Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a fabulous time leaving 2014 as a great memory and getting ready for a brand spankin new year! 2014 was an amazing year for us since it included a few fun trips and the monster one- purchasing our first home! Funnily enough, that wasn’t even a goal for last year. Our goal was for M and I to move in together, and the house part was in talks, but everything happened so fast and I couldn’t be happier!
Speaking of 2014 goals, let’s do a little recap shall we? This list is probably more for me, so if all you’re interested in is 2015, then feel free to scroll! Or, if you’re not interested at all, then we will be back later this week with some house updates : )
We went with a single word to cover the year, which was EXPLORE and I think we were pretty successful at that! Of course all goals have to be measurable (science nerd what) so here’s the examples we laid out.
1. Learn Photography – Work in progress, but I’m happy with what I’ve learned so far and am excited to keep going. The best method has been just to play around with my camera and adjust different settings as a trial and error.
2. Experiment with Post Categories – I tried a few, they didn’t make my heart go pitter-patter, so still in progress : )
3. Add Michigan Features – This is the one goal that I completely flunked on. In my defense, I moved 3 times and we bought a house, so, ya know, those take up a bit of time!
4. Master the Power Tools – Not only do I feel comfortable using what we have, but we’ve about doubled our garage goodies, and I love it!
5. Build Things – Kept this one specific eh? We actually took on two huge projects and completed them this year, but I have yet to post about them. So, just trust me that we finished this one : )
6. Declutter and Donate – Check! Feels so good!
7. Play with Texture – Work in progress, and I’m glad! I want to keep learning and playing until I’m happy. Building up our home to have the cozy and rustic feel I gravitate towards will take time and I’m okay with that.
8. Experiment – Let’s say we dipped our pinky toe in this one though things like the bathroom closet turned paneled built-in, but I have many more ideas to try.
9. Add More Color – I think I’m getting closer to this one- I’m still really neutral heavy, but in our new house we’ve added colors I’ve never imagined I’d like- the reds, blues, greens and even a touch of orange. Isn’t it funny how your tastes change?
10. April Goal (Move into M’s) – Check. X2! I moved once into his apartment, and then we moved into our house 4 months later. Is it bad that all the boxes at Christmas were starting to give me anxiety flashbacks? Hoping to stay in this house for years to come!
And that’s officially a wrap! It honestly seems like I just wrote those goals a few months ago, time has flown by so fast! I’m a huge list lover, probably because I love being able to check them off, so now that it’s a new year, how about a new list? Let’s do this!
This year, we’re refreshed and ready to take on even more. I have three main goals that I would love to tackle, and I’m pretty geeked about them!
1. Keep exploring, but add the “dare” element, this years inspiration word. I have loved how exploring turns into challenging yourself, breaking out of your comfort zone at times, and constantly learning. If I had one goal for my entire life, or one word of wisdom to pass on, I’m pretty sure this one word would cover it! Explore the world, foods, the world of DIY, or whatever it is that suits your fancy. This year, we’re adding an additional step to that- dare. I have dipped my toes in a few goals, but because I have a small comfort box that I sometimes have issues leaving, I’m going to dare myself to make them actually happen. More on those adventures later : )
2. Grow Sypsie. I have a whole list of goals for the blog including a site/theme upgrade and a lot of back-end things that have been on my check-list for months. This year I’m going to make sure that they happen! Or else. Never quite figured out what “else” was, but it always sounds so scary so I better get it done.
3. Graduate from the 90% club. Are you familiar with this club? Perhaps I’ve seen you there? Or maybe that was the clean plate club. I’ve definitely mastered that one as well. Can you tell I’m hungry? The 90% I’m talking about is where you start a project and are sooooo close to finishing and having it picture ready for your life (or blog) but you move onto something else whether it be another project, or something in life comes up, and it never quite gets finished to your liking. I have probably earned my tenure in this club, and I want to finally move on. The only bonus to this club is that my procrastination game is totally on point lately. This is the first goal I’ll be tackling this year- and I hope to finish projects up shortly and will be sharing rooms that we’ve been working on soon!
So, if you’re still with me after all of this rambling, tell me how your goals for 2014 ended up! What was your favorite memory from it? Any exciting things planned for 2015? I hope your holiday was wonderful and can’t wait to start this new, fresh year!
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