We belong to a group that takes turns hosting a dinner party every month. Our turn hosting is this Saturday so I have been trying to do a little prep every day to get ready.
As I prepare to have friends over, I start seeing my rooms as my guests see them and then all the little imperfections come to light. But if I don’t get this vision until the day of the party, as sometimes happens, then I feel overwhelmed with little cleaning or decorating details that are tangential to the party.
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I hope you had a warm and cozy holiday with your loved ones. We certainly enjoyed ourselves, eating too much, playing games and watching our favorite holiday movies.
Now that we are headed toward 2018, my thoughts quickly turn to my goals for the new year. I always look forward to a fresh start and the opportunity to move forward on my goals in all areas of life. In fact, I usually review past goals and I always see progress. Even small change is welcome. I have found that writing down my goals is the best way to stay on track.
Mr. DB and I sit down for a planning session for our joint goals each year. I have to get vacations and trips on the calendar or we are frantically try to squeeze them in among other commitments. We sit with our calendars and talk about potential trips and pencil in dates. Also, it helps him with scheduling work commitments knowing this personal time is planned.
I also make plans for my home. Writing your goals and plans down brings them from the vague “someday” ether and into reality. And sometimes I realize that I don’t want to bring a vague goal into reality, it was a fantasy anyway. But actually putting down window replacement for 2018 means I will make it happen.
So, to that end, I created this printable goal list to jump start your thinking on the changes and home improvements you would like to make in 2018.
Home Goals for 2018
I would love to hear about your planning process each year. Let me know in the comments!