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I didn’t know I accomplished so much in 2018. As I pulled out my goals from last year and pulled up my blog post I wrote on what I wanted to accomplish, I didn’t complete half of the things I wanted to.
But guess what? My word of the year was FUN and I had so much freaken fun last year that I’m giving myself grace and appreciation for what I did do.
As I reflected on
my year, it proved that I had more fun and experiences last year than the previous 5 years combined.
I took my kids to Disney and went for the first time myself. My hubby and I went to Punta Cana with our friends that are like family. We road tripped to St. Louis to watch our Milwaukee Brewers play the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball – in case you’re not obsessed like me) and these are just a few of the things we did.
So I would say, yes. Even though on paper it might not look like I accomplished a lot, I really did because I learned how to let go and enjoy a bit more and I plan on taking that into this year too. We’re headed to Florida in March with friends. And that is just the beginning.
I’d guide you to evaluate your year and see what worked for you and what didn’t work for me.
2018 Goals Review
So I’m going to review what I wanted to accomplish in 2018. Okay, let’s review together! If you want to take a peek, I just created my 2019 goals, here.
- Read 10 non-business & non-self help books. FAIL. Yep. I don’t think I even read ONE non-business & non-self help book. Talk about slacker, huh? It’s okay though. This is actually going to be a bigger goal for 2019. You’ll see below.
- Workout a minimum of 3x a week. Mostly Success. Outside of travel and being sick, I really rocked the working out. I’m pretty proud of myself for being so consistent with this. I’ve noticed my body is much more resilient, flexible and I’m not as tired as I was at the start of the year.
- Try one new thing a month. FAIL. I believe I didn’t really follow this one because I didn’t track it at all. There were new things I did try. I tried sushi this year and it was NOT delicious LOL… yes, I know I’m one of the few who think that but I’d prefer a chicken wing over sushi anyday. Sorry not sorry.
Late this year we found out my husband has an autoimmune disorder called Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder (MCTD) and it’s like 3 Autoimmune disorders in one. And the meds they will put him on are worse for him than the actual autoimmune disorder. So much so that he has to go in each week to get his blood levels drawn to make sure his liver & kidneys are okay.
Of course, me being me, I want to fix it and figure it out, so I’ve been researching how to maintain his health without being on meds and not having as many flare ups. You want to know the simple answer? Food. Everything we put in our body is either working for us or against us. I think I knew this a little bit, but didn’t really take the time to think about it extensively until I was forced to.
So now I’m a researching machine on what he can eat and cutting out processed foods, sugars, etc. Buttttt….. At the same time, I know everything within reason, so trying to find the balance for us, allowing us to enjoy while staying healthy and splurge a litte.
Oh, don’t you worry, you’ll hear all about the recipes I’m cooking up and what’s working for us as I go through. I know, I know.. You’re welcome 😉
- Take a 2-week Road Trip This Summer. FAIL. But… we did do a few road trips and fun weekends. We went St. Louis to watch a Milwaukee Brewers Game against the St. Louis Cardinals and we went to City Museum which was AMAZING! We also went to a resort in Wisconsin called Three Bears Resort twice this year.
- Read 3x a Week With The Kids. FAIL. This is one I’m really embarrassed by. I’d like to be more present with the kids especially in their learning and I just didn’t do it this year. My family is my priority and I need to step up with this in 2019.
- One Family Adventure A Month. Mostly Success. We didn’t always do something new, but we’ve done quite a bit with the kids this year. It wasn’t every month but
You guys, I’d be lying if I said this was the most amazing year for us. It wasn’t. It took me recognizing that I have a LOT to learn about myself, my values and how I want to show up in my marriage.
My hubby has been pretty patient with me because this year as I’ve started growing and learning about what I need and what my ideal relationship looks like, I’m questioning me and a lot of things. He’s encouraged me to figure it out, sit with it and own what I need.
That’s not something I’ve done, ever. I try to just push it down and away and quite frankly, as I can ALWAYS see… it just doesn’t work. I need to move through it, whether it’s easy or not and I’m happy I’m understanding that now.
Anyway, on to goals!
- Take a vacation without the kids. SUCCESS. In November, we went with our really close friends to Punta Cana and it was really relaxing and refreshing. We did a whole lot of nothing and we laughed A LOT. It was what I needed.
- Monthly Date Nights. SUCCESS. We are really really lucky to live in the middle of our parents (about 35 minutes from his mom and about 40 minutes from my parents). So when we want a date night, we can normally get a sitter.
- Triple Business Revenue. FAIL. This did not happen and let me tell you why. In January while we were on vacation, I was still getting emails from clients and managing a launch… WHILE AT DISNEY. I was pissed at myself for not having proper time management and because I didn’t want to manage launches anymore. So in February, I go an amazing offer to become a Facebook Ads Coach for Clients On Demand and I fired all but 2 clients and I stopped taking on new clients. So… I knew my revenue wouldn’t be anywhere near my goal, but the time I got back feels so much better!
- Create 3 new offers. FAIL. See above LOL.
I still made more than I made last year and to me that was a huge success. Also, over Oct – Dec I cut work time in half as I let a couple more personal clients that came back go.
Overall, I would say 2018 was my absolute best year in terms of understanding how I want my business to be ran and how I want to show up.
It also solidified how I want so much more time with my kiddos. They are 9 and 7 and I absolutely LOVE watching them grow, have sense of humors and get to really be present with them.
So all of that to say, my 2019 goals are going to be more focused around that 🙂
How did you do with your 2018 goals? Share in the comments below!