Each year we like to look back over what we did through the year, and then state our goals for the coming New Year. Here is our list for 2015-2016!
2015 was our first year in Boise. We moved here sight unseen after a few years in California. Over our first eleven months here we did a lot of sightseeing and had many local adventures. Perhaps best of all, we made some really good friends! If you missed any of our blog posts from 2015, be sure to scroll down or look through the archives on this blog and check out all our pictures and words!
We have many hopeful dreams for 2016. During 2015 Carolyn started many projects that she hopes to continue and expand upon in the coming year. As you know, Carolyn is a hobby sweeper. In that vein she started a blog geared toward engaging new and fellow hobby sweepers. It can be found at youcanbeawinner.wordpress.com. In the New Year, Carolyn hopes to build a bigger readership on that blog, as well as continue to maintain Boise Sweepstakes Club on Facebook. She has also applied to volunteer teach a class for the local Community Education on sweeping. She is hopeful she will get the opportunity to build some local excitement around this addicting hobby. And of course, she hope to win more prizes in 2016!
And everyone knows Carolyn’s life would not be complete without helping animals in some way. In 2015 she started volunteering through the Idaho Humane Society. Her goals are to continue to make homemade fleece no-sew blankets for the animals. She will also start her newest volunteer endeavor with IHS as a website writer. This year-long commitment will have her writing website descriptions of the animals once every five weeks or so. And her Facebook page, Idaho Dog Advocates will continue to be maintained.
Carolyn’s final two wishes for the coming year are to have more adventures and to finish writing another book.
Dan who has had an extremely difficult year dealing with pain and dysfunction in his leg, also has high hopes that 2016 will be better! His first wish for the New Year is to see some improvement for his leg. In addition, he hopes to lose weight, perhaps with the help of a trike equipped with electric assist. His other big hope for the New Year is to be able to buy a house in our new hometown of Boise!
As you look back and reflect on the past year, what can you list as big events, accomplishments, and adventures? As you look ahead to 2016 what are you most looking forward to? We would love to hear your list in the comments!
From both of us to you, HAPPY NEW YEAR!