7 Goals for 2017

Happy New Year, y’all! Have a mimosa on me. 😉 This post started out as 17 Goals for 2017… but that’s a bit ambitious. I also learned in a professional development session a few months ago that when you’re listing things for people, the number seven is when the attention span begins to lapse. So, without further adieu, S E V E N goals for 2017 it is.

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ONE // Complete the Tone It Up #LookForLove Challenge, start to finish (and follow the meal plan as closely as possible)

I’ve signed up for many, many Tone It Up challenges in the last few years. I’m also a member of the TIU Nutrition Plan (looove it!♥), but I’ve never totally followed the challenges or accompanying meal plans. This year I want to give it a real shot and see what happens! I’m terrible at following through with things, so completing the challenge will mean a lot more to me than just a few pounds lost.

TWO // Blog at least two times a week

When I blogged a few years ago, I posted five days a week. After a while, that started to wear on me and I lost inspiration. I’m hoping that by focusing on only two to three posts a week I can stay inspired and produce quality content and grow as a writer and blogger.

THREE // Read 12 Books

I set this goal for myself last year and I reached it. However, the Harry Potter series (I’d never read them until last year) made it pretty easy. I was more than half way to my goal by June. This year I want to fill my brain with lots of new books! Recommendations are welcome. 🙂

FOUR // Complete a runDisney race

In 2014, I ran my first (and only so far) half marathon. I’ve taken a break from distance running over the last couple of years, but I’ve wanting to do another race. I’m also a Disneyphile, so a runDisney race would fulfill two dreams in one. I’m specifically looking at this one. If you’ve done any runDisney races, I would love tips and tricks!

FIVE // Close my old 401K

This goal is probably opposite of what most people make — but hear me out. I contributed to a 401K for about two years and then I started teaching. Since I left my old job, that money has just been sitting and gathering dust. I’m an extremely conservative investor, so it really hasn’t grown much either. I’ve known how much I need to do something about it, I just… haven’t. It drives my husband crazy, y’all. 🙂

SIX // Start running again

As mentioned above, I’ve taken a break from distance running in the last couple of years. If I’m going to train for a half marathon, I’m going to have to start running regularly again! I think the #LookForLove Challenge will help with that a lot. Karena and Katrina always promote running and other forms of steady state cardio.

SEVEN // Finish putting our house together

We moved into our new house in November and got all the big things taken care of right away, but there are still a few things we want to do. I need to clear some clutter and finish hanging things on the walls. My husband wants to get a new grill and repave our patio!

Are you a New Year goal setter? What items are you hoping to tackle in 2017? If you enjoyed this post, check out my 2017 word of the year, B A L A N C E.


    • jessica1407 says

      It is hard, isn’t it?! I love reading, but it takes me forever to finish books because I’m so stinking busy!

  1. says

    I need to find a posting balance too. I either don’t post for a week or 2 or I post 5 days in a row. Actually, I have 9 posts scheduled for the next two weeks haha. Start 2017 strong I guess! But one of those I think next week is book recommendations, maybe I’ll have something on there you can add to your list.
    I like the house goal! We moved in last May but we’ve been slow going at anything decor related. I should add that to my 2017 list too.

    • says

      We FINALLY got things hung on the walls last week. It actually looks like people live here now and I’m so thankful to have it all up off the floor. Moving into a house is exciting, but it’s also exhausting!

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