Wednesday, January 07, 2015

2015 Vision + Goals

Ah, so here it is. Free time. Time to sit, to ponder, to reflect on this new year that we've been thrown into. I popped in a couple days ago to briefly let you all know how we've been and what we had been up to as the year came to a close. I feel like I didn't get much closure as 2014 faded into history, but I'm choosing not to dwell on it much. It's not like there's a do-over button I can press. I'm happy to report that those bouts of anxiety and waves of depression I had been feeling have since ceased. I'm feeling much more like myself these days and I've had a chance to catch up on a lot of things.

Last year I set some pretty ambitious goals for myself (I kept most to myself) and I wasn't able to accomplish all of them which, in turn, made me feel like a failure. With that being said, I'm keeping it simple this year. I'm just trying to focus on doing the things that I love, the things that make me feel most alive — like web designing, traveling + being outdoors, having quiet time, learning new things, playing musical instruments, reading good books and spending quality time with my loved ones. I don't want to waste the time that I've been given doing anything that doesn't breathe life into my spirit.

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I created a vision board to help keep me focused throughout the year. Here are my goals for 2015:

SPIRITUAL • Find a new church home, spend more time in the Word, start a daily devotional and a prayer journal.

MARRIAGE • Communicate better (try not to hold things in), be more supportive + encouraging, compromise without complaint, show respect even if I'm upset, keep up with the laundry (haha) and go on more dates.

FINANCIAL • Pay off all of our credit cards and put any extra money into savings, including at least 20% of each check.

ORGANIZATION • Continue purging + finding new homes for our possessions, file all of our important documents, set up my workspace in the guest room and prioritize so I can manage my time more effectively.

TRAVEL • Visit our friends in northern Florida, stay in Saint Augustine and go somewhere nice for our anniversary.

CAREER • Get the 1.5 remaining credits for my HS diploma through an adult online diploma program, learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, sign up for a coding e-course, build my design portfolio and start making blog designs for profit.

HEALTH • Make healthier meals for my family, go to the gym 2-3x a week for at least 40 minutes per session, lose roughly 15 pounds + maintain it, complete a home workout regimen (such as the 30 Day Shred).

OTHER • Start Rosetta Stone Spanish courses, take up archery, explore places I've never been that are near me, read more books, learn at least one song on the violin + one new song on the piano and focus on knocking items off of my list.

What would you like to accomplish this year?

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