Happy! New! Year! Can you tell that I am happy to see a new year?! 2016 was a rather strange year in a lot of people’s opinions from reasons ranging from death to politics. Everyone has a right to their own opinion on what kind of year it was for them personally. 2016 wasn’t all bad for me, as a matter of fact, I had a lot of good things happen! I launched my blog, my non-profit, Moms On a Mission, Inc. and met lots of wonderful new people and started to shift my mindset on being content living in a place that still seems to lack an important element of “home” to me. Home is where the heart is and it feels like I left mine in Virginia,but that is a whole nother’ blog!
A new year is just so refreshing and feels like a big second chance to do what you weren’t able to do in the year past so for that I am very excited and optimistic for what 2017 holds! Here is what I am looking forward to in the new year:
- Officially launching Moms On a Mission, Inc and making a big impact in the Tampa Bay Community and beyond. M.O.M.’s core mission is to help working single mothers become more self-sufficient and financially literate. Stay tuned on how you can help. We are seeking board members and web designers if you know of anyone seeking to give to a worthy cause.
- Traveling! O-M-G , why have I been stuck in a rut traveling to the same ole places for the last 10 years!? That stops in 2017! My motto this year is “New Things and New Places“! I have made a list of cities that I’d like to visit, eat in and blog about and they include Chicago and New Orleans and I will be traveling to Chicago first in a few weeks so suggest somewhere really good for me to eat and something really awesome for me to see.
- A new home. I have lived in the same house for 10 years and I am ready for a change of scenery,not to mention, a tax deduction! HA! It’s time to put down roots somewhere and experience home ownership. I want to paint some walls, buy some new furniture and experience something new. I can’t wait for this moment although I have lots of great memories in my current home that we will always carry with us no matter what.
- Maintaining Balance. At times, in 2016 I took on too many things at once. I was working full time and trying to establish my non-profit and build a blog part-time. I felt they were important things to juggle but at times the events associated with the three became overwhelming to manage and I realize in 2017 I must strike the right balance between all that I have going on. I am a social butterfly so it’s hard for me to turn down fun invites but I may have to if my plate is too full. It’s important that we carve out some quiet time in the midst of our busy lives and not neglect our homes, families and other priorities in the process. My Google Calendar keeps me straight and my phone’s memo pad and office dry erase board help me list down important tasks, reminders and things that I need to complete.
So, again, I am very happy for a new year and another opportunity to complete my goals and find happiness in doing the things that I love. What are you excited about? I would love to hear what your goals are for the upcoming year! Hit me up!