January Nerd Nest Challenge | Document Goals -3

Welcome to the monthly Nerd Nest Memory Keeping Challenge!

This month, your challenge is to document your goals.

With talk of resolutions, One Little Word, and the fresh reset feeling that the new year brings, you might have your goals for 2015 on the brain.

Getting them out on paper can help you figure out exactly what direction you want to go in the coming months, is a wonderful time capsule of who you are right now (I probably don’t want many of my goals from, say, 2007 in my life anymore), and is something for you to refer back to in a couple of months.

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For my take on the challenge, I decided to just have fun and get messy.

For the background, I played with watercolor. I set it aside for a few days, not positive where I’d go from there. When I really like backgrounds, I have trouble covering them up!

When I got this “Good Vibes Only” card from the Grand Central kit and it happened to match my watercoloring perfectly, I knew that they had to go together, but I wasn’t sure how. That question was answered when the Freckled Fawn January Oh Deer Me Kit Arrived at my door–the huge cork 2015 and goal oriented transparencies are perfect for the goal page I had in mind. I had a serendipitous supply situation going on for sure.

But when I got all of my supplies together, I just couldn’t bear to disrupt the balance with my actual goals. So I did what I do when I run out of room on a Project Life spread: I attached the top 4×6 card to another card with washi tape so you can unfold it and read the journaling underneath.

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I just brainstormed goals without overthinking it. The actual goals would probably be slightly different if I did them at another time, but having a list like this really helps me to figure out the big picture of what I want. This helped me choose WEAVE, my One Little Word for 2015.

I love that when I start to feel like I’m getting off track, I can come back to this list. It also doesn’t really matter if I accomplish all of these things: just having what I want in writing helps to motivate me to get more done, and more is what I’m going for. Not necessarily all. (All can be crazy stressful.)

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What are your goals for 2015? Share your take with a link in the comments below! You can also use the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge on social media.


I’ll be adding takes I find to the Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard! Share your links to past challenges too so I can add them.


Supplies: Freckled Fawn January Oh Deer Me Kit // Studio Calico Grand Central kit // watercolors.

*I don’t remember where the washi tape came from, but I think a Studio Calico kit. I should start writing company names on the inside.