Happy 2017!


I am so looking forward to this new year.  I’m focusing on becoming a healthier me as I’ve gained a few more pounds and discovered with most foods I eat, I just feel plain lousy.  So this seems to be the day.  It’s a Sunday and the beginning of a new journey.

So as part of my journey of health – I’m going to be focusing on eating fruit and veggies every day and to try to eliminate processed foods from my diet.  As much as my taste buds love Cheez-It’s Classic Snack Mix – about an hour later I feel just icky.  I’m trying to follow the advice my body is giving me and maybe we’ll feel better.

I’m going to continue to focus on my family history.  My long lost family members I found here in the same town I grew up in I will be meeting with this new year to get stories about family.  So excited!

Contemplating a reading challenge. A few years back I read 60 books, contemplated 75, but sometimes that takes up so much time and energy.  We’ll see.  But I do want to read more.

And of course – trying to get myself (and by extension my husband) out of debt.  We can do this.  Our willpower just has to be so much better than it is.

Organization is another on-going goal for me.  But lately even I’ve been feeling claustrophobic from some of the stock piled junk.  January – look out!

My last goal is to blog once or twice a week.  I really do enjoy sharing my thoughts and finds with the world.

What are your goals for 2017 – share in the comments below!!!  Good luck!


My Goals to be a Better Blogger

Greetings Peeps!

Today is the first day of a new work week and I am determined to make the most of every moment of the day.  I’ve already gotten the kids up and off to school and while I have my hour before I head off to the daily grind, I started working on the class I have signed up for… Blogging 201… and I’m focusing on what I want to achieve with my blog.

Goals.  Life is all about goals.  And even with starting this blog I’m sure I had a goal I wanted to accomplish.  I did.  My first goal was simple, I’ve always been an introvert (surprise – a blogger who is an introvert!) and with that comes that hard job of (gulp) making friends. I guess a part of me figured I would find people with common interests that I could find to discuss things with on my blog and by following other blogs (no, I wasn’t looking for a bff… though to have one would be nice).

Secondly, I could share cool information I find on Pinterest and other such fascinating places with many people at one time.

Thirdly… I’d be so incredibly wrong to not say that the thought of becoming a world famous blogger did go through my mind for about 5 seconds but ya know, I realize how slim those chances are, not to mention how I’m sure my introvert-self would really just LOVE that.

Lastly my goal is to try to blog daily, or close to it anyhow. Having 58 boards on Pinterest I feel I could come up with themes for the different days quite easily (HA!) it’s coming up with interesting titles that drags me down (One Direction song now going through my head).

But no more… today is the day life is going to be lived in the positive… we are going to live up to our goals!!! Do you have goals you want to live up too?  Share with me!