New Year, New Blog, New Goals

Back in the summer of 2015 we decided we would start 2016 off with a joint project. That project was to explore free/low-cost date options in our respective cities and share our experiences on a blog. You can read more about how we came up with this concept here. Although this is a joint venture that we are very excited about we each have our own reasons for doing it. Here are our stories…



Every year, people make resolutions about how they’ll change certain aspects of their lives and declare to world “Get ready for the new me.” How many exactly keep those resolutions? Roughly 45% of American adults make New Year’s Resolutions and only 46% keep their resolution past 6 months. I can honestly say that I have never kept any of my

New Year’s Resolutions. But being a very goal oriented person, I have always been able to tackle projects by planning and going step by step until I reach my goal. It never occurred to me to take the same approach with a New Year’s Resolution

Dawn’s 2016 Resolutions/Goals

  1. Grow more  as a christian
  2. Focus more on my Marriage, not the wedding (Lifetime>>>>One Day)
  3. Stick to our new budget, and make it work for us
  4. Create clear boundaries between wants and needs
  5. Be more helpful to others


I  think that this blog will most definitely help me accomplish all of my 2016 goals. Let’s start this journey.




I have never been the type to make New Year’s Resolutions. That may be because I know statistically most people who make resolutions fail to keep them. I have always had a terrible habit of quickly giving up on things. Part of it was due to laziness (i’m a Leo, it’s in my nature) or because I knew there was a chance I would fail at it. Yes, there are countless stories of people who tried and failed hundreds of times before reaching their goal. But there are also plenty of people who tried a hundred times and continued to fail and never come close to their goal. I have a fear of being the latter. So I figure if I bow out early before actually trying, then it is not that I failed, it is that I just did not bother to try. Not this time. This blog will not only be a fun project but also a test. I know there will be days I won’t feel like writing, making changes to the site, or think this blog has a purpose. It is in those moments I will remember why I started and will continue to thrive. I mean, the worst that can happen is our blog gains a huge following, leads to other business ventures, and allows us to help others grow in their relationships. So why not give it a shot?

“Why give up before we try, feel the lows before the highs”
-Alicia Keys


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