Ending 2016 Right

December 5, 2016

If I'm being honest here, I feel like I have no idea where the year 2016 ran off to. This year has held so many trials and lessons that I never saw coming but it was definitely a year of growth in many different areas of my life. I am looking forward to ending 2016 with a bang and figured that a to do list will help keep me stay on track . 

I always enjoy a good to do list because it is my little reminder that there are certain things that I can be doing without limiting me to those things. By the end of December, I will probably add a few more things on here just because I love to cross things off. Ridiculous, I know. 

Declutter. Thankfully I teamed up with some girls here in town and we are having a big garage sale this weekend. I am going to happily get rid of all the things that have just been taking up room at our house and if no one buys it, it's going straight to a donation sight. 

Read. I have thankfully been better at this lately, although I'll give credit to our 10 hour car trip and a book suggestions from M's mom that I literally finished in 2 days. I'll post a review soon. She always has the best recommendations for books. 

Volunteer. Pretty self explanatory. 

Create. Not sure what I'm exactly wanting to create but I have a few things that I wouldn't mind giving a good try. I have been wanting to experiment with calligraphy but if we are being honest, my regular handwriting is like chicken-scratch so I'm not sure how that would work out. 

Organize. I have been blessed with sweet friends and family who have already been loving on our precious girl. Her room is slowly coming together and I couldn't be more excited. I am hoping to start adding to her dresser drawers and hanging more things up in the closet. 

Celebrate. Not only do we get to celebrate Christmas with our families this year but we also get to celebrate M's graduation. He has been hard at work and it all finally comes to a close this week. I am so excited for him. 

I didn't intentionally make these goals very vague but I like that I ended up using words instead of direct things to do. I tend to write to do lists and then forget about them but I'm hoping this little list will keep me accountable to finish the year out with lots of positives. I know that 2017 is going to come with lots of happy things and changes but I'm excited to see how 2016 ends. Have a great week friends. 


  1. You've got a lot of great things on your list... decluttering, organizing, celebrating. Hope you close out the year well!

  2. Your list looks great, I hope you are successful with all of it! :)