New Years Goals.


What are your goals for the New Year?  Are they meaningful, fun, playful, important?  Is it the same boring goals from last year that didn’t happen or are they new and exciting? Are you setting goals that can actually be accomplished, that will be set up in bite-sized pieces?

I enjoy reflecting on the year that has passed, the ups and downs, the accomplishments, the gifts, the pains and hardships, the blessings that came with the hardships.  Now I begin to plan for next year.  I’m a strong believer in Manifestation and with the energy of the Creator and the support of the Universe, it is possible to co-create a life that we enjoy, where we thrive and look forward to the days ahead.

My goals are just a more committed presence in what I’m already doing.  I have many good things going and I’m just going deeper, fuller, with more intensity or focus.

I’ve taken a break from writing and so I will return to that.  My goal is to write one or two fictional books along with another homemaking book this year.  That is actually a big slow down as I have cranked out up to 10 books in a year.  More quality and a slow, steady pace from the fast and stacked approach.

My health.  I don’t know if weight loss is in the stars for me as it has not happened so far.  However, I’m on the plant-based diet and I enjoy exercising so I’ll set a goal of daily exercise however it comes, be it a walk to town or pilates, and we will be doing green juices and green smoothies daily.  That would be such a fantastic and healthy thing to do for my family.  To get a huge dose of greens and veggies in the early part of the day! I’m already drinking the 4 quarts of water and herbal tea at night and we are eating from scratch and from the Earth so that is all I’m implementing.  We will continue to commit to the organics, the nonGMO’s, and a plant-based, almost vegan diet.  If weight loss happens, glory be!

The other goal is to plant a huge, abundant, bursting kitchen garden in the backyard.  We have already dug up the lawn and rebuilt the fence to go all the way around the dirt yard.  We have some raised beds, some beds in the ground and some fruit and citrus trees from what we planted last summer.  I want a grand food forest and it’s already happening.  I have a huge compost going in the back of the garage and one in the chicken coop.  By spring both will be rich soil to add to all the plots and beds.  I gave myself two backyard farming books for Christmas…actually three; The Encyclopedia of Country Living, The Backyard Homestead, and Mini Farming; Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre.  We have something like 1/11th of an acre but there are no books on that.  We’ll just have to squeeze 1/11th into 1/4th.  I just need to really read and educate myself for the next two months before the last frost.  I’m very excited.

So, these are things we are already well into and having fun with.  These are positives that will enhance life for all of us while doing our part of the Earth, environment, and society.

I have some new desires I’d like to manifest.  I’m growing a new community over here and would like to continue to deepen the relationships with the friends that already have been growing with us for years and years and to add a few new friends that are like minded and we can share interests and nurture our families together.

I would like to have more success in my work, with my gardens, and be a much better friend and parent, wife.

And to play more.  I want to really lighten up and become more present with life and in play.  Housecleaning, baking, cooking, shopping, gardening, being with the boys…it can all be done through the energy of play and creativity.

Amen, and I welcome a New Year of good change and maybe even some world events that will bring us all closer to a conscious awakening toward peace, love, and evolving spiritually?  Yes, could this all be true?  Wait and see.

In the meantime, start making your own magic and miracles.






12 thoughts on “New Years Goals.

  1. The photos got my wheels turning! I have just one goal: get published. Self publishing isn’t really something that seems to call out to me, but hooray for you and many other writers who love self publishing. Writing, either way is a goal. 🙂


  2. Hi Kate.

    Your YouTube videos are wonderful and, like your blog, encouraging and inspiring. Your boys are great and I love the cheerful colours in your home.

    I’m trying to be realistic about goal setting. There’s so much I want to do, but with clinical depression and anxiety, it can be hard and frustrating!

    Some of that lovely sunshine would be welcome here in grey, wet Manchester!

    Every blessing for the New Year!

    Jane x


    1. We lived on the coast for years and that wet, grey, foggy weather can make you want to drink. I’m sorry you must deal with depression and anxiety. It makes simple things complex. Grannie suffered from those two issues. I saw you had subscribed and was happy to see you with me on there. You have been with me from the beginning. xoxox


  3. Hi, just found your blog and your books a few weeks ago. Really enjoy your writing! And look forward to reading your blog every day. Just wanted to thank you, since without a comment you don’t know you have a fan 🙂

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  4. Those are some great goals. And I hope you have a great 2018.
    Here is what I have planned.
    After struggling with loosing weight and getting little results and yes I did work hard! My goals for the coming year are just about being healthy and happy sure I will continue to strive for weight loss but if it doesn’t happen(because my body is in distress) then so be it.
    But I vow that 2018 will be a year of change in so many ways.
    I will get out and do more, the couch does not own me anymore.
    I will experience life instead of letting it pass me by because life is to short to wish it away and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
    I will find my passion and embrace it!
    I vow to make new friends and cherish the older ones.
    I will encourage others even if I am not being encouraged and feel discouraged.
    I will not worry about money issues so much, sure I may not have much of it and the bills will still be there for sure but I’m going to stress less and do the best I can to get by!
    I vow to be kinder to those around me and worry less about things that aren’t my business.
    I will do all that I can to be the best and most authentic version of myself.
    I will not take life so seriously because life is meant to be enjoyed and embraced and lived!
    Here is to 2018 being the best year of my life!


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