5 Steps To: Forgiveness

  In honor of the new year, I thought it would be a good time to write a post about forgiveness. We’re all making our list of resolutions and a really common one is “let go of grudges” and to … Continue reading

2016 Goals

2016 Goals




So,ย I know I’m a little lot late on this whole “goals for the year” thing. But, better late than never right?! So here’s some of the goals I made at the beginning of the year and how I’m doing on them ๐Ÿ™‚

*edit* Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I cannot believe I almost forgot to mention this! My mother made made wear something green today. I tried convincing her that my green eyes were enough, but she wasn’t having it ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Read 24 Books:ย  My goal is two books a month, I almost always read more than that. But, I’m giving my self some leeway. I’m not sure how many books I’ve read so far this year… I think about 5 or 6. I know that’s not a lot. Some people read that in a month. Nonetheless, I love reading and collecting books. I got a Kindle as a gift a few months back and love reading on it. I might actually like it a tiny bit better than paper books. The jury’s still out…

Read the whole Bible: Okay. Initially I was going to try and read it in 90 days. Unfortunately that isn’t going to happen. I tried reading it really fast and felt like I was rushing myself. I’m not doing this so I can read it really fast and say “Oh, I’ve read the whole bible.” I’m doing it to grow closer to God and strengthen my faith. This is not a competition nor a race. I’m going to take my time and enjoy reading His word.


Crochet 24 Hats: I learned to crochet last summer by attending a class at my library. I only went once and then taught myself from there. I’m not a professional by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t know how to do fancy stitching or even read patterns. But, I can make scarves, pot holders, and hats. When I started crocheting,ย I had several hats laying around collecting dust. So, I googled charities that accept crocheted/knitted donations and found Knit for Kids. They’re a charity that sends donated hats and sweaters to kids in need all over the world. I love using my newfound hobby for the greater good. If you or someone you know crochets or knits, tell them about Knit For Kids.


Start a blog: I can officially check this one off the list!! I technically created a wordpress account inย 2015, but published my first blog post in January 2016. I have always loved writing and connecting with people. I’m pretty self conscious about my writing so that caused me to hesitate starting a blog. But, I’ve gotten to connect with so many wonderful people from all over the world. I love blogging and plan on doing it for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

Strive for Balance: This is something I think I’m doing fairly well on. What I mean by “strive for balance,” is to balance my workout regime, diet, school work, and life overall. I’m learningย to expect the unexpected and go with the flow. If I miss a workout on my workout day that’s fine. If I didn’tย plan on dessert, but everyone is having a cookie, I’ll have a cookie. I know to some people this doesn’t sound “technically healthy,” but it is! I used to feel guiltyย if I missed a workout or had dessert, but depriving yourself of whatever makes you happy isn’t going to make you happy. Everything is okay in moderation! ย  ย 

We’re only 3.5 months into the year and I feel confident in achieving my goals. I hope your year is off to a greatย start so far. I love setting goals and striving to reach them. No matter how big or small. Have a great rest of your week โค ย 


Question Time:

What was/is one of your goals for 2016? ย 

What are you most excited about in 2016?


Thanks for reading,