I hope we keep building and each year continues to be the best yet. I'm planning on 2016 being filled with lots of travel but also many low key times at home. Last year with schedules that had us on the go constantly, we made a "two free weekend" a month rule and we did pretty good until the fall hit but now I'm dead set on having our (at least) two weekends at home each month with no huge plans on the calendar. I want to be more present in everything I do - drop the phone and social media when with family and just enjoy - not worry about the future and focus on the present - etc. Focus on less shopping and a more quality over quantity mindset. And you know, the little things too like actually remembering to use moisturizer on my face.
Book our winter vacation and plot out our trips for the year ahead…
We're experienced travelers, I pour way to much time into our trip planning and we know our likes/dislikes. One thing I'm guilty of is booking a trip way to close to our time of departure (just yesterday my best friend asked for tips about a location and when to book the trip and looking back at my notes I booked ours… exactly one month out!) Once this winter vacation is booked I hope to organized for the year and give myself more than enough time to properly plan without getting in a crunch.
No time but the new year to focus on one of the best, right? I'm the worst about drinking water. It's not that I'm drinking things that are bad for me all day long, it's that I'm not drinking enough liquids at all. I've already mapped out when/how much to drink and yesterday I made it half way - hoping to get into the groove soon!
One to Three Free:
Coming off the busy holiday season and multi tasking like crazy this one shouldn't be too hard. When I get home each night I want to focus on getting miscellaneous house tasks and work at my desk done so after dinner I can have (1-3) free hours to relax, watch TV and actually watch it not just listen in the background, browse Pinterest, search other blogs, lounge and talk with my husband, etc.
Call me an old lady, but I've wanted to give this a try since probably the end to last winter. I might hate it, I might be terrible at it, I might love it but I want to give it a go.
Make the Bed:
This would never have been one before but things were so busy in December I got into such a (bad) habit of running out the door with the bed unmade and pillows all over the floor. This needs to be broken and back to normal as soon as possible.
Looking Forward To:
I don't miss the holidays being over but I am looking forward to the quiet that this month brings! Lazy nights at home, date nights that aren't based around a Christmas errand, home cooked family dinners to see everyone, etc. We're making our first trip back to State College since football season for a hockey weekend and I'm looking forward to the quiet of town and getting to hit some restaurants and stores that we don't go near on a busy football weekend. Derek's parents are visiting this weekend to celebrate the holidays and it will be a fun new tradition.
I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't looking forward to little things like the National Championship game, The Bachelor being back (definitely finished everything up by 8pm last night, lit my candles, grabbed my hot chocolate and didn't move from the couch until bedtime), and trying to get back on my twitter game.