It's that time of year again. Time to reflect. Time to plan. Time to feel hopeful about what is to come.
I tend to turn inward around the holidays and keep it until the new year. I don't know if it's the busyness of the season or the shorter days or both. It's not all bad. I use it as time for personal reflection, thinking on the person I have been this year, the person I want to become over the next year.
It's not all "lose 20 pounds, organize the house, read a book a week" (though all of those things would be nice). It's about relationships, personal goals, growth, grace -- giving and receiving. It's about intentional living.
I want to be more intentional with my family and in my homemaking. I want to challenge myself more in the kitchen, try new recipes. Explore, have fun. I want to have a date with my husband regularly. It doesn't have to be a date out. I'm good with a Netflix show or movie on the couch but without the glow of iPhones lighting up our faces. I want to create a chore / commission system for our kids. Y'all, they're old enough to help out.
I want to be more intentional with my personal goals. I want to read more (read 30 books in 2015). I want to continue my pursuit of personal finance education (love it!). I want to earn more money (more than $3 surveys here and there). I want to ask for help more often. I want to continue to build healthy, loving relationships with friends and family.
2016 is my year of living with INTENTION.
What are your goals for 2016? (Besides not writing 2015 for the first two months.)