Here we are nearly two weeks into 2017 and I have yet to document anything that I want to accomplish in the new year!
Honestly this isn’t completely abnormal. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I really don’t care for New Years resolutions. In my opinion they just seem like a way to set yourself up for failure. If you want to do something, just do it! But on the other hand I do LOVE goals and January is a great time to figure out where you would like to set your focus for the next 12 months.
Much like my regular monthly goals, I decided to set up my plans for 2017 in categories. But unlike my regular goals, I want to keep them pretty focused by not having multiple to-do’s in each category. These goals are a way for me to look at the big picture. I’ll work on the little things through the months that make up 2017.
For 2017 I have decided to focus my growth on my Instagram account. Instead of trying to grow multiple forms of social media simultaneously, I will be focusing solely on IG. I am hoping it pays off in a big way. I started the year with 2,722 followers. We’ll see how much I grow!
Family goals for 2017 would include taking some kind of summer trip and working on deepening relationships with my girls. I want them to be able to talk to me about ANYTHING. If I don’t continue fostering and building deep, strong relationship with them now, there won’t be much going on when we hit the teen years. And let’s be honest, those aren’t too terribly far away #allthetears.
I want to run the Joplin Memorial Half, preferably with Russ. I also want to do the Dogwood Canyon 9 mile trail run in the fall. It is supposed to be REALLY tough, but a new challenge is just what I need.
This year I want to grow more in my personal relationship with God. Christianity is a TERRIBLE hobby friends. I want to really grasp my need for God and when I don’t grasp that I pray that I want, to want to need Him. All to often I do things my way and in my strength.
Outside of continuing to home school, I would love to be more patient and have more grace with my girls. Home school standards are tough. Often I forget that the work the girls are doing is almost always a full year ahead of what public education standards are. I want to teach my girls with more love and grace.
I almost skipped out on this category but two things kept coming to my mind.
#1 I want to work on being a better friend to my on and offline connections.
#2 I want to do some purging. Stuff, toys, and clothes. If we aren’t using it and don’t plan to, it needs to go.
So that’s it!
Those are my plans to make 2017 an awesome year. Do I think I’ll do an awesome job, they’ll come easily, and I will mark all of them off?! Not even a little bit. But they give me something to work toward and Lord willing I’ll complete a couple of them.
How are you planning to make 2017 awesome?
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