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2016 resolutions

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I love the fresh start of a new year – I’m always inspired to start working toward new goals, or goals I didn’t quite reach in the year before.  This year, I tried to keep my resolution list focused, but also a little varied.  If I can make strides in each of these goals, I’ll be a happy girl!

Meet with a financial planner – I consider Brian and I pretty conservative with our finances, and I think we’ve made some good choices over the years.  However, I know we could be better.  We are going to meet with a financial planner to make sure we are preparing well for our future, and for Corinne’s future.

Take care of myself – I gained so many great habits (and results) from the 21 Day Fix I did in July.  I was drinking 100 oz. of water per day like it was nothing.  I cut out sweets almost completely for three weeks.  I worked out consistently, which I had really been lacking for years.  After it was over, I was on what I would call a “maintenance” track…I practiced the good habits I learned, but also indulged in life’s treats here and there.  Until November.  There hasn’t been a sweet or carb I haven’t welcomed into my diet the last few months, and I’m feeling it for sure!  I’m excited to reset and get back to those good habits I created in 2015.

Clean out excess stuff – From medicine cabinets, to pantries, to spare bedrooms – we’ve got some areas in our house that have not been purged in a while.  Now is the time – I’m ready to free up some space!  Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons will be hosting a 14 week series called Home Organization 101, starting January 9.  I’ll be checking this out for sure to see what she tackles first!

Be. Present. – This one is huge.  If I do nothing else this year, I want to be able to say I made major strides here.  Our world is so plugged in these days – I can work, socialize and completely distract myself – all from my little iPhone.  It’s a blessing and a curse.  While I know I can’t remove it from my world completely, my goal is to be more present from the hours of 5-8 p.m.  This is our family time, and it’s full enough as it is – coming home, making dinner, eating dinner, bath, play – those hours are gone before I can blink.  Why busy it up even more with my phone?  I know I won’t be perfect, but I want to make 5-8 p.m. family time, with as little distractions as possible.

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A few days late, but you get the point!

Have you made your resolutions yet?  Writing them down has really helped me fine tune what is important to me, and I’m excited to see how far I go this year.  Happy 2016!

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