Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between! Dearest friends, this is the post you’ve been waiting for, the main event, the highlight of the week, the pièce de résistance. Just in time for 2017, today’s post is all about goal-setting. Goal-setting is challenging, complex, overwhelming, and somewhat elusive, especially if your goals aren’t rooted in something intentional and purposeful. In fact, Southern Weddings editor-in-chief, Make It Happen author and Powersheet creator, Lara Casey, says goals must be “connected to what matters.” Raise your hand if you’re tired of just existing, moving about aimlessly, and/or setting (but not reaching) goal after goal after goal. Casey’s whole spiel gets at the very heart of that quandary and suggests that when we determine what matters most to us, we’ll be able live our lives with intention and purpose.