Thursday, June 12, 2014

Goals for the Upcoming Year

My last post was about reflecting on all of the amazing moments from the year that I turned 30.  It was so great to reflect and look back.  Now it is time to look forward and set goals for the next year. 

Personal Goals:
*Have a stress free and non-Bridezilla wedding.  Weddings are supposed to a joyous time and I want to really enjoy the process. 
*Become involved with Girls on the Run.  I signed up to be a coach for the fall session of GOTR.  I'm very excited for the opportunity to be a positive influence in younger girls lives.
*Have a good attitude at work.  I admit, I have been a little burned out and cranky at work.  We recently found out that our company is being sold to a smaller company.  It has lowered morale all over, but I would like to have a good attitude and do my best to make the change easier and better.
*Be more mindful of what I put in my body.  This began with the 24 Day Challenge and I would like to continue clean eating.  This means more time and effort in the recipes!
*Spend quality time with friends and family.  This is always a goal of mine.  It is so easy to get wrapped up in the ease of technology that we forget to connect on a personal level. 

Fitness Goals:
*Continue using Charity Miles and Walk for a Dog apps for my runs and walks.  Charity Miles lets you choose the charity you want to donate your miles to and a company will donate $.25 for every mile you run.  Walk for a Dog is similar, but they donate to an animal shelter near you.  These are activities that are done often anyway, so why not do some good?
*Build in more strength training-I am so bad about strength training.  I'm hoping that having a home gym will help with my motivation. 
*Step out my comfort zone-I would like to try something new-Tough Mudder, a double road race, something that I have never done. 

Blogging Goals:
*Improve content and posts.  I love the Treat Yourself Tuesday and Friday Favorites linkups.  I will continue though, but I would like to dive a little deeper in at least one post each week.
*Network-I love reading other blogs and communicating with other bloggers.  I would like to continue to build these relationships and even attend conferences-hello these Blend recaps have been amazing!
*Learn more about website design.  I would like to take a class to help me to learn more about website design and improvement.
*Improve photography-Honestly, I just use my phone most of the time and the pictures are just taken on the fly.  I want to put a little more effort into photography.
*Basically-overall improvements. 

What are your goals for your future?  Do you re-evaluate them often?

I'm linking up with Amanda for Thursdays are for Thinking out Loud this week.  Head over to her blog for the linkup.


  1. Those look like great goals!! I especially love networking and stress free wedding!! My goal right now is all about happiness. :)

    1. Your happiness post was awesome! I love the positivity!

  2. Girls on the Run is SUCH a fun one to get involved with!

    Good luck with wedding planning, I just got married in April and I didn't experience any of the bride-zilla craziness! Just make sure you surround yourself with those calm and fun people and you'll do great! :)

    1. I'm really looking forward to volunteering with GOTR. I saw that they have people dress up like super heros for the runs too. I happen to own a cape! :)

      Congratulations on getting married in April!!

  3. All great goals! Good luck with the wedding planning. I've never heard of Walk for a Dog but I'm heading over to their site to check it out right now! Thanks for sharing. ~Ree

    1. The gps isn't the best, but it is still a fun app! Might as well help a shelter when you're out walking your pup. :)

  4. Good goals!! I have some of the same goals, so we can work on them together! ;) One day at a time...

    1. One day at a time is right!! We can keep each other on track. :)