At the beginning of 2019, I set goals for myself and my blog. They were things like to plan out all my blog posts ahead of time, eat more vegetables, learn how to use my camera more and to keep up with my school work and working a full-time job. I did accomplish some of these goals like eating more veggies, keeping up with my school work and planning my blog posts out but I have failed at other goals that I have set for myself. You can read about how I kept up with my 2019 goals here.
For the new year, I wanted to set more attainable goals that I can accomplish and feel good about getting them done. I plan on writing all my goals in a notebook and breaking it out by month. Breaking it out by month will help me to work on my long list of goals in small amounts. Then at the end of each month, I’ll look back and check off what I did or did not do.
20 Goals for 2020
1. Make a recipe book for myself – I want to type up and print out my favorite recipes and have old family recipes all in one place. That way if I find a new meal that I love, I can add it to the book.
2. Eat more vegetables – I know this was my goal for 2019 but I need to have a veggie with every meal, even breakfast. I have been introducing them more into every meal and learned that I like brussel sprouts!
3. Take more blog photos of myself – I got into the habit of using stock photos and taking pictures that I’m not in. In the new year, there will be more photos of myself for my blog and social media.
4. Listen to 1 Audiobook a month – I have a long drive to and from work every day so it would be nice to use that time to listen to a book rather than just listening to the radio
5. Go rock climbing – Now not real rock climbing scaling the side of a mountain but rock climbing in an indoor gym with mats and harnesses and people spotting you.
6. Learn more about my family tree and history – Last year for Christmas my mom got me an Ancestry DNA kit so I learned what parts of the world my family came from but I want to learn more from my grandparents who are getting older.
7. Have dinner with my parents every couple of weeks – since I don’t live at home with my parents anymore, it would be nice to sit down and eat at home or a restaurant with them to talk about what’s going on in our lives.
8. Pay off my Car – I’ve had my car for about 4 years now and in October it should be completely paid off!
9. Hang up my clothing – It sounds like a simple task but I have so much clothing that just becomes a giant pile on my bedroom floor. I need to hang them up and keep my floor clean.
10. Buy more plants – Usually, I kill plants but I have been doing a good job at keeping the plants I bought at The Sill alive.
11. Travel to a couple of different states that I haven’t been too – My work is opening a new store in Ohio next fall and my brother will be graduating from the University of Utah. I will also be traveling to Minnesota to visit my family over the summer.
12. Get a passport – I’ve always wanted to travel to Ireland or Italy so getting a passport will actually allow me to do that.
13. Pack my lunch – Spending money on lunch multiple times a week is not good for my wallet. I need to start meal prepping and bringing my own lunch every day.
14. Move into a house – My boyfriend and I have been saving up to buy a house and have a place all to ourselves with no noisy neighbors making weird noises all through the night.
15. Increase my crystal collection – I’ve always loved crystals and cool rocks but I really want to grow my collection of cute crystals to keep on my windowsill.
16. Wake up earlier on workdays – I usually leave myself 20-30 minutes to get ready in the morning and them I’m always late and half dressed. I need to start waking up earlier to allow myself more time to get ready.
17. Drink more water – Cut out the soda and sugar iced teas and just have water. It will lower my sugar intake and hopefully clear up my skin.
18. Graduate grad school – I only have 2 more classes to complete for my marketing degree and then I will officially be done with school and have a master’s degree!
19. Pay off my student loans – I had to take out loans to pay for my master’s degree so I would love to pay back all the money that I owe the bank.
20. Build up my muscle strength – I don’t have much muscle strength in my arms so I would really like to start lifting small weights. I created a board on Pinterest with workout routines that I can do!