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Oh hi, it is just me, your very own blogess–hopping back into my favorite space on the internet.
I always have a lot to say–or type–I DON’T always actually take the time to type things out.
BUT, here I am. Staring 2020 right in the clear, focused eyes. And I am ready.
I was reflecting with a friend the other day that I feel like I’m in a good place. I know that a lot of people–including some very close to me, who have had a pretty rough 2019. And, I’m guessing if I looked at individual events or days, or even weeks within the past year–things could look pretty rough, or grim.
However, in spite of all of that, I’m feeling quite balanced and optimistic. My marriage (almost 25 years strong) is a wonderful partnership. We’ve successfully launched 2 out of the 6 kids. The “babies” are hitting double digits in a few weeks (which means that I have been blogging here a LONG time!). I’m seven years strong into a career that I love.
I have some pretty lofty goals for 2020. If there is one thing I know about goals–is that I am much more likely to achieve my goals if I share them–so here I am sharing them with you.
- First, I want to continue getting my body into better shape. I have lost just under 20 pounds so far with Noom. This program has been about so much more than food for me–and I am hitting milestones that I have not been able to do in years! I still have 70 (!) pounds to lose–but for the first time in forever–I KNOW that I can and WILL reach this goal. This, my friends, is a fantastic feeling! As I lose more weight, I want to add more and more physical activity to my plate. My goal is to be back into hiking by summertime!
- I want to push my writing to the next level–both by adding more content right here–and by getting some actual books printed. A friend and I are working together on a children’s book that is *this* close to publication–and I really need to get to the point of hitting “publish” on that.
- I want to work on saving more money–so we can have some more fun! Groceries are a good way to cut the budget–it just takes some planning. Oddly enough, I have found we eat better, and healthier, during times I have been more intentional about our grocery budget. I’m going to be joining in with Jessica FIsher with her 2020 Grocery Savings Challenge — which is actually 12 monthly themed challenges. I’d love for you to join me–let me know over on the facebook page if you are joining me! In January I will really work on eating from what I already have in my pantry and my freezer! Hopefully, I will keep you posted!
- I want to prioritize travel. I live in a rather isolated area–and I LOVE it here–but my friends live all over the country. As the kids have gotten older and less needy, I have added more travel to my schedule. This spring I have a trip with one of the kids planned, and this summer we are hoping to camp and HIKE in Yellowstone!
So, there you have it–my little goals for the year–in writing! I’d love to hear your goals and to cheer you on!