It’s the beginning of a new year and a time when many of us set new goals for improvement. There is something about the idea of starting out a new year striving to be our better selves that often leads us to set lofty resolutions. Sadly, however, often by the end of the first month our goals have fallen by the wayside. How many of us have started the day on January 1 with visions of getting organized, losing weight, or finishing that college degree, only to find ourselves right back to where we started by the time February rolls around? I’ll admit I’ve done this many times, but it doesn’t have to be the case. In an effort to determine how we can be successful at achieving our New Year’s resolutions (or any goal for that matter), I spoke with some local individuals who have experience setting and accomplishing goals of their own.
Kristyn Morgan and her husband, David, have spent the last 20 years raising their five sons and a daughter in Vancouver. She believes in the motto “Striving to be better while keeping it real,” and can be found blogging about navigating the parenting waters at This Crazy Life or on Instagram at morganlifeadvice.