be a big one especially with my return to the classroom, so I should probably get on that.


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