2015 was the best year of my life. I moved to a different state, learned how to golf and probably spent half the year on a golf course (follow me on snapchat – jacsm – and I’ll prove it in 2016!). I learned how to filet a fish, and the fisherman who taught me asked me to marry him! I traveled to Indianapolis for the first time to meet Dan’s family. I planned my wedding, got MARRIED!!, went on an amazing honeymoon that I still get nostalgic about, opened more presents than I have in my entire life, got settled in our cute apartment, and began a whole new chapter with my husband – we merged books, actually.
Now that the hustle of the holidays is over and the first week of reality has come to a close, I’ve had a chance to look back at all of the blessings God showered on my life in 2015 and into 2016. It’s near impossible to process, and I keep having to flutter away misty eyes. Such joy. As I move forward in life and into the new year, it’s exciting to write out goals that will positively impact my someone special as well. I now do life fully with someone else, and I want to be sure we start out on the right foot. So, here are a few of my goals for the upcoming year:
1. Keep living like a newlywed. I don’t want to rush into “married life” quite yet. I want to live like newlyweds at least for the next year! Spontaneous, travel, firsts, fun, newness, learning… All these words come to mind, and I want to embrace every aspect of being newly married.
2. Read one book per month. I have literally set this goal for myself every year and have consistently failed. I see such a difference in my writing, speaking, and conversations when I immerse myself in books. It’s a trait I love, so I’ve made this goal a priority.
3. Live lovingly. Live selflessly. Live authentically. These are self-explanatory and the most challenging as they relate to character tweaking.
4. Devote time to my photography and blogging. Document. Find direction. Tap back into my styling, editing, and writing.
5. Golf. Because is ‘Becoming A Professional Golfer’ too aggressive? Probably, but it’s still a dream of mine. I want to have a score of at least a 90 by the end of the year.
6. Get fit. And I mean get. fit. I’m ready for this challenge and excited about the hard work as much as the outcome. I’m going to do a mixture of Pure Barre, running four or five times a week (long runs), and having Dan be my gym coach.
What goals are you hoping to achieve? xx