Year End Review: 2016

Every year I make a list of goals for the year and then at the end of the year I come back and review those goals to see how I did. I haven’t read over my 2016 goals list in a hot minute so I have a feeling I did pretty sucky with completing the list during the year. I know I have a plethora of excuses as to why I didn’t get ’em done and I’m pretty sure the craziness of 2016 will also change the way I make my goals for 2017. Here’s a review of my goals for 2016 and how I did with each:

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  2.  : THIS ANNOYS ME TO DEATH. STILL don’t have this resolved. It’s ridiculous. Zach was at a STOP LIGHT and a guy RAMMED in the back of his car in 2014 and yet the insurance company is STILL not making things right with us! UGH. It’s out of our hands though and we just have to wait and wait and wait. 
  4.  : Zach and Kye did good working through Bible Studies together but the site I used for the free weekly studies quit having them so I’m needing to find something for them to do together. Kye does a lot on his own (Bible Reading and devo) and then I read with both Britt and Kye at night before bed but I do need to do better with reading during lunch!
  6.  : Well we didn’t tackle it all (again, valid excuses!) but the big ones got knocked out: outdoor kitchen and the storage room off the playroom. We got the rooms all transferred for the new baby and got the kitchen lighting situation panned out as well as trim around the cabinets. 
  10.    : I’m just not an “on the whim” person and I go through stages of LOVING hosting and LOVING doing things with others and then stages where I just wanna be a hermit with my core family and that’s it. I do think the house is more picked up than before and cleaner too (and I’m doing a declutter challenge that should help!)
  17.  : I think I did well with this too? One compliment I take the most pride in is when people say I’m an encourager πŸ™‚ 

I didn’t do as bad as I had thought I’d do πŸ™‚ It’s always fun (and motivating!) to look back over the year and see areas of growth as well as those that need further work in the coming year. You can look back at all of my year end reviews here:









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