19 GOALS FOR 2019

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2019?! CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY THAT WE ALREADY MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF A NEW YEAR. I SWEAR I SAY IT EVERY YEAR, BUT 2018 SERIOUSLY FLEW BY SO FAST! FROM TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, FRIENDS GETTING MARRIED, SETTING GOALS (SOME ACHIEVED AND SOME STILL IN THE MAKING), TO HITTING THE 1 YEAR MARK ON OWNING OUR FIRST HOME, TO BECOMING A FAMILY OF THREE WITH OUR SWEET FUR BABY MYLO… I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS! THERE IS SOMETHING FREEING ABOUT REFLECTING ON THE PRIOR YEAR AND ALL OF IT’S UPS AND DOWNS, BUT I FIGURED I’D KEEP IT MORE “IN THE NOW” BY FOCUSING ON THE NEW YEAR.

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WHAT DO I WANT FOR THE NEW YEAR? WHERE DO I SEE MYSELF AT THE END OF 2019? WHAT THINGS WILL HAVE CHANGED AND WHAT THINGS WILL STAY THE SAME? WHAT ARE THE GOALS I HAVE FOR MYSELF IN THE YEAR 2019?


  1. TIMELINESS — I AM THE WORST ABOUT BEING ON TIME! MY FAMILY AND PAT SAY IT’S MY WORST TRAIT, AND IT IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR YEARS. THIS IS A HUGE GOAL FOR ME TO WORK TOWARDS, BUT ABSOLUTELY ONE THAT IS HIGH PRIORITY.

  2. MORE FREQUENT BLOG POSTS — THIS IS A GOAL I WANTED FOR MYSELF, BUT ALSO FOR Y’ALL. I GET REQUESTS FOR BLOG POSTS ALL THE TIME, SO I’VE MADE IT A GOAL TO GET UP AT LEAST ONE BLOG POST A WEEK. OTHERWISE, Y’ALL WON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO READ!

  3. BUDGET — IT SEEMS LIKE BUDGETING AND MONEY IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO DISCUSS. IT’S ALMOST LIKE A STEREOTYPE OF “OH, YOU’RE BUDGETING, YOU MUST BE STRUGGLING FOR MONEY.” WHEN IN REALITY, BUDGETING IS AN ORGANIZATIONAL TOOL. I MADE IT A GOAL TO BUDGET, SO THAT I CAN SEE WHERE MY MONEY IS GOING AND FROM THERE I CAN FOCUS ON MAKING & SAVING MORE.

  4. CLOSET CLEAN-OUTS — I HAVE DONE A FEW OF THESE OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, BUT PAT WILL TELL YOU, I NEED TO DO MORE! OUR CLOSETS ARE BURSTING WITH GREAT ITEMS THAT I HAVEN’T WORN IN YEARS. SO, I PLAN TO DO MANY MORE CLEAN-OUTS (SHOOTING FOR ONCE A MONTH), AND I WILL EITHER BE POSTING THE ITEMS FOR SALE ON MY POSHMARK (HERE) OR ON THE INSTAGRAM SHOP ACCOUNT (HERE).

  5. CURSING — CURSING IS MORE OF A BAD HABIT THAT I AM TRYING TO BREAK! A PRETTY SIMPLE GOAL, I JUST NEED TO WATCH WHAT I SAY SOMETIMES.

  6. ORGANIZE HOUSE FOR EFFICIENCY — THERE ARE A FEW PLACES IN OUR HOME THAT ARE SMALLER SPACES (LAUNDRY ROOM, SPARE CLOSETS, BATHROOMS, PANTRY…), SO I WANT TO WORK ON ORGANIZING THEM TO THEIR FULL EFFICIENCY. I WILL TAKE Y’ALL ALONG AS I DO THIS FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING TIPS!

  7. CONSISTENT WORKOUTS — I AM FRUSTRATED WITH MYSELF TO ADMIT, I HAVE FULLY FALLEN OFF MY WORKOUT ROUTINE SINCE GETTING MYLO AND THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASONS. I’M NOW AT A WEIGHT AND APPEARANCE THAT I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT, BUT I STARTED BACK ON MY ROUTINE THIS WEEK, AND PAN TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE YEAR! I AM CURRENTLY DOING BBG WITH A LITTLE EXTRA CARDIO! (LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM)

  8. CUT OUT SODA — THIS SHOULD ALSO BE A PRETTY SIMPLE GOAL TO MEET, SINCE I DON’T DRINK SODA A TON. I REALLY JUST DRINK IT WHEN IT’S IN THE FRIDGE OR IF I’M AT A RESTAURANT AND CRAVING IT. SO, I PLAN TO CUT IT OUT COMPLETELY IN 2019!

  9. HEALTHIER EATING HABITS — I LOVE FOOD, SO GOING FULL ON HEALTHY FOOD IS NOT IDEAL FOR ME, BUT CHOOSING HEALTHIER OPTIONS IS!

