HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe it? It is already 2017!
I love the start of the new year because it always represents new beginnings and fresh starts. & even though you can technically refresh & restart any time throughout the year, the new year itself is great because everyone is doing it as well. It serves as motivation.
As I've done for the past few years on this blog, I've documented a few goals I want for the year, both blog-wise and personally. This year will be no different. Here are my goals:
 Post consistently every week, regardless of frequency
 Make new business cards
 Attend as media to one event
 Attend at least one blogger/networking event
 Venture out beyond this lifestyle blog :)
 Travel to a new part of Australia
 Travel outside of Australia (not counting California) at least once
 Go back to school for something I am passionate about (I am actually working on this as we speak, please pray for things to work out the way they need to!)
 Get into doing devotionals either by myself/with my husband, doesn't have to be daily
 Read at least 3 novels for pleasure
 Physically create (paint, draw, sculpt, etc)
 Enroll in a creative fitness class (dance/silks)
 Learn to cook at least 2 Filipino dishes really well (so far I can cook 3)
I write my goals down every year to keep myself accountable, to see how I change by the end of the year, and also to encourage anyone who may be on the fence or thinking about any specific goals as well. With my blog goals, because I failed so miserably with what I had for myself last year, I am keeping my list fairly short and simple this year. With my personal goals, I just hope to keep exploring and growing more and more. This will also be my first full year married (CRAZY) so that will be new for me as well.
Here's to new starts! I hope you have a strong one to your new year :) I'm excited to see where this journey takes us.