Hey y’all, happy New Year! I am truly shocked at how quickly 2016 flew by but I am really excited for what 2017 has the potential to bring. Now that it’s officially 2017 so it’s time to share my 2017 goals with y’all. If you’re interested, check out my 2017 blogging goals.
In 2016 I wanted to:
Go to the gym more often & make it a habit + work on being healthier overall // I did this at the beginning of the year but kind of fell off the wagon towards July and was never able to get back on track but that’s okay. This year I’ll be self employed so I will have more time to work out and make going to the gym a thing.
Make more time for myself // I think I was able to accomplish this for the most part. I was definitely working a lot between my full time job and starting my business but I tried to make as much time for self care as humanly possible.
Take more pictures with Michael // I worked towards doing this but I wasn’t all that successful. I’m more of a live in the moment person but I really should get better about documenting things so I have photos to look back on.
Read 15 books // I read 11 out of 15 books so not too shabby since I hadn’t read that many books in a year in a super long time so I am pretty proud of myself nonetheless.
Be more present // I think I was able to be more present in my life when necessary. Sometimes I let work take over when I shouldn’t have but definitely did better than expected. Enjoy the wedding planning process & just being a fiance // I sure did and now I’m a married woman and have been absolutely loving it and can’t wait to experience more milestones with my hubby.
Save money // I saved $200/paycheck throughout the entire year. I am so proud of myself for doing this because now I have a huge chunk of money in my emergency fund incase of any unforeseen circumstances.
Start retirement fund // Didn’t do this one but that’s okay. I really need to do this one in 2017 though.
Create savings account for paying off student loans & start paying them off //I did this! I stopped paying them off for the time being but plan to start up again very soon.
Make all A’s in my grad school courses // I sure did! I’m so happy to announce this. I’ve never really been a straight A student so it’s nice to finally have straight A’s.
Become Google Analytics certified // I haven’t finished this one yet but it’s definitely still on my list of things to do for myself and my biz.
Take more beneficial courses // I took a ton of beneficial courses in 2016 and can’t wait to continue doing so in 2017. Cheers to continuous learning about a field I just adore.
- Hit the gym a few times a week and really get into a solid routine
- Figure out a good work schedule now that I’m self employed
- Read 24 books
- Travel to a few new places
- Buy first home with my husband
- Save money
- Make at least the same I was making monthly at my day job between both Breakfast at Lilly’s and Confetti Social
- Continue paying off student loan debt
- Continue to make all A’s in my graduate school courses
- Take courses to further myself with this blog and my business
- Improve my photography/start working on video projects
What are your 2017 goals? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.