Yearly Goals 2017

Today I took time to write my yearly goals down.  I have never done this before, and I already feel more focused and determined.

I also ordered a planner to keep me organized and moving forward.  I personalized my cover with some of my favorite photos and can’t wait until it comes in the mail.  There were a few glitches on the website while making it…I may write a review up on the planners after I receive it.  Click here to check them out!

My 2017 Goals


  • Once a month family date nights (games, recreation, laser tag, skating, movie…)
  • Dinner together at the table with a minimum of one night completing a page in our family gratitude journal
  • Organize bin for each child and add a letter a month
  • Nephew sleepovers/dates
  • Remember birthdays and send out cards and possible gift


  • Re-connect with friends I’ve lost touch with
  • Once a month friend date
  • Make a new friend…maybe a pen-pal in another country


  • Plan engaging lessons for students and continuously strive to improve
  • Weekly positive note to co-worker and/or student
  • Take career to district level
  • Be mindful of student needs and go above and beyond (snacks, food, birthdays…)
  • Increase student participation with our school newsletter

Professional Development

  • Read a chapter a day
  • Watch two TED talks a week
  • Read scholarly articles related to education, culture, leading…

Health and Wellness

  • Continue to eat healthy and try new fruits and vegetables
  • Make dinner menu each week to plan meals
  • Meal prep breakfast and lunches
  • Work out three times a week for at least 45 minutes each time
  • Continue to take vitamins
  • Drink more water (full bottle/day)
  • 15 minute meditation per day
  • Use my Fitbit
  • Learn to can


  • Monthly date night
  • Random acts of love


  • Keep decluttered (focus on a room a week to keep organized)
  • Fix front step
  • Finish decluttering basement storage and garage
  • Prep to sell by March
  • fire and C02 detectors…new batteries


  • Continue to work on improving credit score
  • Pay off Bport Bill and complete cert. by March
  • Read a book on investing/stocks


  • Take a trip to a new place
  • A mini-trip with the chillens
  • At least three road trips to new places
  • renew passport


  • Weekly blog work
  • Once a month update family “year book”
  • Photo a day challenge
  • Self-hypnosis once a month

Share in a comment:  Do you write yearly goals?  monthly goals?  weekly goals?  What are your experiences?  What is one goal you will be focused on this year?


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I’m a mother of three beautiful children who have given me the strength in life to be determined in reaching my goals. I am a teacher certified in English and Special Education and truly enjoy going to work every day. I recently completed my requirements to become certified in school district leadership to make an impact on a much larger scale. I have had my fair share of blood, sweat, and tears, but the entire journey has made me grateful and appreciative of all that I have. One strategy I found helpful was to find something every day to be thankful for---focus on the positives in life! My goal with this blog is to do just that---focus on those “little” moments with the hope to inspire others.

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