  10. VISIT (3) NEW STATES — I HAD THIS ON MY GOAL LIST LAST YEAR, BUT THE GOAL WAS TO VISIT (2) NEW STATES. I VISITED ARKANSAS & WASHINGTON DC, WHICH WERE AMAZING, AND I WANTED TO UP MY GOAL TO (3) THIS YEAR!

  11. START CREATING A RECIPE BOOK/LIST — I LOVE TO COOK & I WANT TO SHARE THOSE RECIPES WITH ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM! I HAVE STARTED TO WRITE DOWN MY FAVORITE RECIPES, AND PLAN TO SHARE THOSE WITH Y’ALL SOON. THERE MAY EVEN BE A RECIPES TAB COMING TO THE BLOG… VERY SOON!

  12. FOCUS ON MY FAITH — THIS IS A PRIORITY GOAL FOR ME. I JUST NEED TO WORK ON FOCUSING MORE ATTENTION TO FAITH AS A WHOLE.

  13. MORE FAMILY TIME — FAMILY TIME IS SO IMPORTANT TO US, BUT LIVING 1,000 MILES AWAY FROM HOME, WE OBVIOUSLY DON’T GET TO SEE THEM AS OFTEN AS WE’D LIKE. THIS GOAL IS SOMEWHAT ALREADY MET, SINCE MY PARENTS ARE PLANNING TO VISIT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, I AM PLANNING TO VISIT MY SISTER IN FLORIDA IN THE SPRING, AND WE HAVE A FEW WEDDINGS BACK HOME THAT WE WILL TRAVEL BACK FOR THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT I ADDED IT AS A GOAL, SO THAT I WOULD PUSH TO DO MORE.

  14. TRY (20) NEW RESTAURANTS — YAY, FOOD! THIS IS A FUN GOAL THAT ALLOWS ME TO TRY NEW THINGS AND HAVE FUN WHILE DOING IT! IF ANYONE HAS ANY GOOPD RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE DALLAS/Fort Worth AREA, LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

  15. STICK TO MY “LIST” — I MAKE LISTS ALL THE TIME. TO-DO LISTS, GROCERY LISTS, LISTS AND LISTS AND LISTS, BUT I RARELY STICK TO THEM. IF I CAN ACTUALLY STICK TO THEM, I THINK IT’LL HELP ME WITH TIME MANAGEMENT AND EVEN KEEP A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS IN THE BANK!

  16. WORK ON BECOMING A MORNING PERSON — Y’ALL, THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME! I HAVE NEVER BEEN A MORNING PERSON… EVER! I HATE ALARMS AND KNOWING THAT I HAVE TO GET UP, BUT EVER SINCE GETTING MYLO, I HAVE HAD TO GET UP TO LET HER OUT EVERY MORNING AROUND 7-730, SO WHAT BETTER TIME TO USE THIS AS MOTIVATION TO BECOME MORE OF A MORNING PERSON? MY END GOAL WOULD BE TO WAKE UP EARLY ENOUGH TO GET IN MY WORKOUTS BEFORE WORK… IT’S WORTH A SHOT!

  17. BE MORE REALISTIC — I TEND TO BE REALLY HARD ON MYSELF REGARDING GOALS AND JUST LIFE IN GENERAL. I HOLD MYSELF TO THIS STANDARD THAT AT TIMES IS UNREACHABLE. I NEED TO BE MORE REALISTIC ON GOALS AND WHAT I AM CAPABLE OF IN THE MOMENT.

  18. TAKE A TRIP WITH PATRICK — JUST THE TWO OF US! WE RARELY DO TRIPS WITH JUST US, BECAUSE WE LOVE SPENDING TIME AND TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS, BUT THE ALONE TIME IS GREAT EVEN IF IT’S JUST A STAYCATION IN DALLAS.

  19. PUT THE PHONE DOWN — I’M PRETTY SURE I’M RIGHT WHEN I SAY, EVERYONE COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS! JUST A FEW MINUTES OR HOURS OF TIME AWAY FROM THE PHONE. WHEN SODIAL MEDIA IS PART OF YOUR INCOME, IT ISN’T ALWAYS EASY TO BREAK AWAY FROM IT. ON THE OTHER-HAND, BREAKS ARE GOOD FOR US AND OUR MINDS TO TAKE A BREATHER, AND I NEED TO MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME AWAY FROM STARING AT A SCREEN.

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A NEW YEAR IS JUST THAT, IT’S NEW. NEW DAYS, NEW EXPERIENCES, NEW PEOPLE, NEW THOUGHTS, NEW GOALS! IT’S SOMEWHAT OF A BLANK CANVAS. WHEN, WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW YOU BEGIN TO DRAW IT IS FOR YOU TO DECIDE. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR 2019? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS! CHEERS TO THIS BEING OUR BEST YEAR YET!

 
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