Happy New Year! 🎉 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣

It’s the first week of 2023 and I’m sitting here at my kitchen counter making goals for the year. I’ll be the first to admit (and my wonderful and patient husband will be the first to agree) that I despise planning and making goals. Tell me today that we are taking a cross-country trip to Montana tomorrow, and I’m in! Don’t tell me we’re doing it next month and all the things I have to do to prepare for it.🤪🙅🏻‍♀️

But… I’m finally realizing (at 40-something) that goals are important for success and intentionality is key in creating real change. (Come on… some of us are slower learners than others!😆) So, here are a few of my goals (personal and business-related) so far…

  • Weight train (of any sort) at least 3x per week (mid-life flab has hit, y’all)
  • Take a brisk 20-30 minute walk at least 4x per week
  • Empty my inbox by Monday of every week
  • Invite someone over for dinner 1x per month (go ahead and list these out through December)
  • Lock in 5 annual/impact report contracts

Feel free to borrow any of these and make them yours. (And thanks, Jon Acuff and Matty, for the motivating boot to do this!) That last goal is one I’m extra excited about. I’ve always enjoyed doing layout and design of multi-page books, but over the past several years, I’ve fallen in love with, specifically, annual reports. It seems early to start thinking about a project that usually isn’t given thought until September or October, but how great would it be to go ahead and get the planning in motion for that, I’m guessing, looming and daunting project. And, you’d get me one step closer to meeting my goal! 🎉😄 

Hit me up today if you’d like to talk further about your annual report for 2023. September will be here before you know it! Let’s get things in motion now for a super successful 2023 annual report!

Here’s one I recently completed for Homes of Hope with some photography help from Matty!

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