Happy New Year everybody!

Do you set annual goals or New Year’s resolutions? I do it every year and I enjoy the process of looking back on my year and dreaming about the year ahead.

I’ve always been pretty goal-oriented, and I try to be very intentional about setting SMART (Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Timebound) goals. Here are a few of my goals for 2018:

1. Health and fitness. Run a half marathon.

I’ve basically been out of shape since my kids were born, and that includes almost 10-year-old! I did races years ago (B.K. or Before Kids) and knew I could get excited about this goal.

The race is April 15… Is anyone with me? More info and sign up here.

2. Financial. Get ahead of the deadlines.

Yes, even financial planners have financial goals. The first half of the year I want to fully fund my retirement account (yep, one of those easy financial goals) and ahem, file our taxes by April 15th. We’ve been on extension the past few years — not that there’s anything wrong with that — and it drives my husband crazy.

3. Personal Growth. Become a better writer.

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but the habit of blogging or even writing in a journal seems to wax and wane.

This blog has been around in some form since 2012 but it’s been growing cobwebs since the twins were born in 2014. I think about writing a lot – I get ideas for new blog posts all the time and have unpublished drafts and notes all over the place. This year I need to actually publish!  My goal is to finalize something every week either on this blog or PowerOverDivorce.

What about you? What are your goals for 2018?


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Sara Stanich