Goal-Setting for 2020

I’ve always thought it was important to set goals for yourself. Whether you write them down, make them public or not, it’s important to have markers for yourself regarding things you want to accomplish and steps you want to reach. Some goals are easy, some are hard. Some take a little work, some take a lot of effort, some take years.

As we turned the calendar year, I set a few goals for myself for 2020. I didn’t call them “resolutions,” but more consider them as statements of what I intend to do this year. It won’t be perfect, I know that. I’ll mess up, I won’t make all of the goals. I’ll slip up sometimes, or just downright fail once in a while. But the most important thing is… I’m trying.

My 2020 goals are:

  • I will only use my credit cards in case of real emergency. (Not going to lie, I’ve already slipped up on this one, but like I said… I really am trying!)
  • I will end the year with under “X” dollars in credit card debt. (I will pay off at least $5,000 in debt.)
  • I will read 20 books. (Last year I read 17.)
  • I will only do writing that I am paid for, aside from this personal blog!
  • I will spend more quality time with my husband.
  • I will limit my Target trips to a maximum of one (1) per month. (Target is my vice, I’m not obsessed by any means, but it’s easy to go and spend too much money.)
  • I will focus more on cooking food at home rather than eating out.
  • I will work toward a lower-waste, more sustainable lifestyle.
  • I will complete the Couch to 5K program.

Some are easier than others, so wish me luck along this journey 🙂


A link to start you off…

So sorry for disappearing on you folks this weekend! I was up in Canada from Friday till Sunday, at a relative’s cottage on Lake Muskoka – no Internet, no TV. I got lots of fresh air and some exercise and it was a wonderful weekend… and now, I’m back and ready to roll.

In light of the recent tragic events in Colorado, this week’s daily challenges will all focus on living your life to the fullest and appreciating those around us.

To start you off on this Monday morning, here’s a link I think you might like.

The site I’m introducing you to is called My50. It’s there that you can make your own ‘bucket list,’ a list of things you want to do in your lifetime (and yes, your list can contain more than 50 things.) You can share your list with the public or make it private, read other’s lists and goals, and even take suggestions from the website’s standard list. I’ve had list there for YEARS now, and I love it – it inspires me for the future.

Check out my list here – if you’re interested – and create your own list, too! (Share the link to your list here if you’re willing… I’d love to read it!)