My 2018 Vision Board.

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Last year I created a vision board to set the tone for my year. Like every other blogger, I created a mantra / word for the year to go along with it: LESS IS MORE. I know it’s more than one word, but you get the idea. Here are some of the things I wanted to see in 2017:

  • more game nights with friends: I definitely made this happen with monthly game nights with Dan’s coworkers and game nights at the bestie’s house also.
  • movie marathons with the kids: We’ve been working our way through Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings most recently.
  • date nights with my hubby: I feel like there are never enough date nights but we are probably going out more now than we were a couple years ago so progress!
  • a Subaru (lol): I didn’t achieve this one and honestly a new car is not at the top of my radar right now. I’m also not certain I want a Subaru specifically. All wheel drive, cargo room and good gas mileage yes. Specific brand? Meh.
  • writing more: I took a writing class just this past fall which definitely gave me a kick in the writing pants but now it’s over and my goal is to not lose that momentum!

So what are my goals for 2018? I wasn’t really sure until I read this post on Bustle about resolutions you should make based on your favorite literary character. Yes I realize this statement is absurd but as I read through the list two characters and their corresponding resolutions stuck out:

Daenerys Tarygaryen: Think Before You Act

Anne Shirley: Make Up Your Mind To Enjoy Things

I want to act with intention this year, to focus on the things I love and work on being a Happier Jen. I hope that this will involve cozy nights in with the family, drinking more tea, exercising a bit more, reading and writing with vigor, playing Cribbage with my husband as often as possible and Big Bucket List Moment: A Trip to Universal Studios to see the Harry Potter Experience.

What would be on your vision board?

Do you have goals for 2018?

Who is your favorite literary character?

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I’m linking up with Mama Kat‘s writer’s workshop today. Head to her blog for more participants and writing prompts.