My 2016 has been mostly marvelous. We all can’t have a perfect year, can we?
But the good outweighed the bad, and that typically means a good ol’ time.
Last year, I wrote a post regarding my 2016 intentions (yes, I’m a total believer in intentions and resolutions or whatever. It’s important to have goals!). Here’s a quick recap in what I achieved this year due to setting these goals.
I read 12 books. Yay! So, I set my bar way too high (26), but at least I read at least one book a month while trying to play wife and have a full-time job.
I have been keeping up with my decluttering. I am aware of all of the items I own and the ones I don’t need, and I am quick to sell or give those things away as soon as I can.
I made more DIY products. I saved more money by making my own household cleaners and being more crunchy or whatever. It’s been good. Sometimes the concotions smell awful, but I end up finding another recipe that works.
I’ve become more “natural.” This is in major part due to my skincare routine. I have spent a bit more on skincare this year, but it’s important to take notice of what we put on our outer layer so we can nourish it just like we do internally.
What I can do better:
Developing a concrete morning routine. This includes my awful time-management skills. For example, I prefer to read for way longer than I would working out, so then I wind up missing my workout on some days because my current read or my devotional is just so darn good! This messes up the morning routine I had laid out, and then, being the type-a person I am, I grovel about it throughout the day.
Budgeting better. This is the first year we lost sight of budgeting. We bought a house, and then basically budgeting became non-existent. My wants were becoming confused with my needs, and all of the sudden, we needed this in our living room, or we needed this in our kitchen. I want to start over in something that makes us feel good about our future as a couple. We will be going back to cash and having our mini monthly meetings.
Snowball debt intensely. Now that we both will be receiving raises, my husband and I can put a heck of a lot more into our monthly snowball amount. Basically, let’s become debt-free and millionaires in a few years. Are you down to try that? Cool, let’s do it together. Sunglasses emoji inserted here.
Cheers to all of your new intentions as well! May your start of 2017 be very bright! If you had a horrible 2016, I pray that your spirit awakens with a great passion and all is at peace in your heart again. I will always try and live purposefully, not blindly, and I want to walk with the heart of Jesus (you know that guy, right?).