2016: Another Year, Another Set Of Goals!

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I’ve pretty much let the blog be for a long time, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want to share goals. Goals are good! Last year I was pretty good with the whole January goals thing instead of August/September. So let’s do this again.

What happened with last years goals?

2015 Goal #1: 365 Purge

2015-09-28 17.15.47Yep. Totally complete. I got rid of way more than 365 things. However, this is sad since I still have a long way to go. It’s not like I live in a hoarders paradise, but I don’t feel complete yet. Last count was well over 400 and I kind of stopped counting around the holidays. I didn’t get rid of a lot of big items, most things do have a place now. I acquired a car, oops? At least I swapped it out, so even there I guess. I still feel a bit burdened by my items, however it’s a work in progress. Plus, I do live with another person, so lots of compromise. I can get rid of everything I own, but I have to deal with another’s chaos (it’s not bad, I’m just pointing out it’s not 100% my space).

2015 Goal #2: My health is important

2015-11-30 08.14.2750% of goal achieved? I went through a lot of good spurts with health and fitness, but I went through some stressful darker times for months. I’m kind of sad I couldn’t keep the consistency. When I was on and good to myself I was feeling better but I got burnt out from pushing so hard and keeping up with my hectic work schedule. Example: I went through a 12 week program and on week 11 I ended up crying while lifting weights I pushed so hard. I actually had good results but it wasn’t good for my mental health. I’m still trying to figure this out, I didn’t take it seriously enough. I’m still hobbling around from 15 miles of swimming (ps: that’s too much in a month if you aren’t used to even swimming 1 mile). Someone inspire me for a challenge!

2016 Goal #1: Stop Acquiring So Damn Much

2015-11-15 12.02.00This view is worth more than a pair of shoes. Really. I got rid of a lot and slowed down my shopping a tiny bit, but I sure as hell didn’t stop it. It wasn’t what I call moderation. There’s more travel on the calendar this year and I want to acquire experiences and not live through stress shopping. I’ll keep on with the purge, but I have to be mindful of what I bring into the house.

2016 Goal #2: Give Back More

Give-BackAfter this fall and winter of refugee crisis and terrorism, it got everyone noticing the world is a pretty shitty place for some. I’m an entitled white girl in a 1st world country who has more than she needs. I need to do more. I’m selfish. Yes, monetary donations are good but I need to give back to my community by donating time as well. Yes, time. Time I always feel I don’t have. I NEED to make time to do something good for those around me. Baby steps here, along with monetary donations when I can of course. I need to just be mindful of how I can help my community and the world, all year round, not just during the holidays.


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I'm Shannon and I love to bake, hike, play video games and have fun. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and cat.


  1. I believe that physical. mental, and emotional health are all part of the fitness journey. Maybe you were pushing too hard, didn’t really enjoy the 12 week program you were under, were under a lot of stress, and felt pressured to complete it? I have tried a dozen or so fitness programs over the past 2 years and found that the time constrained ones were always the hardest to completed. The exhausted me physically, mentally, and emotionally! This is why last year, I decided I wouldn’t be doing any of those any more. Rather, I will set small, doable goals toward health and fitness.
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