Second Chances Girl - a Miami family and lifestyle blog!: Workin' It Wednesday: 2017 Goals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Workin' It Wednesday: 2017 Goals

I love fun posts and I love me a good link up. One of my favorite bloggers, Shay from Mix and Match Mama, posted up a new link-up today and I am thrilled to be joining in! This new monthly linkup is called Workin'It Wednesdays and it's all about how you are workin' it in life. This month's topic is 2017 goals and now that we are a few weeks into the new year, I have finally settled on my goals for 2017. Notice, I typed goals and not resolutions. I work better with the word goals.

Goal #1: Do more of what makes me happy!
This goal is very important to me. It has taken me a long time to realize that I need to be #1 before I can do anything for anyone else. I have decided to do more of what makes me happy. Like right now, I am not having dinner because I don't want dinner. I am sitting here, blogging, while my kids watch TV in the living room and I am munching on a plate of strawberries, chocolate and cheese. I am in heaven right now. I have spent my entire life working hard to make sure others are happy and I have neglected myself so yes, I will be a little selfish this year.

Goal #2: Grow my blog and YouTube Channel
I always make this a resolution and it doesn't work. I start the year strong and always slack by mid-March. This year is different. I have sat down and planned my growth. I have signed up for courses to learn all I can about blogging. I am asking other bloggers for advice and I am just sitting down to write. I am intentionally making time to blog. This blog provides my share of the income for my family's needs so it's important for it to grow so more opportunities come my way! We also have a family YouTube channel that has been seriously neglected. Once again, we were all gung-ho about it in the beginning and then the joy fizzled out. I do needs lots of help with filming and YouTube so that one will take time to conquer.

Goal #3: Get another car
We have been a one-car family for years. We did for financial and to be more green but the time has come for us to become a two car family. I might not get a brand new car but a brand new to us car is perfect. We need a car with a little more space and that's a little more reliable. Now, adding another car means taking on a car payment, which means at least another $400 a month to add to our budget so we need to really put thought into this goal.

Goal #4: Have a wedding
As many of you who follow me on social media know, I recently got engaged. I've been waiting a long time to get engaged and I am honestly enjoying my newly engaged status. Now, we do already have kids and have been together for 5 years but I don't care, I want a wedding. I don't want to just go down to the courthouse and sign some paperwork. I want an actual wedding with a dress and a a wedding party and a fun reception. It's always been a dream of mine to have a wedding and I will accomplish it this year, October 7, 2017 to be exact. I hope you guys are as excited as I am and please follow along with #TheCaleros2017!

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I have a lot on my plate this year. I also would like to lose 10lbs (you know, for the wedding!) and spend more time with my family. I would also love to go on a family vacation but I'm not sure how feasible that is with getting a new car and paying for a wedding!

Hope you will join us on Workin' It Wednesdays!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! What an exciting year it will be!



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