I have some goals for 2016, and while some of them aren’t earth-shattering, work every day towards them or it won’t happen goals, I always think it helps me to write them down. One, for accountability…I don’t like letting people down (though obviously I do, sometimes), and two, so I can look back on them later and see how I’m doing (or how I did).

So, here they are (in no particular order).

1. Put on a kick-ass Listen To Your Mother show on May 1, and enjoy the whole process rather than focusing on the stress. Then, if the stars align, hopefully be working on the 2017 show by the end of the year?

2. Finish the Turbo Fire workout program. I’m on day 3, and have done it before (for several weeks, though not the full twelve). I want to do this for several reasons….related to #1, I’m going to be on stage for some portion of the LTYM show, and I want to have killer arms when that happens (I am human, after all). I also love the energy and strength it gives me. While I am happy with my size in general, I’d love to be more toned again. For the rest of the year, I want to maintain that, rather than slip back down to the less strong, less energized version of myself that’s too easy to return to.

3. Eat better. More commitment to my Isagenix nutrition, and more whole foods. Not to lose weight, but to have the fuel to do #2, and to both nourish AND satisfy my body. I tend to gravitate more towards the satisfy part and eat too many sweets and junk, and I want to get away from that.

4. Read 70 books. I used Goodreads to keep track of my reading challenge last year, which was to read 50 books, and I ended up reading 76. Reading makes me happy, so I’m going to continue making it a priority for myself.

5. Do four fundraisers this year through Thirty-One. I love my “job” and look forward to my online parties, but I also want to be able to give back. I started my first fundraiser this week, raising money for cancer comfort packages, and my goal with that one is to be able to fill and give 20 comfort packs. I’m at five right now, so if you’re looking to give back a little, it’s only 20 bucks. Or, if you have an idea for another fundraiser this year, I’m all ears.

6. Spend as much time with my little dude as I can before he goes off to kindergarten. We have the mornings together, and have had at least half of most days together since he was born. But in a few short months, he’ll be heading off to school all day, every day. We don’t do much, but we hang out and since his threes are over (that was bad), we have fun. I want to focus on that and not get as distracted as I sometimes do.


7. With the big three, I want to spend more one on one time. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

8. Remember not to let my marriage be put on the backburner. It’s important, and should always be high on the priority list.


9. Make decisions based on what’s best for my family. That includes what’s best for me, personally, my husband, my kids, and our family unit as a whole. Coming off of a very stressful end of 2015, I realize that it doesn’t have to be like that, but to avoid it, I have to let go of guilt, step away from drama, prioritize, and remember to practice self-care. Otherwise, my mental health will suffer (again) and that is NOT what’s best for the family.

10. Give myself grace. If one of these goals proves to contradict #9, I have to let it go. If I “fail”, I have to remember that it’s okay. There’s usually a second chance or a different path, or even a dead end and a chance to turn around.