Planning for 2015 (aka setting New Year’s Resolutions!)

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I am very excited to NOT be going back to work tomorrow and, in fact, have another week of vacation to try and be productive!

I’ve been thinking about my goals for 2015 and I started by classifying my goals into several categories.  Next I set some top-line direction.

Here’s where I’m at so far:

Family goals:

  • Update our budget for 2015 and set our financial milestones for the year
  • Take a family vacation
  • Participate in more activities with the girls and provide more experiences

Professional Goals

  • Start turning my mind to what comes next for me career-wise
  • Look to build the skills I would need to get there
  • Continue to build my professional networks
  • Explore some options for further education

Health & Fitness Goals

  • Bring more physical activity into my life
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Eat less processed/convenience foods

Blog Goals

  • Rebrand the blog with new visuals
  • Update my “About” page
  • Introduce some collaborations into the blog
  • Expand my social media (e.g., platforms I’m using, followers I have)

My next steps are to get quite specific and identify my tangible plans for achieving these goals.  Stay tuned for progress on this!

What are your goals for 2015?

Holiday Productivity

Today is my first full day of holiday vacation. I am super excited to have 3.5 weeks off from work! While I don’t have any plans for exciting travel, I do have intentions of being super productive. My plan is to do something productive each day.

Here is what the next few weeks have in store:

Vacation Tasks


  • Do a present inventory to ensure I haven’t missed anything (or bought too much!)
  • Wrap presents
  • Finish up my homemade gifts


  • Rebrand the blog for the new year (I’m excited about this one!!!)
  • Purge my closet
  • Clean out the playroom (make room for the new toys coming in!)
  • Take a trip to Ikea


  • Re-decorate the bathroom (painting too!)
  • Work on my living room gallery wall
  • Organize/set-up the desk in the basement
  • DIY some artwork for the bedroom
  • Finish organizing the entry way (why does the project never end!?!)
  • Set up new dress up storage in the playroom

I’m sure this list will continue to grow but I look forward to sharing my progress with you!

Do you have any exciting plans for your vacation time?