It's a new year and with that comes this sense of a fresh start, a new beginning, a glimmer of hope for change. I, for one, can't help but feel recharged at the start of the year. I think of projects, goals, or personal accomplishments I'd like to set and daydream of what the year could possibly hold for us.
For the past few years Dave and I have set goals for our family and each year, we've been pretty successful in reaching them. In 2013, I wanted to graduate + find a teaching job. In 2014, we wanted to have a baby. And in 2015, we wanted to move. Those were all pretty major, life changing events. So this year we want to focus on the little things. Here's a list of all my personal goals for the year:
- meal plan + cook more at home
- drink more water
- put down my phone
- read more books
- stretch + visit a chiropractor
- save money
- find a church family
- finish our home
Since we are now in our home and trying to establish a routine, I thought a good place to start would be meal planning + cooking at home. Last week, I found a barnes + noble gift card in my wallet, so I used it to purchase a few cookbooks. I've also been reading about coupons, ways to save and how to plan. We tried it out this past week and was very successful (we didn't eat out once!). Guys, that's HUGE for us. I hope to continue on this path and to learn to cook good food for my family + save money at the same time.
I just really want to end this year feeling good on the inside + out. And I think if I set my eyes on the things that matter and worry less about the things that don't, then I'll succeed.
So here's to a new year!
Until Next Time,
R + D + E
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