Happy New Year!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe night and rang in 2016 with the people they love.  I know I did (minus peanut because she’s with her dad).

I am hoping for a successful 2016. Aren’t we all? And while I think resolutions are great in theory, I was never really a resolution setter. This year, however, I’m setting some goals for myself.

Resolution 1:

It is my goal to contribute to this blog every single day this year. The topics won’t all be winners because frankly, I don’t think I’m all that interesting, but I promise to make a real effort to make this blog a success.

Resolution 2:

I am going to spend less time on my phone and on social media and more time in the present. I realized that my husband and I both spend too much time staring at screens and I’d like to get out of that habit. I already deleted my Facebook app so that I can only check it while I’m on the computer. This will cut down on the number of notifications and times I look at my phone in general.

Resolution 3:

My goal is to be more financially secure this year than any year prior. I have my budgets and my savings plans. I’ve been doing pretty well with those. Every once in a while, though, I have my little relapses. If I’m going to take time off in May, that can’t happen this year. So, I’m buckling down. I’ve already organized the cabinets and made a par list of everything they should have in them at all times. This will cut down on random aisle shopping at the grocery store and will allow our household a few chances to do the 30 Day No Spend Challenge, which I’ve done in the past and will elaborate on more in a future post.

Resolution 4:

To send my friends and family a birthday card or anniversary card in the mail all year through. I tried doing this a few years ago and only made it until May. This year I’d like to go the whole way. Too often we limit our contact to social media and text messages and have no real personal relationships. I’d like to change that for my immediate circle this year. Also, it’s always nice to receive something in the mail that isn’t a bill or junkmail.

That’s it. They seem easy enough and everything seems attainable. Now to actually implement it all. Feel free to hold me accountable. Somebody’s got to.

Have a great night and a wonderful year. I hope this is your best year yet!


Author: Candice

I am a wife, mom of 1 1/2 (it'll officially be 2 in May), part time waitress, avid reader, and an unpaid comedian, chauffeur, cook, maid, therapist, and cuddler. I love my family more than anything and as scared as I am to start over on this whole mom gig, I'm so excited to do it again.

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