My Personal Goals for 2016 – #BeBold2016

We’ve been all about goals this month! I’m so excited and inspired by all of you who have shared your goals with us–we have some epic dreamers, planners and goal-oriented people in this community. This week marks the last week of January and the last of the #BeBold2016 linkup – but remember it doesn’t end here! Our words, our goals and our intentions are built to last for 12 months, not one. I hope to pursue even deeper ways to make my 2016 brighter as we head into February and beyond. I hope you join as well!

This week, we are sharing any other goals we may have for ourselves that didn’t fall into the other categories. Want to play catch up? Here’s all about the #BeBold2016 community that’s been happening throughout this month:

Be Bold 2016 is a linkup for bloggers to share their goals for the year and connect with other bloggers. Through this, we can all grow our blogging communities and find cheerleaders and accountability partners to help us own our goals and make 2016 bright and bold! Blogging is better with friends, after all!

January 8: What is your word or focus for 2016? 
January 15: What are your blogging goals for 2016?
January 22: What are your health goals for 2016?
January 29: What are your personal goals for 2016?

My Personal Goals for 2016 - Gina Alyse

My Personal Goals for 2016

Let’s share the rest of our goals and dreams for the year! Here are mine, inspired by some of my passions and some bloggers, maybe you all!

1. Read one book per month (or a total of 12 books this year).

I have already surpassed one book for January! I’ve finished a total of three books – Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman and At Long Last by Erin Morris. All were amazing, and I definitely recommend them. I have a couple books up next in my queue – a lot of them nonfiction. I’ve been loving nonfiction lately! If you have any recommended reads, leave them in the comments below!

2. Fill up one journal.

I have a goal to write more in my journal this year, but I didn’t want to make a goal like “write in my journal everyday or once a week.” Instead, I wanted something more concrete. I would like to fill up at least one of my journals I use with genuine journal entries, prayers or notes from books or speakers. Journaling always makes me think better and live better, so I plan to integrate it more into my routine.

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My Personal Goals for 2016 - Gina Alyse
3. Travel somewhere new. 

It could be Georgia. It could be to a new beach or a new city. While I don’t have too much planned yet, I have a couple ideas for some 2016 adventures. Stay tuned!

4. Figure out my “next steps.” 

While the first half of 2016 is pretty planned out in terms of my job and living situation and career, the later half isn’t as planned. I hope to make some changes, right now I’m comfortable with the unknown, so we will take it one step at a time.

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5. Try rock climbing or a new sport!

After Catherine mentioned her goal to try more outdoor exercises, I knew I wanted to add this to my goals list. Whether its kayaking or rock climbing, I hope to do some more adventurous things I’ve never done before.

My Personal Goals for 2016 - Gina Alyse
6. Develop a creative spiritual devotion routine.

I want to spend more time in the Word and connecting spiritually. While I struggle with this a lot of times, I’m hoping to set space aside for peaceful, intentional and joyful time with the Lord in a creative way. Our creativity is divine, so I see the creative and the spiritual as intertwined.

What are your personal goals for 2016? I would love to hear what’s on your radar for the year!

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