FRESH START + 2016 GOALS

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One of my favorite parts of a new year is starting fresh with my goals. I like to look back and see what I’ve done during the previous year and what I’ve accomplished. I sat down last week and listed out all of my goals, and although I won’t share all of them with you, here are a few I’ll be working on this year.

Weekly DIY Friday. I started DIY Friday last year and consistently shared weekly tutorials for more than half of the year. But with my pregnancy and the launch of Modern Girls and the holidays, things got so busy that this weekly feature got neglected. So I’m back on the wagon and weekly tutorials will start again this Friday — get excited!

In bed by midnight every night. Maybe if I make this goal every year it will eventually happen. I’m the worst about going to bed on time, so I’m trying again this year to take better care of myself and get more sleep.

Go to New York Fashion Week. It’s been a goal of mine for a few years, but I just haven’t been able to make it happen. But this year, it’s happening.

Redesign my office. I’ve arranged and re-arranged 100 times, but my tiny office space is just really hard to work with and I can’t figure out how to best utilize the space. But this year I’m making it happen, and I’ll be sure to share the process here on the blog!

Set aside non-work time for myself every week. When my sister was in town this past weekend, we were talking about our hobbies. Both of our blogs revolve around our hobbies, which makes working really fun and awesome, but also makes it hard to ever get away from work. So I’m challenging myself to at least an hour of non-work me-time every week, whether it’s giving myself a manicure, reading a book, hanging out with friends, or watching a TV show.

I have lots more goals, but now I want to hear yours! What are you hoping to accomplish this year?