Every year my husband and I write down our goals.  We have fun goals and serious goals and paying off debt goals and business goals and we are both nerdy so we think it’s fun and look forward to it.  Even better, my parents and my sister and her husband and me and my husband get together every year in January or February and talk about our goals together.  We’ve done that for about 10 years and again with the nerdiness and the fact that we all look forward to it.  As a family, we even have one goal that is HUGE and crazy and insane and my part would hopefully one day involve you. But I’m not ready to tell you about that yet.

Another thing I do every year is write down some things I want to accomplish in our home.  Tangible, I’ll-be-SO-thrilled-when-it’s done, goals.  We’ve been renters for the past 3 years so those goals look a little different than when we owned our house but, they are still goals, and they help me focus and look forward to change.  They also give me time to think about what I want and what I need and what is best.

In the past my home goals have been anything from “pay cash for a new sofa” to “plant something in the front of the house”.   Some years they are big goals, some years {like the first year we are renting a home} they are baby steps.  You can have goals for your home no matter what your housing situation.  Maybe your goal is simply to learn to love your home more.  Maybe you need to take a risk and start filling some of those empty rooms with things that will serve your family and that you love even if you have no idea where to start.  Maybe you need to get rid of some things. Maybe you have a specific project that’s been bugging you.

Will you join me in thinking about goals for your home and come back here on Thursday and we’ll all link up and share a few of our home goals? You can have one goal, you can have 20, there are no rules.  But, you want to have goals that are measurable and not too overwhelming.  Be realistic but, challenge yourself.

I’ll work on mine and we’ll discuss amongst ourselves in a few days.