My 2014 Goals

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2014 Goals I have never been one to set resolutions for myself because I know they are not to be achieved…or even sought after. Yeah, I could resolute to go to the gym at least 3 times a week. But with that comes other stuff: gym membership, gas, having someone to watch the kiddos. So that is one that will not be done….and has never been even sought after by me (although I should).

So after having a bad year I have decided to set some goals for myself. Tangible goals that will make 2014 a good year, my year:

  • Get healthy with both eating better and exercising in the commodity of my own house with help from Skinny Again!, Barre3 App, and FitStart.
  • Become Foster Parents. We are still in the talks on whether we will be adopting through Foster Care or just fostering kids but fostering is definitely in our future.
  • Open my own e-commerce business. I have yet to decide what to specialize in but it is definitely happening this year.
  • Take more photos. This year was my worst when it came to taking photos. I did have a few great shots but I didn’t snapped moments as often as before.
    • Monthly family photos.
    • Monthly photos of the boys together/alone
    • 52 weeks challenge
  • Work on my temper. I am one to snap easily and I really hate that. So this year I want to work hard to lessen my temper.
  • Get back on track with my blog. 2013 was a bad year for my blog. 2014 will be the year where I create better content, expand my blogging horizons, make blog friends. Hopefully I will be able to make a conference or two, who knows.
  • I want to treat and pamper my self, truly spend more time on me.
  • Take cooking, photography, and/or writing classes. Maybe even throw in some tennis classes.
  • Spend more time with my family. I want to explore the world, go hiking, discover cool new places in town with my family. Now that I have a driver’s license I can definitely make this happen!
  • Going out more with my husband on dinner dates, to dance, or just because we can.
  • And most important I want to be happy!

 

What are your 2014 goals?

 

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30 Comments
  • Heather - Acting Balanced Mom
    January 6, 2014

    Wow – you’re going to have a busy and productive 2014!

  • Susan
    January 6, 2014

    The biggest goal I have for 2014 is to spend more time with my family, my daughter is growing up so fast and she will be off to college before I know it.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Time does go by fast! It feels like just yesterday when my oldest son was born. He is turning SIX in May!

      Enjoy time with your family! 🙂

  • Jayne Townsley
    January 6, 2014

    You have a lot going on!

    I read about your cat and I’m so sorry. We had a cat named O’Malley and due to needing to move, he went to live with my aunt who spoils him rotten. He’s about 10 now. 🙂

    I summed up my goals for 2014 in one word: Prosper.

    Whatever I do, I want it to lead to better relationships, better finances, better health…Improving step by step.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      I love how you sumerized your goals: Prosper. I too want to prosper and be better at what I do, being loving my family, spending more time with them.

  • Amber Edwards
    January 6, 2014

    Those are fantastic goals! I am hopeful I can get in a Photography class, either in an actual classroom or online. But I’d prefer a classroom setting if possible. That is my goal for this year.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      I have been learning photography on my own but I’d, too, love to go take actual classes. Have you found any online classes?

  • Jenny
    January 6, 2014

    Great goals! I too need to work on my temper. I’ve always had a bad temper, though it’s getting better since I started taking super high doses of fish oil. I just get annoyed so easily! Need to work on that!

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Ever since I read your comment I cannot stop thinking about getting fish oil!! I too get annoyed super easy. I’ll definitely look into taking fish oil! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Erinn S
    January 6, 2014

    Those are amazing goals-temper-diet and fostering! Good luck and I hope you get a child this year!!

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Thanks, Erinn!! We are hoping we get to welcome a new child into our lives. So far we have gotten word back from a case worker with our next step into Fostering. It will take time but it is worth it!

  • Lexie Lane
    January 6, 2014

    Really good list! I started with your first one. So let’s see how it goes. Good luck!

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Good luck to you too, Lexie!!

  • Jessica
    January 6, 2014

    Wow! Fostering is such an awesome responsibility. Good for you!

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Thanks! Thankfully we are in a position that makes it possible to help kids that need some love, security, and understanding. We’ll see how well it goes. 🙂

  • lanie craig
    January 6, 2014

    I too hope to make this year a more successful blog year!!! I need this to work and be my full time job this year.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      I would love for my blog to be successful enough to bring in money. I guess we will just have to work extra hard and have fun, huh?! Goo d luck! 😀

  • Family Travels on a Budget
    January 6, 2014

    Great goals — they really complement each other.

    My in-laws were foster parents for several years. It left a great impact on us all — and we adopted a little girl almost 9 years ago. It’s life changing. I can say with certainty that they bless you far more than you can ever bless them. <3

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      When I met my husband his mother was fostering two kids (family members, second cousins I think). We’ve been part of fostering in one way or another. We have yet to decide whether we want to adopt (which is pretty likely we will) but I just cannot wait to venture into fostering.

  • becca
    January 6, 2014

    i wish you well with all your goals i know you will accomplish them all

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      You are so sweet, Becca. Thanks 🙂 I wish you the greatest year ever!

  • Nova S
    January 6, 2014

    I hope that whenever you set yourself into this year it would be accomplish.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Thanks, Nova. I hope the best for you too! 🙂

  • Chubskulit Rose
    January 7, 2014

    Tangible or realistic goals is better than having a long list of resolution. I don;t do resolution either. Good luck to your goals this year.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Thanks and hope you have an amazing 2014!!

  • Janeane Davis
    January 7, 2014

    You have a nice set of goals for 2014. Making them public should help you to achieve them.

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Making them public does make them feel more tangible. I now feel like I have to be accountable for them. And it helps give me that extra push I so need 🙂

  • Crystal
    January 7, 2014

    A good list! Last year sucked for me, too, so I’m hoping this one is awesome to even things out! I’m focusing on creating better content for my blog this year, too, and posting more consistently!

    • Sofia
      January 10, 2014

      Well, here it goes, for a great 2014. Let’s make this year the best one EVER! Good luck, enjoy and have FUN!

  • Toni
    January 13, 2014

    These are great goals for the year.