Exactly three weeks ago, I turned 29 years old. That’s one year away from 30! Despite the fact that I feel like I accomplished a lot of the things I’ve wanted to do so far (mostly through stubbornness and perseverance) I feel like I could have done more in my life. One thing I’ve never been good at is making goals for myself. I have lots of ideas but never really plan it out so that anything actually happens. That means a lot of wishing, and not so much achieving. Since we’re throwing a baby into the mix this year, and technically that makes me a real adult now, I figured it was time for some goal setting and accountability!
Back in 2016, I created a list of 27 wishes for my 27th birthday. I went back and checked out how many I achieved, but it wasn’t great! My goals weren't quantifiable, so it's hard to determine what was "done" and what was not.
I made a list of things I hope to achieve this year, separated out by category. I’ll update this as the year goes on and tasks get completed. And, hopefully by this time next year I’ll have 30 brand spankin’ new goals.
De clutter the whole house (and actually keep it that way)
Finish fully decorating at least 3 rooms (initial thoughts- nursery, kitchen, attic)
Make the most of what we have- diy instead of buy
Make the bed every day
Make the craft room/attic a place I actually want to work in
Grow the blog into a lifestyle resource (DONE)
Launch an e-course by June 30 (DONE- but it launched in August!)
Launch a (successful) shop (I shut mine down since it wasn’t producing- sad but it’s ok! Bigger and better things ahead)
Make over $25k income with the blog (HAH. I wish! Hoping 2019 will be my year!)
Donate to more causes I believe in
Get published in a magazine
Attend Alt Summit
Be the best mom I can be (DONE- a work in progress!)
Spend more time with my family without a phone or screen
Take a monthly drive to a new place
Take our first official family vacation (DONE- while I was pregnant we went to Colorado, Bermuda, and the Hamptons!)
Go on more adventures
Finish what I start (DONE- goal setting has become a priority and really helps)
Do crafts or paint “just because” at least once a month
Make more of an effort on personal fitness (2x week)
Pay off our credit cards (DONE-ish. Mine are paid off, still woking on the joint cc!)
Spend less, save more- at least $2k this year (DONE but then I had to pay my cc so it’s gone now! Seeing as how I’m currently unemployed, seems unlikely it’ll go back up)
Create a budget and stick to it
Spend more time on my appearance (DONE- I’ve been straightening my hair and it helps!)
Make an effort to dress better (at least 3 days/week) (HAH- with being pregnant and then having a baby, this was a bit silly :P)
Practice mindfulness and yoga (at least once a week) (DONE-ISH. I don’t do yoga but I’m thankful every day.
Remember to take a break and not be a workaholic (DONE! Pregnancy + a baby helped)
Stop procrastinating (DONE! Working so hard on this too)
Don’t let fear stand in my way & step outside my comfort zone (Work in Progress)
Some of these might be hard to achieve but I’m hoping that if I work hard at it, I can at least come close to achieving these goals. I’m also hoping that all these goals are kinda cumulative. That working out will make me take the time to dress well. That dressing well will give me confidence to achieve my financial goals. That achieving my financial goals will lead to working on my home and family goals. So on and so forth :)
What’s on your goals list for this year? How do you actually achieve these things in your life? What’s the best way to plan? I need some help! Let me know in the comments below.