New Year, New Aspirations {Our 2016 Goals}

Is anyone else asking how it is already 2017!?!

We just can’t believe the New Year is here, and as I’m sure most of you are doing/have done, we are reflecting on 2015, what we accomplished, what failed, what’s been working, what needs to change, etc.  January always brings with it the thrill of a blank slate, a chance to start fresh and focus on the year ahead.  The tag line “New Year, New You” is all over social media, and while we don’t necessarily want a “new us,” we just want to be the “best us” that we can be.

We’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now, and while we don’t have all the kinks worked out, we want to thank you for sticking around, for bearing with us, and we hope that you continue to do so!

So without further ado, here are some of our goals and aspirations for 2017 (in no particular order).

  1. #shopsmall :: We love supporting local businesses, whether it be the cute corner coffee shop, a local winery, or boutique clothing store.  This year, we want to learn more about local businesses in the 805, and to help support them in any way we can.  If you’re a local businesses and/or entrepreneur, reach out to us!  We’d love to partner with you!
    Beer Emporium - wine tasting - los alamos - road trip pit stop - local getaway - locallove805
  2. Be more organized :: Isn’t this everyone’s goal? This is something we definitely want to work on this year.  Being more organized and finding tools to help bloggers stay organized and efficient is a must.  In the midst of full-time jobs, families, babies, home building, and just life in general, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with adding blogging to the mix.
  3. Develop partnerships with local businesses :: We want to be able to work more closely with local businesses {restaurants, wine bars, stores, hotels, fitness studios, and the list goes on} — not only to deliver more content and information to you guys, but to hold events + host giveaways for our readers, as well!
    Ragamuffing Roasters - Newbury Park - LocalLove805
  4. #OptOutside :: We loved this concept created by REI, and we want to continue it into the new year.  We are so fortunate to live in an area with so many amazing parks, trails, beaches, etc and we want to get outside and explore all that the 805 has to offer.
    camping - John Muir Trail - River - Mountains - Hike - Lake - Outdoors - LocalLove805 - tents
  5. Step up our photography game :: So much of blogging is about capturing great photos for your posts.  And we all have nice cameras and therefore the ability to take great photos, we just need to DO it. {let’s face it, even though that camera phone is always readily available, it just doesn’t always cut it!}

We recently read a blog post about how to make a plan for the year and actually stick to it (which we all know is the hardest part!) by the Career Girl Daily, which we highly recommend {read it here}.

What are some of your resolutions/goals this year? What are you hoping to accomplish in 2016?

We would love to hear from you! Comment below, or tag us on instagram, facebook, or twitter @LocalLove805 #LL805.


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1 Comment

  1. Ashten
    3 years ago

    Such great goals! Love the idea of shopping local!


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