2016 has been a year of taking chances. We took a chance when we decided Phoenix would be a better quality of life and more family- (and budget) friendly place to raise kids, so packed up our belongings and made the cross-country move from the CT/NYC area.
Now, just on the brink of a new year, we’ve taken yet another chance — really chances. Myles accepted a new job at Netflix, where he was outside of his comfort zone, but set to learn and grow. Our family took a chance on Los Angeles, a place Myles and I had lived during our pre-kids days. It offers the vibrancy and sense of movement that comes with living in a big city, without feeling like, well, a big city. And I took a chance on me. There’s a personal project that I’ve been working on and should be set to unveil in January, one that I’m super excited to share!
So here we are, ready to ring in 2017 and it’s time to write, visualize, and execute on a new set of goals. We don’t really like the term “New Year’s Resolutions,” as it carries with it such a heavy and less-than optimistic tone. Have you ever really stuck to those resolutions longer than say mid-January? We certainly haven’t. So instead, we choose to focus on goals for the year. For us, these goals fall into four categories: Marriage, Family, Personal and Professional. We’re putting our 2017 goals out there, because we believe that publicly displaying them increases the likeliness that they’ll actually be achieved. After all, a goal without a plan is simply a wish.