Today is one of my favorite blog posts each year because I get to reflect on how I did over the course of the year. In recent years, I’ve been setting fewer goals, but I feel they are more important than ever. Here are my 6 goals from last year with a reflection of how I did.
Y’all, this is always my biggest struggle. I have major FOMO, but also, I just don’t like disappointing people. I thought I was doing better by focusing on what I wanted to do, and taking on less responsibilities so I could focus on things. However, I started teaching online, and somehow ended up with several classes instead of just one. I was running on empty for a while, and I wasn’t at all shocked that I ended up as sick as I was a couple of weeks ago. What are your tips for saying no? Or taking on less? I haven’t been successful with this goal the past two years.
Work Out & Eat Healthier
It’s no secret I love to eat. I realized this year that I can eat the things I’d like in moderation, but I also need to exercise regularly. I was never able to fully commit to running and kept trying to make myself a runner, but I don’t like running. So, I started doing Pure Barre in June and I have been consistently going since. This is huge because I am notorious for joining gyms and never attending. I would say that this was a huge success for me.
Focus on Home Improvement Projects
We stil need a new front door, but we made some strides in our bathroom. Check out the post here.
Continue to Grow Champagne & Suburbs
This is the one I’m most proud of this year. I accomplished a lot of the goals I set for myself, including publishing freelance articles. I had two articles published in a magazine and three published in an online publication. While I appreciate the opportunities that Champagne & Suburbs provided me, rebranding to I’m Fixin’ To really inspired me. I love what I’m writing about and the vision I had for this space has really worked for my passions.
Travel Europe. Or travel in general.
Well, y’all. 2016 was another year where we didn’t get to Europe. Our dang A/C unit went out in the spring, and we had to buy an entirely new HVAC unit. This was frustrating and drained our travel funds. However, I’d like to think I made the most of traveling whenever I could around North Carolina, and the southeast. I visited Louisville, which was awesome, got back to Charleston for #TBSCon, and DG and I took some nice little trips. Also, my dad planned an awesome day trip to Windsor, NC. So, it wasn’t Europe… but I had some great opportunities.
Drink more water.
I gave up drinking soda on 12/18/15 & I haven’t looked back since. This went along nicely with the eating healthy & exercising more. I feel better, lighter, and more energetic than I did when I was drinking soda. I do love La Croix, which gets me my carbonation fix.
How did you do on your goals for 2016? Stay tuned Monday for my goals for 2017! I hope you enjoy your NYE no matter what your celebration is. Ours will be low key, just the way we like it these days.