Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Recap & 2017 Goals


Basically 2016.

I had high hopes for this year because 2015 was basically 2009: Anxiety the sequel. But that didn't happen. Like at all.

2016 Goals:

Personal

-Go away for my 30th (Berkeley Springs, WV)-Done! We had such a blast. It was so nice to get away for awhile.

-More time with friends. I miss my people. I want more brunches and take out on my couch. Done! I started scheduling at least monthly visits with friends.

-Leave work at work. I need to stop checking email after hours. Halfies. I try not to check email after 5pm. I don't always succeed.


Marriage

-More dates with the husband-Done! Even if it's just watching our fav YouTube channels.

-Anniversary photo session in April-Done! I'd like to do one every year if I could!


Writing

-At least one writing date a month. I really really miss sitting down to write. Halfies. I did about six months out of the year.

-For realises, submit Moose Girl to two chapbook contests. I'm going to grab the latest issue of Poets and Writers and see what is available. I did enter one, and was waiting to hear from them before I submitted elsewhere.


Financial

-Pension paperwork for husband. It needs updating. Done!

-Create wills for each of us-Definitely need to put this in the works, especially with us trying for a child.

-Pay off ACS/student loan-Threw a hefty chunk at it and if all goes right, I'll be able to pay it off with our tax refund!

-Pay off credit card-Done!

-Tackle five house items: bedroom update, laundry room update, fix problem areas in roof, pave driveway and install a wrap fence around 3/4ths of the yard.-We did update our bedroom, got a new washer, but for some of the other stuff, realized since we are planning on selling in 3.5 years, some updates aren't necessary. (That is unless the economy tanks, in which case, hello house for a while.)


For 2017, I actually used the Powersheets that Lara Casey makes, to plot out my goal planning a bit better. It was a different experience, and thus far super enjoyable.

My word for this year is Intentional. I've done a lot of coasting and I want to take a more active approach, but one that is smart and concise.

I have 6 goals for this year, with the idea that they may change throughout the year.

Personal:

-Less clutter (overall)- I want to trim social media accounts, emails that I get, physical stuff in the house and financial accounts (ie less debt).

-Read two books a month


Marriage:

-Celebrate and cherish, especially while trying for a child. I don't want to lose what we have.


Health:

-Fill My Well-I want to move more. I want to rest/heal my body. Lots of acupuncture, more massages, getting back to walking around my neighborhood, lots of naps and when I can swing it, mani/pedis.


Financial:

-Spending hiatus for the first three months. I've spent far too much and want to scale it back.

-Pay off two debts: a personal loan with my credit union & my first student loan!


Overall, my main goal is to be more intentional with my time.

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