I can hardly believe that the end of the year is just around the corner. In a few short days we will be closing the door to 2021 and opening up the door to 2022. We all know that time goes by at the same speed everyday but there are days that feel faster than others. Well this entire year feels as though it flew by, except maybe that week in February when we were snowed in.
With the New Year on the horizon, what are you plans? Do you have any big trips on the books? Business or personal goals you want to accomplish in the next year? Do you make resolutions or goals every year? What does the New Year mean for you and your life?
As a child growing up, especially in our middle school and high school years, our family would have weekly meetings to go over goals. We would set goals for the week, revisit our monthly goals and see if we were on track for larger goals that could be hit during the quarter or year. I will say in the moment I did not appreciate these family meetings and truly have not kept up those habits. Part of that is my husband, when we were first married, did not seem interested in doing this, so I just stopped. I think internally I still set little goals for myself and mentally kept a record of them but never really put pen to paper and tracked my progress. With that being said, I have not taught my children to set goals either. Sure we talk about those things but I don't make them write them down and keep them accountable for their goals.
I am going to step out of my comfort zone and put this out here for all the world to read if they want, or not. My goal for The Oaks this year is to increase my occupancy by 15%. Some of you might be thinking that's not a lot or woah how will she do that? Each year we have grown a little, except for 2020 and we all know why. I'm not sure if this is going to be a big ask for me or not, but its a goal that I feel like is attainable and with the help of all my past guests, and future guests something I can make happen.
Everyone has a different reason for traveling. Some travel for business, some travel for pleasure. There are lots of different activities and events that are going on in Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area to make a visit to The Oaks, amazing.
Our goal for you is to visit someplace new, and come and explore our little corner of East Texas. The civic center, Cooper Lake, and Celebration Plaza are always open and welcome to travelers from all over. Whether it's for business or pleasure we hope that while you are in Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs you stop by and visit The Oaks for your overnight accommodations.
Until then Happy New Year! May all your goals and dreams for 2022 be realized!