If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
Every year is another chance for us to start a new. January 1st is our time every year to reflect and dream of what’s to come. One of my favorite parts of the start of a new year is setting goals. For as long as I can remember, it has always been a tradition in my household to sit down and write out our goals as a family. There’s just something about putting your potential achievements on paper that makes them seem so much more attainable!
This year for the first time in a long time I’ll have two sets of goals! I find this exciting because I’ve always been a goal-oriented person and the idea of seeing how I’ve progressed by December 31, 2017 gives me something to look forward to.
This goal is a big one for us this year! Nick and I have been looking into some money saving challenges and will be starting one for the year today! We are excited to put the money away to save for a future trip or just something we might need for the house.
You may recognize this goal from last month, but this is just a reoccurring goal for me. Life gets busy and it’s so easy to forget to give thanks for the people and things we are blessed with. This year for Christmas my mom gave Nick and I a notebook for writing down the things we are thankful for daily. I think this will be a fun exercise for us to review our blessings together each day!
Cook More, Eat Out Less
During our first six months of marriage, I’ve been slacking in the cooking department! After a long day at work sometimes it’s just more convenient to grab something on the way home. This year I’m aiming to cook at least three nights out of the work week. Wish me luck!
Make Time For Family
This goal is not something that I take for granted. Not everyone has the opportunity to always visit with their loved ones, but Nick and I do. We are both within an hour of parents and we love spending time with out family! After a very busy six months, 2017 should hopefully allow for more time with our loved ones.
Teach Roux New Tricks
On the 7th Roux will be six months old! It may seem like a silly goal, but Nick and I have always planned on teaching Roux some tricks while she is still a puppy. We have high hopes for our little furbaby who has already shown a lot of potential! Hopefully I’ll be bragging on Miss Roux Killebrew and all the tricks she learns later in the year!
Continue Blogging Consistently
Between a full time job and a social life, this goal can be hard to keep up with! I’ve tried my best since September to blog consistently and I plan to do the same for the new year. With a content calendar in hand and my blog besties (Allison & Lizzie) by my side, nothing is impossible!
Add Fashion Posts to Kait Around The Kingdom
I put out a Twitter poll, and the people have spoken! Fashion posts will be coming to Kait Around The Kingdom in 2017. This is a goal that I’m excited to start this year! Who doesn’t love the chance to wear cute clothes and get all dressed up?
Building My Following
My blog is still fairly new, but I’m planning to gain some following in the year 2017! Last night at midnight I documented all of my final numbers of 2016 and I plan to compare them monthly to track my progress. If you want to follow me on my journey this year don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and my social media so you don’t miss a thing!
Blog About Disney More
When I first started this blog back in 2015, the dream was to blog about all things Disney. With the help of Allison and Lizzie, I was able to figure out the new direction for my blog that you see today! This goal is definitely attainable because I’ve got tons of ideas and I already have a trip lined up for this year in February. Only 55 days until I’m back in my happy place!
I’ve had a great 2016, but I’m willing to bet that 2017 will be the best year yet! My motto for this year is “If you can dream it, you can do it!” Not only is this one of my favorite Walt Disney quotes, but I think it represents the whole idea behind goals. We set goals because we are trying to achieve something in life, and for most of us our goals and dreams tend to be the same thing!
So here’s to a fun and successful 2017. Push the limits, reach for the stars, and dream BIG!