I’m still trying to figure out how it’s 2024 already, not to mention halfway through January! How does time go by so freaking fast?! But that means that I’m already behind (what’s new?!) for my 2024 goals & resolutions. I’ve been trying to think about how I want to tackle this year so that it’s hopefully my best yet and honestly it’s hard to narrow down all the things I hope to do this year! But even if it’s hard, I’m going to just lay it all out there… or at least most of it and we’ll just see how things go!
2024 Goals & Resolutions
We started the year already with a deep clean home cleaning which was amazing and totally necessary, but with that came shoving lots of things into closets and cabinets. Towards the end of last year I did my best to start organizing a few drawers around the house, but that was the extent of that. So this year, I’m hoping to get better organized throughout my house — cabinets, drawers, closets, etc — but also with my schedules and such. We’ll see how this goes. The plan is to utilize help and scheduling and calendar apps to help gain control of all this!
This year we’ve made a plan to at least tackle painting our house, building out the pantry (which we hoped to do last year) and finishing up the garage (which we also hoped to tackle last year). I’m also hoping we can get to our pergola extension, our master bedroom to make it a more enviable space as well as finishing up Ella’s record wall and Olive’s accent wall.
If money were no issue, I’d hope to work on our kitchenette area and redo Olive’s bathroom, but let’s be real, we are already pushing it with all this!
New Sources of Income
This is one we’d like to do as a family as well as on my own. On my own, I’m hoping to create bigger waves utilizing my fairies, my blog, and my Instagram following. Digital products, books, services… I don’t know what it will be, but just something to bring in some more money monthly.
As a family, I mean me and my husband, and we are just looking at different options at the moment.
I tend to do this one like every other year, but I’ve already completed one book for 2024, so I think I’ll try to keep it up. I think I finished a book last year, but I had started it the year prior. I’m thinking maybe 6 books. That’s a hard sell for me, but I’m going to shoot for it! Taking time at bedtime while Olive reads has helped with getting this goal in!
I’ll be 40 this year and while I don’t really think about age often, for whatever reason 40 hits differently. I’ve always wanted to leave something behind when I’m gone and I’m not sure I’m there yet. I’ve always seen more for myself and I just can’t quite figure out what that is yet. Sometimes I’ve heard people come into their own about now so I’m hoping thats the case. I’m going to try to stop worrying about what others think or might say. I’m going to try to do things that I want to do and not what others want. I’m hopeful that in doing more of what makes me happy along the way, I may just find me again.
A strange one I know, but this kind of falls into the above as well. I used to love fashion and dressing cute and all that. But after kids and having gained a few pounds, I lost that love. With help from monthly subscription boxes and sometimes just pressing buy now on Amazon, I’m hopeful my style will come back too!
Be A Better Friend
This year I hope to check in more on my friends. Whether that’s popping by, scheduling brunches/lunches/dinners, or just sending more regular texts, I find that I want to make sure the friends I have now are around for a while! So being a better friend with check-ins, random trips, calls, texts, and tiny gifts here and there is on this years agenda!
Ok, so I find that I don’t have much to talk about with my husband these days. We never go out without the kids. We never really do anything other than work and neighborhood things. We need to get out and try new things and hang with each other again. I always put this on my resolutions, but it always falls to the wayside. Maybe not this year!