Saturday, December 29, 2018

2019 Goals and Dreams

For the past two years, I've used this planner which was a lot of fun but doesn't change from year to year. So I've decided to do the best part of it right here. Bonus points. It creates no paper waste.
2019 My Shining Year Life Goals WorkbookThe goal is to write down 100 goals for the year ahead. Some of them are realistic and will easily be crossed out. Some of them aren't realistic, but I believe words are powerful.
As a writer, words always seemed magical, but my brain is a large part logical and I think I always tried to talk myself out of this.
The first year I used this planner I wrote that I would like to buy a piece of investment property. I didn't really think we would. Or I thought we might, but it was going to take seriously increasing my income which mean someone would either have to pay me for my writing--FINALLY--or I needed a much better job. 
Neither of those things happened, but we received a small amount of money (larger than a couple of hundred but not a enough to even make a dent in my student loan). And my husband stumbled across a piece of rural land priced very low. 
This piece of land didn't work out and wasn't ideal. But it did make us realize that there had to be similar pieces of land. On Halloween day 2017, we signed the title for our (hopefully) first piece of investment property.
So, 2018 came around and I wrote taking my daughter to Disney as a goal. I didn't expect it to happen. I'm trying to Dave Ramsay my budget like hell right now, and have been for a while. But I thought why not? You never know. For basically the first time ever we got a nice tax refund and went to Disney World. It's my favorite family trip ever.
With that being said, some of these will easily be crossed off. Some of these won't and some will be gifts from God and the universe.

  1. Lose 25 lbs.
  2. Lose 50 lbs.
  3. Develop a healthy mindset
  4. Lose 75 lbs.
  5. Lose 100 lbs.
  6. Have no sagging skisI know dream big, right? 
  7. Learn yoga
  8. Find friends to dance with
  9. minimize sugar
  10. eliminate coke-cola
  11. wash my face 2x/day. Okay, so it's a little embarrassing to admit this on a blog, but my self care is like non-existent
  12. Take a word formatting class
  13. finish another book (can be novella)
  14. sell a book
  15. Make $500 writing
  16. Find a career I love that contributes to society
  17. Create a passive income stream
  18. pay off van
  19. pay off husband's truck
  20. Go back to Disney
  21. Go to Dublin
  22. Go to Edinburg
  23. Go to Cancun
  24. Go to London
  25. Go to Rome
  26. Go to Madrid
  27. See the Rockettes on New Year's Eve
  28. Volunteer at least once a month
  29. Find a local activist group
  30. Build my community
  31. organize the master bath
  32. organize my closet
  33. organize my bedroom
  34. organize office
  35. Organize kitchen
  36. organize elf's room
  37. organize garage
  38. Lose no loved ones--I realize I have no control over this, but words have power so...
  39. Go to Hawaii
  40. Read affirmations daily
  41. End 2019 with a thriving family
  42. Pay off student loans
  43. Pay off house
  44. Donate $1000
  45. take ballroom dance lessons
  46. take a trip just me and the ELF--good luck talking Emil into this one. LOL
  47. Take the Emils to AR
  48. Pay cash for a couch
  49. Pay off phone
  50. Top Secret
  51. Top Secret .2
  52.  Outline a self help book or workbook
  53. Write a financial planning book aimed at youngish women
  54. start an initiative to minimize traffic accidents in the US
  55. Give a TED talk
  56. Finish reading The Extreme Art of Self Care
  57. Read Get Rich Lucky Bitch
  58. Find another book by Denise Thomas
  59. Use eating zones
  60. Take a mindful eating course
  61. Get a door for the master bathroom
  62. Go to Australia
  63. Become a USAT bestseller
  64. Become a NYT bestseller
  65. Keep ELF in an IB school
  66. Read a parenting book on discipline
  67. spend more time with my Emils
  68. I honestly can't believe there are 31 things left to do in the world.
  69. Make $4000 w/ gigs this year
  70. Read Traffic
  71. Take an HTML class
  72. Sign up to sub 
  73. form a morning yoga/meditation habit
  74. take a technical writing class
  75. apply to stitch fix
  76. Check my blog analytics
  77. Check my blog settings
  78. read an add organization book
  79. investigate the benefits of creating an online guide
  80. Research inbox $$
  81. Research Swag bucks
  82. Create a dream board
  83. Quit venting!
  84. Use a moisturizer
  85. Give myself a bedtime
  86. Go to a belly dance class
  87. Remember to use the "suckies" list
  88. Have lunch with a friend I don't often see once a month.
  89. start a journaling project with the ELF
  90. Take an Irish dance class
  91. Let go of worry
  92. Finish craft a life you love
  93. Be content with what I have.
  94. Make a weekly goal list 
  95. Reward myself for accomplishing goals
  96. Get Kavitha, Katie, and Ruth together for a girl's night
  97. Send ELF to dance camp
  98. Send ELF to art camp
  99. Query or package "All I Want For Christmas"
  100. revise and query women's world shorts from 2017.

4 comments:

  1. Nice first blog post! I am glad you are writing and thinking about your future! You have some great goals. I look forward to this amazing year and watching you accomplish them. I was just thinking, you could go to all those locations with virtual reality glasses! I will go too!

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