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My Exclusive Goals and Motivation for 2017

Happy Cuties,

We are two days into the new year, have you quit all bad food? Have you promised to work out so you can get back into that dress you love? Have you created a vision board? I haven’t done any of those things.

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Happy New Year Cuties!

How did you celebrate? I was on the sofa with Babe.  The kids were watching Storks and I called the kids up two minutes to midnight. LittleCuteLips was sleeping so I had to carry her upstairs. We counted down, kissed, said Happy New Year and that was it. I sent the Man-Child to bed and put LittleCuteLips in her bed while Babe and I kept watching Mr. Church.

Word of the year: LEAP {noun} a spring, jump, or bound; a light, springing movement.

Motivational Reminder: Growth happens outside of your comfort zone. Go for it!

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Photo Credit: Marcus for D. Todd

Personal Goals: Love myself a bit more. Commit to self-care.  Be honest with myself.

MimiCuteLips Goals: Cover more events. Conduct more interviews. Vlog from time to time.

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Photo Credit: Marcus for D. Todd

Health Goals: Cut my soda addiction to 1 soda a week. Drink water daily. Exercise, start once a week.

Financial Goals: Cut my piece of debt in half. Don’t use any credit cards this year.

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Family Goals: Disconnect more when spending time with the family.  Exercise patience in the parenting department. Continue to foster a relationship with my man-child during these pre-teen years. Try not to fall apart when LittleCuteLips goes to Kindergarten. Check in on my Dad and Grandmother more often.

Focus for 2017: Cut out the things that don’t make me happy. Don’t be afraid to let them go.

2016 was epic and I’m looking forward to 2017 being even better. My baby girl turns 5 and my son officially become a teenager.  Ready or not here I come. I’m going to read Year of Yes again so I get my mojo all the way up.

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What do you want to d0/accomplish in 2017? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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  1. Kemkem

    Love your goals!, especially the cut the debt in half and limit the soda. Best thing l ever did years ago was stop drinking regular Coke, switched to diet Coke, but gave that up 2 years ago too. Hope you achieve them all 🙂 .

  2. LeShelle, host of MRTV

    Tithing is the only goal I’ve made for 2017. I believe the Church a a whole is going to be needed now more than ever as certain human services for our poorest will be cut. I want to help my local church better serve our members and community.

  3. Donna

    I absolutely love your word. LEAP! I think we all should adopt this practice and see what happens

  4. robincharmagne

    Year of Yes was definitely a motivator, good idea to re-read!

  5. KenyaRae

    I love reading the goals and new year posts. Heres to wishing you accomplish everything you set out to accomplish and more!

  6. candy

    We stayed home and went to bed at our normal time. I am past celebrating the New Year. It will be there when I wake up.

  7. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I love the word you chose for this year. I hope you have a GREAT year in 2017!

  8. Heather P

    I like how you segmented and really broke down each of your goals. I think that is something I will do too. Happy New Year 🎆

  9. Paula Schuck

    I love this! It’s so important to have your goals right up front and clearly defined in your mind. That’s the only way you’ll achieve them.

  10. Antoinette

    I actually spent NYE sending out “thank you ” emails to businesses/individuals who I had the opportunity to work with in 2016. My focus, this year, is to truly commit to the growth of my blog.

  11. Heidi Dee

    Good luck with your goals! The sofa one is especially hard- I have quit several times, only to come back to where I was before 😭

  12. Jacqui S

    Sounds like great goals for this year! Disconnecting and spending more face time with family is higher on my priority list.

  13. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love the idea of outlining goals for 2017. 2016 had ups and downs for me, but I’m looking forward to a great year ahead. Thanks for sharing your goals.

  14. Dawn McAlexander

    I intend to make my blog the best that it can be this year. I am off to a flying start. Here’s hoping I can keep it up!

  15. Amanda

    My word for 2017 is “inspire,” and I hope that’s what I’m able to do for others! I like your focus of cutting out things that don’t make you happy. I’ve been working on that as well.

  16. Polarbelle

    Your family picture is beautiful. Your home looks very relaxing. And the tree is gorgeous. I’m trying to decide on my word for the year…I have several….Focus keeps coming to mind…

  17. Kirstin Fuller

    Last year was a great revenue year for my blog so my goal is to double that figure this year. Personally it’s going to be the ‘year of NO’ which is a direct take on Shonda’s year of yes which I followed in terms of ‘Yes’ to at least one event per month that benefited my blog. The ‘year of NO’ means saying no to things I really don’t want to do and to people with crazy requests…lol

  18. Ashleigh

    LOVE these goals! My theme for the year is unapologetic happiness and I’m always stressing self-care! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for us all.

  19. ricci

    LOVE all of your goals and your gorgeous family!! I need to cut the things that don’t make me happy also!

  20. Chante Burkett

    Happy New Year! I also have a family goal to disconnect from work more to spend time with familt

  21. michele d

    Good Luck with your goals. I know it’s not always easy but motivation drives me. Cheers to a successful 2017!

  22. Katie

    Good luck on your goals for 2017!

    Age 5 is so fun. I loved it when my eldest got to that age. My youngest will turn 5 this year also.

    My goal is to keep on blogging… 🙂

  23. Stephanie Cooper

    I like the goals. One of my vices that I’m going to be doing less of in the new year is pizza. I LOVE pizza! My fiancée says he WILL NOT be a side dude to pizza….lol yes pizza has to go!

  24. Tiffany H.

    Cant wait to see you accomplish your goals, you had a great 2016. Love how you set personal goals and business goals. I like the word Leap- never really though of the word but looking at it now, its very powerful concerning the goals you want to accomplish this year.

  25. Bonnie @wemake7

    Wonderful goals. I’m hoping to reach my weight loss goals this time around and get healthier.

  26. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    great lip color and vest. you look super cute.

  27. Jonna

    I want to cut down on some debit, cut down on some pounds, and commit to more ‘downtime’. I also want to travel more.

  28. vee

    Self-care is so important, and so hard!!! I cut out sodas – I am obsessed with all things sparkling water!!!!

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