Our 2018 New Year's Goals

Photo by  Annie Spratt  on  Unsplash

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Happy New Year!! We just know it’s going to be the best year yet!! Some people hate them, but we actually really love new year's resolutions. However, we think of them as new year's goals rather than resolutions, because it tends to help us think of things that are more concrete and attainable.

Here's a look at our own New Year's goals for 2018. Break out the champagne (or sparkling water) and set your own amazing intentions for 2018.

Charlotte's New Year's Goals 

Fitness: I would like to run my first (whole) 5k and maintain the ability to run a 5k until the end of the year.

Spiritual: Attend daily mass as a family one day each week AND say the rosary together once a week. At the moment, our only family prayer is a short session with our toddler at bedtime and I think we can do more!

Career: Defend my dissertation in February or March and officially finish my PhD. It's been a long journey and I am excited to be nearing the end!

Lifestyle: Play my guitar at least twice a week. I played classical guitar throughout high school and college, but it fell by the wayside as I continued to grad school, got married, and started a family. I miss it and am working on ways to fit it into my schedule.

Johnna's New Year's Goals

Fitness: I'm already planning on running another half marathon in March and a marathon in May. But this time, I want to set a time goal for myself! I hope to achieve a PR (personal record) in both races!

Spiritual: I went to Adoration for the first time a few weeks ago. It was amazing! I want to go more often, at least once a month.

Career: I want to become a certified running coach! So I signed up for a RRCA Course in March. It might also be nice to become a certified personal trainer. But since certification courses are so expensive, I may need to wait until next year for that goal. ;)

Lifestyle: I got engaged over Christmas! Charlotte's going to be my matron of honor, and we're both super excited. But I can already tell that wedding planning is going to be a big stressor for my type-A personality. So, my goal is to remember that my marriage to my fiancee is a sacrament, a relationship that expresses in a unique way the unbreakable bond of love between Christ and his people. It's the marriage that matters. Not the wedding...even if the caterer serves twice-baked potatoes instead of mashed.

What are your New Year's goals? We'd love to hear them! Comment below or tag us on Facebook and Instagram.

If you enjoyed hearing about our goals for the new year, check out more info and how to contact us on the Our Team page!