04 Jan


I was writing a Facebook post about my goals for 2016, and one of my goals was to write and blog more, when it hit me that I could accomplish a goal while stating my goals, so here we are.  2015 was a pretty monumental year: I had a baby, became a permanent resident in Canada, started working from home, & remodeled our kitchen. I don’t know that I can top any of those items, but I can still set some goals for this coming year.

In no particular order, my 2016 goals:

  • Get more color work done on my back tattoo. Finishing it would be awesome, but that might be pushing it, time and money-wise.
  • Write more. Blog more. Finish the book project and see if there’s real interest in it.  Continue importing old posts from other platforms into this site.
  • Read more. I used to devour books by the dozens. This past year, I started a few that I never finished, added a slew to my “to read” list on GoodReads, and finished maybe five, total, and that’s only because I spent a LOT of time in the car and discovered that audio books don’t put me to sleep like the did in the past.
  • Do more genealogy research – fill in gaps on my dad side of the family and start digging into T’s family so that the Peep has her detailed family history going back to the dawn of time.
  • Make new friends (but keep the old…) It’s lonely in my new country at times. I have met a few awesome folks in Canada, and while I want to spend more time with them, I need to meet new people, too.
  • Continue to monitor and manage health stuff. Migraines suck, but with vigilance toward my triggers & professional help, it seems I can avoid most of them.
  • Plant a small container herb garden for the patio out back, and design and implement a perennial garden for the front yard.
  • Organize the chaos that is our basement storage. Continue to weed & purge all of the random stuff that I’ve accumulated over the years. Take at least one box of items per month to Goodwill or Value Village.
  • Cook more often & try new things.  When eating out, try new places.
  • Be the best mom & wife & friend I can be.
  • Continue to be flexible as the work/life balance shifts. Because it will shift.

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