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?

Planning for 2014

While I’m still in vacation mode until I’m back at work on Monday, I have a huge list of things I want to accomplish around the house. While there are a lot of little things, I’ve decided to focus on projects for 3 specific areas of the house: L’s room, the kitchen and the basement.

Here’s what I have planned:

L’s Room:

  • Add 2 bookshelves (considering making these!) to either side of her bed
  • Set up a reading centre
  • Set up a place for playing with magnetic dress-up dolls
  • Put a fun paint treatment on her dresser
  • DIY some accessory storage
  • Make some canvas photo displays


  • Install a hanging shelf under our upper cabinets
  • Update the command centre
  • Organize the large corner cabinet
  • Add some DIY artwork


  • Paint and install some curtains
  • Add more storage to the office/craft area
  • Set up a place to display the kids’ artwork
  • Create a dress up centre in the playroom
  • DIY some artwork for the playroom
  • Set up an area to display family photos
  • Finish the bathroom reno

Now that I everything down on paper, it looks like a lot! I’m ready for the challenge though!

My goal is to have these projects wrapped by the end of March. 1 space/month makes it seem much more manageable!

What are your goals for 2014?