Friday, December 28, 2018

Goals for 2019

I love the beginning of the new year, and new goals. January always feels like a time filled with potential for the year ahead. I'm excited to tackle my 2019 goals!

As with previous years, I find the buckets of goals helps me keep things in reasonable balance.

1) Financial:
  • Stick to the budget
  • Come up with a "pay off our house" model, & a 3/5/10 year plan
  • Every month, come up with a new way to reduce what we need/spend on an ongoing basis.
  • Make $3,000 in side hustle money (I made $2,791 in 2018, so this will be a nice stretch)
  • Continue to track "unplanned" money & divert it to our goals
  • Increase our charitable giving to cover the new corporate match. 

2) Family - Spend more time together as a family!
  • Do a minimum of one fun activity/month with the kids. 
  • Be more present with the kids & M - play games, minimize computer time, exercise together, etc. 
  • Have two dates with M per month

    3) Fitness/health - lose 15 pounds 
    • Eat 5 servings of fruit & vegetables/day
    • Build & follow a training plan & run a half marathon in under 2:25. 
    • Work out every day in 2019. (Realistically, this will be completing 365 workouts, vs hitting every day. I want a bit of flexibility for days I'm sick, traveling, etc.) 
    • Get back to more actively tracking my calories
    • Complete 10,000 minutes of cardio
    • Complete 100 strength workouts.
    • Complete 75 stretching workouts.
    • Complete 100 meditations

    4) Work/career - Improve my work life balance.
    • Keep better perspective at work/reduce stress (until I leave)
    • Take a sabbatical
    • Decide on returning to work part time
    • Stop using electronics by 7:30 each evening

      5) Personal/creative - Spend more time on myself/creative pursuits.
      • Make time for my friends. Do something social at least once per month.
      • Volunteer a minimum of 1x/month
      • Write/journal 
      • Make something homemade for Christmas
      • Make photo books & get rid of our all extra digital & photo clutter

      What about you? What are your goals for 2019?


      1. Nice goals and judging from past readings I am sure you will meet them!

      2. Finalizing mine this weekend. I want to reflect back at December and 2018 first.