Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Getting to Know You: Goal Setting

This week, we're linking up with Belle Brita for her Getting to Know You link up. This link up is hosted monthly and encourages bloggers to answer questions based around a theme. This week's theme is Goal Setting and I'm going to be reflecting on our goals from 2016 and talking about a few of our goals for the future. After all, we're big fans of setting goals together.

After you read our answers to Brita's questions, I want to encourage you to head over to her blog and participate in the link up as well. After all, a link up is most fun when there's more bloggers participating!

What goals did you accomplish in 2016?

2016 may have been a rollercoaster of a year, but we did manage to accomplish a lot of things together. We survived our first PCS as a married couple. We bought our first house together after much debate over whether we should rent or buy in Michigan. We learned that our family would be expanding in 2017. We adopted a new dog from a local shelter and welcomed my dog back into our lives. I would say those are probably the highlights of 2016 that are worth sharing.

Do you set New Year's Resolutions? Why or why not?

We don't tend to set resolutions at the new year. Rather, we periodically sit down and discuss what our goals are for the future. Sometimes this conversation falls around the new year, but not always. With military living, we've found it better to set goals in smaller segments of time because there's always a question hanging over our heads about where we might be in the future.

How do you work for what you want?

We tend to decide what we want and then we make a plan of how to get there. This includes how long it will take, where it falls on our priority list, and how much it will cost. Priority has become a big focus since buying our house. Everything gets weighed and assigned a priority before we start on it. This is helping us keep our budget under control and our sanity as we work through the many things we want to accomplish in our home and in our family.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

We see ourselves with our growing family and happy. We're never sure what that means in terms of location, job, or home.  Military life has taught us to focus on where we are now instead of where we'll be in the future.

Getting to Know You | Belle Brita

Don't forget to head over to Brita's blog so that you can join in the fun this month! We'd love to see your answers to this month's questions!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you've answered for both of you, since these questions definitely take on new meaning for a couple. I'm on Baby Watch! I'm praying for your growing family to grow safely and healthily. <3