Update – 2020 Goals

It seems like ages since my last post on April 13, 2020. That was in the old days – PRE-PANDEMIC! So, I’m cutting myself some slack for not posting since, because 2020, right?!!! Literally, sometimes, that’s all I will say to someone and they just nod in agreement.

First off, congratulations!! We made it to December. A lot has happened in my life since April, so I’ll fill you in on all the great details in my next post, but, first, let’s see how I did on my 2020 goals….

Here are my original goals for 2020 that I posted way back in January:

  1. Exercise every day.
  2. Declutter each room of my house during the 12 week Uncluttered Course.
  3. Learn Calligraphy
  4. Stick to my grocery budget each month.
  5. Write every day.
  6. Read through the Bible daily with our children.

4th quarter update:

1. Exercise every day. I definitely did not exercise every day. However, in April I did do a 30 day work out challenge with Pahla B, a personal trainer for women over 50, who posts exercise videos on YouTube. You can find her here. I am not over 50, but I do like her workouts. After completing her 30 day workout challenge, I was walking daily and feeling good. Then, Fall semester hit. I started a master’s program and our little home school restarted. I sat, and sat, and sat. We made it through the fall semester. Now that I am on break, I have begun exercising again. I need to come up with a plan for 2021!

2. Declutter each room of my house duing the 12 week Uncluttered Course. I can mark this one – Mission Accomplished. But I should note that I did this by moving. HAHAHAHAHA!! That’s one way to declutter, right? Unfortunately, a few things followed me to my new house, but it’s going really well. I will probably add it to my 2021 list, and every year thereafter, because it’s so worth doing.

3. Learn calligraphy. This one did not happen, but I’m not giving up on it. I am adding it to my 2021 list!

4. Stick to my grocery budget. I was super happy about this one and was doing pretty good until we moved. On top of that, I started a master’s program in May (more on that in another post). Basically, I quit tracking my budget. It is still very important to me, so this is another one that will be added to my 2021 list.

5. Write every day. Obviously, this did not happen. However, I am so happy that I did create 48 blog posts. That’s my new goal to beat. 2021, here I come!

6. Read through the bible with our children every day. While we didn’t read through every day, we did make it through three books over the course of the year. We read Genesis, Luke and Acts. By going through each book slowly, we had time for lots of discussion and we all learned, which was the main point. We are going to continue reading the Bible together in 2021, and I am working out a plan for it.

I am sooooo glad I wrote down my goals! While I didn’t achieve them all (not even close), I did make progress, which is what I was going for in the first place. For 2021, I am going to keep the process going. Overall, I am still happy with the goals I set in January 2020 and here’s to 2021!

What about you? Have you reviewed your 2020 goals? Have you made 2021 goals? Let me know in the comments!

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