2016 Goals

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2016 is here and it’s time to determine my goals for the year ahead! I’ve never been big on new year resolutions, but would rather identify goals to work towards. Although I’ve got a laundry list of things I want to achieve this year, I’ve decided to only list 6 goals for 2016, plus one for good luck! This afternoon, Michael and I sat outside enjoying fruit smoothies finalizing our individual lists for 2016, as soon as we got home, we put pen to paper to really commit to our goals.

2016 Goals

  1. Run a half marathon – I want to run the Fort Lauderdale A1A half marathon, but that is coming up in February – I may need to find one a little later in the year for this to be feasible 
  2. Be more active – I have totally fallen off of my routine in 2015, so this year I want to focus on being more active with my running, yoga and gym routine
  3. Create an Etsy Shop –  this is something I have been wanting to do for a few years now, and I am really excited to say that I am going to make it happen in 2016
  4. Buy a house!! – I am so excited for this goal! Mike and I have lived in South Florida for almost a year and I think we figured out the area we want to purchase our first home!! 
  5. Be more consistent with the blog – I’ve always struggled with this, I’ve had Simply Sianne for 4 years now and I really want to commit to blogging on a consistent basis. 2016 is going to be the year of making things happen! 
  6. Travel to new places – Michael and I had an amazing time in Mexico and San Francisco last year, that we can’t wait to travel and experience new places
  7. Go on more adventures – The past year in South Florida has been fun, but we haven’t done as much exploring as I would like, so I want to make sure we don’t miss out on spontaneous adventures in the beautiful area we live 

I can’t wait to provide progress updates on each of these goals over the course of the year. I’m truly looking forward to all that 2016 has to offer.

Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all the best of luck with your goals and resolutions for the year ahead.

2016 Goals

I’d love to know your 6 goals for 2016, share them below in the comments – I promise you’ll feel more committed to them once you write them out!

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Joining the Movement

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As Rising Tide Society is making waves and lots of creatives are coming together to create a sense of community over competition I find myself contemplating, “do I fit in?” I think of myself as a creative and as a boss lady, but do I really belong with the Rising Tide Society? I’m not a business owner, I don’t have an Etsy shop (maybe someday…) instead I have a full time job – one I love and work really hard at. I realize many creative entrepreneurs of the Rising Tide Society are working their way to full time. Running a side shop while working a 9 – 5. But what happens if you love your job and it is more demanding than a typical 9 to 5? Although opening up my open corporate event planning business or running an Etsy shop may be a day dreams of mine, I’m not there yet, instead I am focused on my marketing job and growing my department. Does this make me less of a boss lady? Does it eliminate me from being a creative?

By nature of what I do I feel like I am a creative. I love to collaborate with others, I’ve worked in the event planning industry, I style photo shoots on a regular basis for interior design and home decor, I manage multiple social media accounts, and am the editor of Capitol Lighting‘s blog, Live Brighter. I’ve designed my daily / weekly planner for the past 4 years myself, I’ve created invitations for baby showers, bridal showers, save the dates and weddings, but yet somehow I don’t feel like I truly belong as a Rising Tide Society member.

Until I went to today’s Tuesdays Together in Fort Lauderdale! The group of creative and entrepreneurial men and woman were so welcoming and confirmed I too am a boss lady and fellow creative! You don’t have to own a business to be owning it in your profession. I am so happy I made the time to go to today’s meeting. It was so well worth it and inspiring to be surrounded by other like-minded individuals.

I constantly have to reminder myself: “You can do anything, but not everything”

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I keep this little daily dose of truth as my desktop background as a friendly reminder, download it here.

After meeting all of the wonderful creatives from today’s session and discussing Routines, I am revved up and excited! I can’t wait to thrive in the spirit of Community Over Competition!

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So, if you are feeling like I was about joining and actively participating in Rising Tide, I say do it! Jump both feet in, get wet and make waves, because I can honestly say I feel so much better about deciding to truly join the movement. You too are a boss lady (or gentleman) and are a fellow creative! Go and make your day dream happen!

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