New Year, New Goals



Last year was basically the ‘year of spending’ for us (wedding, honeymoon, bathroom, etc.) so we have already designated 2016 as the ‘year of saving and paying off debts’. Mainly my beloved out-of-state student loans. Besides making a huge dent in paying those off, I’ve put together some more resolutions goals that I would like to accomplish this year.

Make wedding & honeymoon albums. Still deciding where to get these printed. Leaning towards Artifact Uprising right now, but open to other suggestions.

Take a photography class. Yep, been wanting to do this for a few years now. Determined to make this happen in 2016 though.

Start volunteering at least once a month. Since moving back to Indiana I haven’t found an organization that I’ve felt passionate enough about to volunteer for on a regular basis. Not saying there aren’t any out there…I just haven’t even looked!

Stick to an exercise routine/schedule. Last year I shocked myself and got in pretty good shape before the wedding. Then the bonfire accident happened and I gained everything back and lost all my muscle definition. I don’t want to get back into working out that intensely, but I definitely want to get back into a routine again.

Blog once a week. Yep, definitely fell off this wagon in 2015 and want to get back into it this year! We’ve accomplished so much in our home this year, and I would love to document it for my own sake at least.

Open an Etsy shop. I’m super excited about this one. I already have some ideas of what I’ll be making, but I still have to put a plan together before rolling anything out (like, a name). Stay tuned for more info in the coming months!

While we will be saving and paying off a lot of debts this year, of course I still have some plans for updating more of our home. Luckily there aren’t any more major renovations we want to do anytime soon. Most of the updates will happen with paint – lots of paint. Goodbye purple dungeon room. And I can’t wait to finally use my paint sprayer this year. I have another post in the works with all the updates we want to accomplish on the house this year so stay tuned for that.

(photo is from our honeymoon in bali)