Goals for 2015

If you're anything like me, you probably make a million and one goals for the upcoming year and stick to well.... none of them. I always say "Oh, I'm going to work out more" or "I should really start to eat healthier". But, since none of these goals are very specific, I almost (okay, always) never actually do them.

So, this year, I'm getting more specific. I'm focusing on mental health (as well as physical health, but that's a given and something I should make goals for more than one time a year anyway), financial health, and boosting my everyday happiness. 

In no particular order, here are my top five goals for 2015:

1. Read one book a month.

I feel like I am constantly saying "I want to read that" about every book I hear. So now, I'm making a conscious effort to check some fun reads and business reads off my list this year. So far, I've got #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Love Skip Jump by Shelene Bryan, The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg, Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham and I'm still finishing up The Good Son: JFK Jr and the Mother He Loved by Christopher Andersen. Any other must-reads I should add to my list??

2. Start saving.

You're never too young, and I'll thank myself later for it.

3. Write more "just because" notes.

Growing up in a Southern household, thank you notes were a requirement after each birthday and Christmas. But now, it seems that's the only time of year that I send snail mail. I must make a better effort of keeping up with family and friends who don't live near-by. Good thing I've got some new stationery from my good friends at WritefullyHis ;)


4. Use my Sundays wisely.

No more Sunday-Fundays for this girl! Just kidding :) BUT, I do plan to use my Sunday evenings more efficiently in 2015 by planning out my weeks in my cute new weekly desk pad by Rifle Paper Co that Hobbs gave me for Christmas. After all, "A Sunday well spent brings a week of content" Here's to hoping!

My people (minus Hobbs)!! In 2015, I'm making a better effort to see them all more often, especially that little baby coming in the Spring :)

My people (minus Hobbs)!! In 2015, I'm making a better effort to see them all more often, especially that little baby coming in the Spring :)

5. Be present in the moment.

Whether I'm at dinner answering emails or getting orders ready for shipment while on the phone with a friend, very seldom do I allow myself to be fully present in the moment. Nothing drives me more crazy than every single person at a table looking at their phones instead of having a conversation. Though I realize that some things truly can't wait (like the day I get a phone call telling me I'm an aunt-March 1st, come sooner!!), most things can. So, in 2015, I'll leave my phone in the car before I walk into dinner. I'll keep my phone, iPad, and computer tucked away in my studio when friends come over. I'll really listen to what my friends are saying, and I'll be fully present in the place that I am.

What are some of your New Years goals? What do you suggest I add to my list?!


Mary Frances