January 05, 2014

2014 Goals

I know I'm a little slow to get my goals in for this year. How are we a week into January already? I couldn't let this week finish off completely without sharing my goals for this year; in my life and my work. So here they are...
My number one goal is to be more open and outreaching. I am a shy person, and getting myself out there is a tough thing for me. Last year I rekindled some really great friendships, where we just lost touch over the years. I think it's really important for me this year to keep my friendships alive and keep up my end of the deal. Its so easy to put off a call or a text or an email until it's too late. This year I want to be there for as many people as I can. 
I started off my blog in 2013 with blogging nearly every day! I'd like to get that momentum back by sharing some new kinds of ideas and posts. My shops are ready for an update and so is my Blog. You'll be seeing some changes here and there at CharmingShopLife. 
I'm trying to be more aware of what I put into my body. Saying no to my favourite things is incredibly hard, but my health is so important to me at this point in my life. So for 2014, I'll be juicing! Maybe I'll post some recipes here. ;)
I made this one pretty general. 2014 will be my year for crafting up DIY projects and working on new art pieces. I have been exclusively focussed on the vintage shop, and I need to get some new creativity flowing over here!
We bought our house knowing that we would have to renovate and restore it. It was begging us for help from the moment we stepped in it, and there was no turning back. Love at first sight. This year I want to make sure we finish painting this beauty completely. We are aiming to fix up the basement this summer and I've been busy gathering up decorating ideas. (I'm so ready to have our 60s blue velvet couch down there!) Just having the extra space will be a life-saver.
This is the most cliche goal out of all of them, so I saved it for last. Our big thing this year will be travelling. We are planning to go to Chicago this Spring, and it'll be the first trip we've taken as a couple in the five and a half years we've been together. Sooo long overdue. This winter we also had to write off our very old car, and we bought a new one just in time for Christmas. The new car is much more reliable, and I'm seeing some trips to the lake in our future... No matter where we go, I'm just excited that we'll finally get to go somewhere together!

Thanks for reading my super ordinary goals for 2014. Nothing crazy, but hopefully doable. 
What are your goals for this year?

Marissa xo

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