Goals for 2014

While sitting by the fire the other night, the hubby and I discussed our New Year goals and resolutions. We agreed that to really achieve the goals we would need to think about them. I honestly wanted to keep my list short and sweet, but the more I think about it the longer the list gets. Breaking down my goals into 4 manageable categories seemed like the logical thing to do. I know, that is very OCD of me. Whatever helps, right? 


Home:
Organization: I desperately need my house to be organized. This goal will have to be accomplished before the baby comes, so it is first on the list. I have already bought some containers to start organizing, and my desk is taking shape. Yay!
Pay off some Debt: We have crazy student loans, and I know it will take forever to pay those off. If we can pay off my car early this year, that would be wonderful.
Eating Clean: Kevin and I both want to start eating only things we can pronounce. This one will have to be a gradual change, but it will be for the best. I do love frozen burritos! Good thing there are a ton of clean eating recipes on Pinterest.

Work:
Working from home is the best option for us so I can stay home with our children. I must admit that I love it too.
Blog: I would love to grow this blog more and have more subscribers and followers. The goal this year is to write more posts about the joys, struggles, design, management, and successes of everyday. There are a few topics that I am excited to explore.
Book: I have written a children's picture book, and I would love to get it published this year.
Clients: Freelance work along with books are always on the mind of a writer. Bringing on more clients would be wonderful.

Spiritual:
Devotionals: They are just recently apart of my reading, and I would like to add more. Do you have a great devotional that you would recommend?
Reading: It is one of the loves of my life, but it has been pushed back by so many other things. If I could read one book every quarter, I would be thrilled.
Alone time: Being around people, especially other adults is fun, but it doesn't recharge my batteries. To be the best person I can be, I have to spend time alone. As a mom of soon to be three children, this is asking a lot, but we will have to make it happen. Good thing I have an amazing husband.

Family:
Date Nights: Kevin and I were married for 7 years before we had our first child. We were used to doing whatever, whenever we wanted. We are best friends and partners, but sometime we feel like just roommates. Having more date nights would be great!
Family Time: Since we have young children, I would like us to get in the habit of having specific family time. Also, taking each child on a date once a month for one on one time would be great.
Peace and Kindness: Since having children I have noticed that I lose my temper or yell more than I would ever like. Honestly, it's probably because I get a lot less sleep than I did before having children. I want to strive for more peace and kindness in our home. That will have to begin with me and getting more sleep.

What goals do you have for the new year?

Amanda

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