I Want To Make A Difference With My Words In 2017

Every year around this time, we get the idea to write down a ton of things we want to accomplish in the New Year, even some outrageous goals that seem unreachable.

In 2016, I really didn’t write as much as I would have liked to. It was a great year, but was largely filled with adult-ing and surviving.

I wish I had more hours to my days and more days to my week. That also means that everything I do needs to be worthy of the time I’m spending on the things I’m working on.

2016 In A Nutshell

2016 was an amazing year, since I married my best friend and we got to travel to some of our favorite places and also spend time with some of our favorite people.

I sadly didn’t accomplish as much as I’d have liked to from my 2016 Resolutions. I think for 2017, I am going to do quarterly goals.

But, I really did learn a lot professionally in 2016. I learned how to be a good team lead and how¬†you shouldn’t treat people on your team. Also learned some important things I’ll use when I run my own business someday.

I spoke at the MN Bloggers Conference in Minneapolis.

I recently got an amazing job that I LOVE! I am looking forward to the many adventures to be had there.

Looking On To This Year

I am feeling hopeful for the year ahead as I want to accomplish a lot. At work, our boss gave us this book called “One Word That Will Change Your Life”

My word for 2017 is REACH! For more on why I chose reach go here. I really want to simplify my goals so choosing one word is kind of difficult for me because I’ve always over-packed my backpack with things I want to finish. And then overwhelming myself completely and not accomplishing those goals.

I’m going to make those goals more reasonable so I can actually do and finish them.

Quarterly Goals

To start off my simplifying goal-making strategy, I am going to come up with a list of things I’d like to have accomplished in the next three months and my major goals in 2017.

January, February, and March:

  1. Start exercising 3-4 times a week. (12 month goal: Lose weight and get healthy.)
  2. Write at least 6 hours a week. (12 month goal: Write a complete book and reach out to agents.)
  3. Get a basic product up online to make passive income from. (12 month goal: Make at least $500 extra a month through online business.)
  4. Do something special for someone I love every week. (12 month goal: Relationship. Be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend.)
  5. Make something new weekly. (12 month goal: Build my creativity.)
  6. Do a Bible study every day. (12 month goal: Get closer to the Lord.)

That’s my goals for the next three months.

What are your goals for the next three months?

About Devin Berglund

Writer. Dreamer. Wanderer. Enjoyer of Life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. Her first book "The Mason of Hearts" was recently finished. It's the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.

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