In many ways, my life was on hold in 2015. There was the tragedy of my mom’s life and death struggle and recovery from her car accident. My daughter graduated from high school and then moved out of our house for the first time and went to college. My 3 year long technology project at work launched (still smoothing out the details). My son moved to a new school and started high school. 2015 was most definitely a year on hold personally as I prepared for and worked through the tragedies and milestones of life. While there is still much investment to do in these areas, I want to be intentional about my 2016. I want to make up for lost time. I want to have a vision, goals and aspirations. This is quite a strange thought for me as I have literally never done a New Year’s resolution. I don’t really believe in them. Instead of putting together a resolution or multiple resolutions that you forget about within the first month of the year; I decided to make a vision/goals board that fully incorporates everything that I want to do this year. Most are not simply do and forget goals, but things that I want to do, not only in 2016, but on an ongoing basis. These are things that I want to make into a lifestyle.
So, here it is; my 2016. It is going to be a year of celebration. I turn 40, my parents turn 60, my brother turns 30, I celebrate my 20 year wedding anniversary and my brother is getting married. How can you not celebrate with this line up? This is a year setup for celebration.
Here is the list of 2016 visions/goals that went into building the board pictured here. Happy 2016 to you! Seize this year. You never know, it could be your best year yet!
Travel – Hawaii/Costa Rica/Mexico
20 year anniversary & pics
Investing in marriage
Have more fun
Peace, joy, hope
Stillness (not busy) – letting God work
One day at a time
Invest more in 401K
Less confusing; simplify
Go to the ocean more (body board, sup, snorkel)
PMP (project management) certification