Welcome to the first Ultimate Coffee Date of 2017! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to some fun times in 2017. As always, the aim of the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up is to get to know each other better by sharing what’s going on in our lives so we can support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and don’t forget to visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner.
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If we were having coffee, I would have to ask you about your holiday. Did you get to see family and friends? Did you go on a fantastic vacation like Deborah did? Did you get any fantastic gifts?
If we were having coffee at Starbucks, it would be my treat, because my favorite client gave me the Starbucks Holiday gift card embedded with Swarovsky crystals, and loaded with a generous amount of funds! 🙂
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that another stage of parenting has come to end. My son is starting grad school on Monday, at a university a full’s day’s drive away–but technically closer than where my daughter lives. While I am proud and excited for him, I’m also sad that my nest will be empty again.
If we were having coffee, I would share my non-running goals for 2017:
- Remodel our kitchen! I probably had this on my list last year, but this year it will happen. We’ve already met with one contractor and I’ve set up appointments with two others.
- Go on a summer vacation. Last year our only vacation was a few days of skiing in January. While we already have booked a ski weekend in February, we’ve got to take a summer vacation this year.
- Find more work-life balance. This is one of those goals that I make every year, but this year I mean it. Last year was one of my busiest ever, and while I enjoyed the opportunities and challenges, the pace was brutal. I already know January is going to be rough, but after that I need to dial it back.
What are you looking forward to in 2017?