Bring it on, 2015!

I was going to skip posting my new year goals this year because I really hadn’t put much thought into them yet, but I really enjoyed reading my goals from last year (and then I went on to read 2013 and 2012). I can’t believe how far we’ve come since that first post of 2012 when I went back to work for the first time as a mama. So, I decided I wanted to get some sort of goals down so I have something to reference later and maybe in a couple years I can look and read them again. Better late than never, right?

I will quickly recap my goals from last year. (1.) I’m still working on getting back into shape. I met my goal and ran not one but two half marathons in 2014. (2. & 3.) I think we did a pretty good job of having ‘technology free time’ and I did continue to work on my blog, but I also knew when I needed to take a tiny step back from it when work and life got crazy over the summer. I’m glad I did because I realized how much I missed it during that short break. Not only am I working on this blog, but I also started contributing to Orlando Moms Blog and the Moms Magazine this past year, which was been a great experience. (4.) Christmas decorating was in full force again this season, but I still need to get better about remembering all those other holidays. (5.) I rocked the slow cooker recipes this year (and shared some here) AND I can say that I’ve been doing a great job at meal planning this year too (mostly thanks to my Emily Ley planner)!

On to 2015…

(1.) I really want to work on Greg and I having more time to ourselves, whether that be through date nights out, or just intentional date nights in. I think this will always be a work in progress, but I want to be intentional about it. I also want to do some family fun activities this year too! Crosby is getting older which is making it easier to get out of the house (without taking everything and the kitchen sink). We have passes this year to Legoland and Sea World, thanks to Christmas gifts and some awesome deals, so I want to make sure we put them to good use. The main goal is being more intentional with our time. I could write another whole post on the trials and tribulations of being two working parents in terms of time management, weekends, running errands, etc., but I will leave it at I am going to be more intentional with planning (or not planning) our time this year.

(2.) My race calendar for the spring is getting pretty full and I already have a wish list of races for the fall. I think my biggest goal in regards to running is to beat my 2:22 half marathon PR. I know it is going to take a little bit to get there, but I will run a 2:15 half marathon this year.

(3.) Since we spent majority of last year trying to figure out how to survive as a family of four, our house projects took a backseat. I am already starting a list of house projects I want to work on this year, so stay tuned for all the updates!

(4.) Yet again this year I am writing down another goal about getting to church. We have really fallen off the wagon in regards to our church attendance. I could give you excuse after excuse, but the bottom line is that we need to start small and actually start going to church again.

What’s on your mind for 2015?

3 thoughts on “Bring it on, 2015!

  1. Congrats on running two marathons!
    Ah, technology free time is something I need to carve out this year…maybe in the summer?
    Love all the family/people related goals…that’s brilliant!
    In 2015 I want to really concentrate on keeping my head – the first half of the year I know will be hectic (I have exams) but I’m hoping for at least some downtime this year!

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