2019 In Review – Goals

2019 was a lot like a kiddie roller coaster – there were ups and downs but none of them were too scary. I want to do an entire other blog post recapping the ups and downs from the year but over all I am confident in where I am leaving 2019 and heading into 2020.

Looking back at the goals I made for 2019 I am so glad that I made such a small succinct list of things I wanted to accomplish. As a refresher here are the goals I had for 2019:

  • Pay off my credit card. I think this should only take me a few more months and once I’m done I’m locking those things away and literally only busting them out if its a life or death situation.
  • Pay off 80% of my student loan. If life circumstances were completely perfect I think I could get the entire thing paid off this year, but seeing as how life never goes according to plan I’m giving myself a bit of wiggle room.
  • Read 12 books. This was on my list for last year and I didn’t quite make it to the full 12, but I absolutely think I can. This is totally doable.
  • Lose 10 pounds. I probably need to lose more but I’m aiming low because I hate working out and my biggest issue is 100% being active. For me this is less about health or aesthetics and more about comfort. I’m only 5 feet tall so an extra pound here and there doesn’t have much space to distribute on me.
  • Buy a bed frame and a dresser. I think I’ve finally found what I was looking for and I just need to save up and buy them! I’ve only been searching for both of these furniture items forever.

My success rate for the year is exactly 50% since I was able to achieve 2 and a half of these goals. My credit cards are all paid off and I was able to exceed my 80% goal for the student loan and pay that off entirely. I also was able to find the perfect dresser. It was literally exactly what I had been looking design-wise, we found it second hand, and it was in fantastic condition.

Everything else was a fail. I only read 6 books. I didn’t put the energy into making time for reading. I can do better, I just didn’t. I didn’t loose any weigh. Should I? Yes. Am I beating myself up about it? No. I also still haven’t pulled the trigger on a bed frame. I’ve found plenty that are perfectly sufficient, but nothing is really sparking joy for me. Maybe it’s just one of those things that’s never going to bring me joy. I don’t know. I’m still working on it.

I’m not mad about 50%. Honestly, it’s better than I’ve done in the past so I’m going to be happy with my progress. How well did yall stick with your 2019 goals?

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