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January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 Goals

Happy New Year! I love this time of year. It’s the start of something new, it brings hope and refreshment. It’s full of so much vision. January 1st is a clean slate, it’s the starting line. We are given a big, beautiful gift of 365 days to use as we’d like. It’s such a sweet reminder of how precious time is, too.

I really enjoyed setting goals this year. Starting at the beginning of December, I quickly made a habit of sitting by our Christmas tree with a warm cup of coffee in one hand, a pen in the other, and my PowerSheets on my lap. I got the pages messy with ideas, thoughts, and hopes for 2018. After all the thought and prayer put into my 2018 goals, I am more excited for the year ahead than ever before. I set goals that actually scare me – they’re not safe, easy, or likely to be forgotten. I am ready, y’all, and so expectant!

My word for the year came to me during the sermon yesterday at church: His way (not mine). In everything I want to accomplish in 2018, I am wholly dependant on God to help me make things happen. Growing in communion with Him and daily surrendering my will are key to anything worth doing this year. My first two goals will enforce that and grow helpful disciplines to grow my faith and help me in completing the other goals on the list. Enjoy a peek into my year ahead!

2018 Goals
Read the entire Bible
Become a faithful woman of prayer
Have my healthiest year yet through nutrition and exercise
Champion Dillon daily
Officially form, launch, and grow my business
Create a lifegiving home
Surround ourselves with Godly community and flourishing friendship
Pay off 70% of our debt (student loans)
Read 25 Books

2018 Goals

January 2018 Goals
Start using a journal again
Find a business mentor
Create a visual debt countdown in our home
Apply for DBA license and update business name at bank
Attend my local Tuesdays Together
Finish A Simplified Life and read Leaving Ordinary and Traction
Host friends in our home for a meal or game night at least twice
Start a gallery wall of family photos
Launch my business
Launch my new website
120 minutes of elliptical or treadmill intervals
Record God’s faithfulness in my journal
Read the Bible daily with my Chronological plan
Go to bed by 10 pm to read 5x/week

2018 is going to be incredible and I am so excited to get after it. If you set goals for 2018, please share a few below so I can cheer you on! If you’ve never set goals or want to learn the difference between resolutions and meaningful, deeply rooted goals, it’s not too late to start! This series positively changed my life four years ago and I haven’t looked back!

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  1. Em

    January 1st, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Excited for you, friend! Visual debt countdowns are gamechangers! : )

  2. Kyla

    January 4th, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you Emily! I’m excited to see all that you accomplish in 2018! 🙂

  3. mary

    January 4th, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome goals! Paying off debt is so freeing. 4 years into our marriage, we paid off mine this fall! A few goals I have are to develop my daily prayer routine, save for an anniversary trip in the fall, and go on a monthly date night!

  4. Kyla

    January 4th, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I love this Mary! It’s so encouraging to know that you accomplished becoming debt free in 2017! Your goals are so balanced and meaningful 🙂

  5. Hannah Hardy

    January 4th, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    I am excited to see you launch your new business! I have enjoyed following along and hearing bits and pieces about your dreams. I also just read A Simplified Life, it was by far one of my favorite books. Cheering for you and your 2018 goals! This year looks like it’s going to be a BIG year full of great things for you!

    Happy New Year!

  6. Kyla

    January 4th, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you so much Hannah! This means so much to me 🙂