Goals for 2015

Last year, in spite of knowing that I had a busy year before me, I tried to focus on being intentional, rather than Goals for 2015reactive. I have to admit that it was very challenging and I don’t think that I was particularly successful in my attempt. However, that doesn’t mean I am going to give up. This year I am going to try again, and hopefully my 3 Words will help me focus and remind me to pay attention to what is important.

At the same time, things have to get done, so here is an overview of the major things I want to accomplish this year, while trying to be realistic:

Marriage/Parenting/Home Management Goals

1. Have a date night with Michael at least once a month.

2. Send Michael a “love text” at least once a week.

3. Have focused quality time with Andrew at least 3x week (besides homeschooling and usual family time, such as chores, before bed routine, etc.)

4. Finally put up some pictures and decorate our apartment. I am a minimalist at heart, but our place is pretty bare, even by my standards. LOL! I am not much a decorator but it is about time I learn.

Personal Goals

5. Get up at 6am five days a week. Trying to force myself to get up early everyday seems to set me up for failure. So, I am hoping that giving myself grace to sleep in twice a week (Sunday and one other day), I will put less pressure on myself.

6. Spend at least 15 minutes a day reading the bible and praying the rosary daily.

7. Exercise at least 15 minutes a day, 5 times a week. We bought Andrew the Wii U for Christmas this year and it inspired me to break out my Wii Fit, so now I actually look forward to getting up to exercise.

Educational/Blogging/Business Goals

8. Keep up with my course work and graduate in May! I can’t believe it is almost over. I can’t wait!

9. Blog here at Simple Catholic Living at least once a week during school and 3x a week after I graduate.

10. Finish and launch my grammar website (grammarplace.com).

That’s it. I’m sure that these goals may be modified over the year, but I am okay with that. At least I have a guide to help me stay on track.

Now it’s your turn. What are your goals (or resolutions, if your prefer) for 2015?


  1. Love your goals. You have inspired me to pray about my list.
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  2. It’s great that you’re graduating in May. Very nice.

    With three of my kids in schools in Lincroft, it’s a different school year here. If you haven’t heard, the high school bus comes around p-r-e-t-t-y early. I’m usually up by 5 and, as tempting as it is to sleep in on the weekend, it’s not a good idea. 🙂

    My goals: read a chapter of the New Testament each weekday. I’ve tried “year thru the Bible” schedules before and it’s too much. I fall behind. This, I think, is very doable. I’m even ahead schedule (by accident)!

    Also, I renewed my monthly pool membership at a nearby high school and plan to go swimming two or three times a week, which is more than I could manage in the fall (adjusting to new schools and driving).

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Hi Moonsahdow, Yes, I do know about the early buses in Lincroft. I feel so sorry for the parents and the kids!

      I am with you with the “read through the bible” schedules. They make me feel pressured to keep up with the schedule, and if I don’t, I feel guilty. It is much better, for me, to just slowly read through the bible a little at a time.

      Btw, where do you have your pool membership? We used to have one at the Hazlet Township pool (attached to Veteran’s Park) but now we have a pool in our apartment complex so we don’t need it (although we can’t use it during the winter obviously).

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