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16 in 2016 Goals

Instead of focusing on how much we failed last year, let’s just move forward! :P I know not everyone likes to set resolutions or goals at the beginning of January, but I love making lists, and I love the feeling of a clean slate. I may only finish half of my goals for the year, but I know that putting them down on paper (or on the internet) helps me achieve way more than if I were to keep them to myself. So here we go again! Cheers to 2016!!

If I were to pick a word for next year, I would pick BRAVE. If you see below, I’m doing a few things that are way outside my comfort zone (ie. #6 and #9). I feel like the older I get, my list of fears grows and in greater intensity. Where did these fears come from? Whatever happened to the carefree girl playing in the mud and climbing trees and houses in a dress?

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela Quote on Courage.Pin

16 IN 2016 GOALS


  1. ⬢ Visit a new country (Vietnam, Iceland, Turkey).
  2. ⬢ Visit one new World Heritage site (Ha Long Bay, Mesa Verde, Glacier, Goreme).
  3. ⬢ Visit one new National Park Unit (holy cow! 34 new ones this year, thanks to Airstream!).
  4. ⬢ Do one major hike / backpacking trip.
  5. Move to a new city by the end of the year, or try living on the road (Both!).
  6. Get dive certified.


  1. Read at least 12 books (Finished 7 😭).
  2. ⬡ Complete Level 1 of Rosetta Stone (Spanish / Mandarin for Esther & Korean for Jacob).
  3. Learn to rock climb / boulder (get to V2 V3 for Esther & V3 V4 for Jacob).
  4. ⬢ Learn one new recipe for our rotation (Jacob did!).
  5. ⬡ Go on a date night once a week (but no more pressure to have creative dates).
  6. ⬡ Journal regularly (once daily in my gratitude journal & once a week for Jacob).


  1. ⬢ Create our first e-course/e-book.
  2. ⬢ Give the site a makeover.
  3. ⬡ Post to Instagram (Jacob’s) once daily (as long as we have wifi available).
  4. ⬢ One second of video a day.


15 in 2015 (The Year of Intention)
14 in 2014
13 in 2013

Do you have any of the same goals you’re working on this year?

xoxo estherJacob

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