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29 and Counting

I wanted to merge my list of goals or 2017 with my list of personal goals for myself. Being a December baby, the two really do meld, it’s hard to remember where one ends and the next begins.

Here’s what I want to accomplish in the next 365+ days.

Focus on Me: For the first time, I think I’m on track to do this. I’ve started a new job, in a great company, where I’m able to take my skills to the next level. I’ve made the decision to leave a company and team I loved, to focus on my career, and my blog. I no longer have a conflict of interest with my blog, and I really intend to put it at the top of my list.

Build my Blog: Obviously, if you’re reading this now, you either know me personally, or you’ve found me through Instagram, Facebook, or good ole Google. I appreciate all of you equally, and without you, I would not have the motivation to keep this going. I want to write at least one blog post per week. With that said, I’m going to benchmark myself at one every two weeks. It’s a good start right?

Finish the projects that I start: This goes for the house, the countless DFIY (didn’t finish it yourself) projects. Even laundry…. Yes, that’s the one I’m least proactive at completing.

Ignore the Peer Pressure: numerous times, I’ve made decisions based on what others have done previously, or what I felt others would want me to do, so this one brings me back to #1. Focus on me. Don’t let the pressures of what is normal dictate how I should be living my life.

Exercise: Okay, this one is a cop out, because like everyone, the new years resolution is to be healthier… Blah. Blah. Blah. I don’t care if I’m the fittest person, if I can run the fastest, or lift the heaviest weights. What I care about is how these joints don’t function as well as they used to (you know, at 28!).

Love it all: Its way too easy to get caught up in your emotions. What I want is to be in love: (I am) with a great guy, a great job, and a blog that fuels me and drives me to do more. With family, and friends and even things that may have normally bothered me, like driving in traffic to work. I’m going to take time to reflect on me, on what I have, what I can do, what I can’t do (yet).

I’m going to make it happen this year.

- Taryn


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