I always love the new year and the symbolic fresh start it offers. We just had my mom’s side of the family over for our Christmas gathering. I loved that we had enough space to have a large (14 people) gathering for dinner and offer everyone a spot around the table. It was exactly what I’ve wanted for this house… to see everyone sitting in the living room talking, laughing and munching on the massive amounts of goodies on the coffee table.
- Finish the office (rug, paint, artwork).
- Finish the living room (add a larger rug and put the one we currently have in there in the office, get two comfy chairs with arms, add curtains, finish painting the trim).
- Finish the half bath (possibly grasscloth wallpaper, add vanity, new floor, new lighting fixtures, new mirror).
- Purchase a dining room table. We had a good month in December with real estate sales so we were all ready to go to the Restoration Hardware Outlet on Saturday to get a table… but the only one in stock large enough for the room was not what I envisioned. Patience is a virtue, right?
- Finish cleaning out our home with the Marie Kondo method (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
- Complete another Whole 30 (which beings tomorrow). My sister and I will be keeping each other accountable. Over the past six months I’ve made terrible decisions about my eating habits and I need a total overhaul. I want to really analyze why I totally fell off the bandwagon after the last Whole 30 ended and figure out how to better handle my fibromyalgia through how I eat.
- Go to bed before 10:15 most nights and no phone in bed! I’ve been having near constant headaches which I think it a combo of sleeping less and eating poorly.
- Run at least 650 miles this year.
Stretch myself by asking and applying for work related opportunities (whether this is in real estate or with the blog). I have some ideas here that are more specific but it would bore you. 🙂
Time away with just AJ… getaways to California and Maine. One of AJ’s goals for the year is to do five races, one of them a marathon (he’s run 18)… maybe we could work that into the getaway schedule.
Work on my photography. Get my good camera fixed and purchase a lighting kit.
None of these goals are too difficult or impossible. As Dave Ramsey says: Goals need to be specific, measurable, personal and attainable. What are your goals? Attainable ones or do you set yourself up to fail?