Goals For 2016

Goals for 2016 - Dimes and DonutsUse my camera more I love taking photos, I take a ton but they are almost always taken on my phone. I brought my DSLR to New York City with us in December and I didn’t touch it once. I don’t know if it’s the convenience of my phone usually being in my hand or what but I would love to get back into taking more photos on my DSLR along with my film cameras.

Track my bike rides A long time ago I installed an app on my phone that tracks the distance you travel on your bicycle each time you ride. It’s been sitting unused for quite some time now, this year I’d love to put it to use. I’m interested in seeing how far I travel on my bicycle and how many miles my short trips to class add up to each week.

Get a passport Bonus points if I actually put it to use – I’d love for Cameron to be able to take me to Canada. A couple of years ago Cameron and I went and got our passport photos taken but never actually applied for passports. We were supposed to have gone on a cruise but when the plans fell through we saw no use for passports, at that time, and our photos were left to collect dust.

Take better care of myself I’m not the best at taking care of myself especially considering I have a chronic illness. I usually make goals to take better care of myself but this year it needs to actually happen. I’m getting older and need to stop taking health for granted. Taking one of my medications, on average, once a day when it’s meant to be taken three times that isn’t gonna cut it anymore. (sorry mom)

Stop neglecting my blog I put a lot of work into creating this website and I need to stop neglecting it. – What would you guys enjoy reading on Dimes and Donuts in 2016? Let me know here, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Back up “my life” By this I mean purchase an external hard drive and back up everything on my laptop, which basically contains my life. There are years worth of photos, school assignments, and other documents which I will need in the future. *knock on wood* If anything were to happen to my hard drive I’d be screwed.

Create a gallery wall I’ve wanted to create a gallery wall on the huge open wall above the other side of our couch since I posted the tour of our living room… months ago. I have so many beautiful prints just chilling in random places of our condo, they deserve to be shown off.

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2016? I love hearing what other people want to accomplish.

ps, If you didn’t catch it up there, I’d love to hear your feedback! I created a one question survey where I would love to hear what you would or wouldn’t like to read on Dimes and Donuts this year.



  • Sarah Albertson

    I hope 2016 is awesome for you! I kind of slacked with my camera photos this year, so I am hoping to get back at it as well. We have a gallery wall in our living room and I love it! We filled it with some of my photos, some of my husbands paintings and favorite photos that we bought. Happy New Year!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      I hope 2016 is awesome for you too, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Meg Jenkins

    I hope 2016 does good things for you! I have just discovered your blog and love it, I love the design and layout of the whole thing!

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you so much, Meg!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    These are some great goals :)!


    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thanks, Monique!

  • Lauren Scorzafava

    These are all really great goals! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      Thank you, Lauren!

  • https://www.jennybeaned.com Jenny

    Just read that you would love to visit Canada! Any place in particular? :)

    You need to try Tiny Tom Donuts!!


    • http://DimesandDonuts.com Christine

      My fiancé is from Ottawa and still has family there, I’d love for him to be able to show me where he grew up! I’ll definitely remember that if we make it! :)

  • http://www.xfallenmoon.com/ Julie Claveau | xFallenmoon

    Hi Christine! I stumbled across your blog from the Nectar Collective. I love to DIY too! You have some awesome goals for 2016. If you ever need some tips for your new DSLR I can help! Just shoot me an email or a tweet or something. :) I also want to take better care of myself this year, with kids and work and my blog it all gets so overwhelming that “me” kind of gets forgotten!!! Ack!! As for creating a gallery wall. OH-MY-GOD I have been meaning to that FOR EVER. I want to do a family photos kind of gallery wall. I hope you share your end result with us!!!