Hello 2017

Welcome to 2017!! I love that the beginning of a new year is for making plans, fresh starts, and goal setting. A few years ago, my only resolution was to “not make New Years resolutions” because, for me, they just seem to be way too firm and unforgiving if you don’t keep them. I think that might have been the only year though that I actually kept a resolution, haha! However, I do make goals for myself at the beginning of each year to establish things that I want to accomplish or strive towards in the year to come. It’s also helpful to make just a few, or even 1-2, major goals for the year instead of a whole bunch. The goals are so much more achievable if you only have a few to focus on. I thought today I would share with you a couple of the goals that I have for myself this year and also to provide you with some goal ideas if you’re still not sure what you want to accomplish this year.

My Goals:

Be a better minimalist. As the years have gone by, I really get annoyed with the amount of stuff I have lying around that I don’t even use. I want to try this year to only keep and use things that I absolutely love and that bring me joy. I also want to be a better minimalist when it comes to packing for trips because I always fail in this area.

Read more books. I have this huge stack of books on my book shelf that keeps growing faster that I can read them. This year I want to try to finish the whole stack before buying any new books.

Organize finances better. I want to be way more organized in this aspect than ever before. I want to find a budgeting system that works best for me and stick to it.

Goal Suggestions:

Write more letters.

Travel somewhere you’ve never been.

Get more sleep.

Make coffee at home instead of buying it out.

Be better at maintaining self-care.

Be more active.

Look for ways to serve others consistently.

Learn a new language.

Save up for something you really want.

Schedule social media free days.

Quit a bad habit.


I hope these suggestions have helped you to start thinking of your own goals this year. I’m really excited for what 2017 has in store and thanks for your support for the blog in 2016! Also, I am hoping to have new content on the blog on Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of January. Cheers to a new year!

Love from, Amy.


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