I’m a big goal setter. I’m not always great at obtaining those goals (I’m looking at you, sub 2:00 Annapolis 10 miler), but I love setting them and working towards them.
So the past few days I’ve set some goals and intentions for the year ahead.
Word of the Year
I know a lot of people set yearly intentions with a word that defines their year. I’ve never really done that but when I thought about how I want my year to look on Dec 31, 2020, I want to know that I did MORE.
I want to read more. Run more. Laugh with my family more. Cultivate the friendships that mean the most to me. More financial security. More confidence. More self-care in terms of my mental health, and just…for me. I’ve embraced my introvertedness the past few months – at the detriment of some meaningful friendships but it was necessary. So my word for 2020, is MORE.
I have a handful of goals. Actionable goals mostly. I’ve learned the difference between Goals and Resolutions and I like to set goals versus resolutions that just go in my bullet journal to die. So this year my goals are intentional and largely surround that word of the year – MORE.
- RUN MORE – Complete the Striders Championship Series, get a 10 Mile PR, run my 5th half marathon, and run 500 miles for the year. Goal: 10 miles/week consistently.
- READ MORE – I read 19 books in 2019. This year I want to hit 26 books. Follow my Goodreads to see what I’m reading. Goal: read 2-3 books per month.
- BUDGET MORE – Hubs and I are notoriously, not great at budgeting. We’ve gotten better. We’ve started reading and implementing some of Dave Ramsey’s teachings, but I want to do MORE with it. More, in this case, could also just be better. This will be done by cutting our eating out, paying off a couple of bills (including a large student loan!) in the first 6 months, and increasing our income. Goal: Set budget by 1/31
- BLOG MORE – While monetizing my blog isn’t a deal-breaker, I do want to bring it back and see if I can get myself back up to my peak revenues (which, FYI was not that much). Goal: 2x per week (ideally 3-4).
- MORE PRESENCE – I want to do more with Ethan – whether adventures or reading, I want to be more present with him and Hubs to really work on those relationships. Goal: Have at least 2 nights per week without electronics on. Go on one mini-adventure per month (be it a new park, a hike, or a museum in DC…etc…)
- MORE CONFIDENCE – Read more professional enhancement books (marketing, leadership), and update my certifications via Hubspot, also, find and attend one Marketing Conference. Goal: Spend at least 2 hours per week reading or online training.
I didn’t want to set myself up for failure, BUT I did focus on the things that bring me joy. I’m committed to saying NO to things that don’t serve me and focusing on simplifying every aspect of my life.