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2019 Reflection, Goals for 2020

Sunday, December 29, 2019


COAT: J Crew - size 4, TTS // DRESS : Chicwish - size S/M // BOOTS : Target // 

Can you believe that 2019 is coming to an end?! I seriously feel like it just started yesterday. Although I feel like when you have kids time just flies even faster- I seriously feel like I just had Liam and now he is almost 2!!! What?!?!!

We had so many exciting things happen to us this year: we moved to a new city, celebrated Liam's first birthday, Caleb got accepted into medical school, and I had SO many amazing blogging opportunities. I did A TON of things that were wayyyy outside of my comfort zone and I am SO happy that I did. It allowed me to make some amazing connections, meet even more amazing people, and reach goals I thought were years and years away. 

Last year, I set a few goals for myself- just to kinda give me something to look forward to and push myself. I didn't necessarily meet each goal- but I grew and grew and put as much effort in as I could and I am so happy I did! 

2019 goals reviewed 

1. Hit 10k- I did this!! And originally I had wanted to hit it by my one year blogging anniversary- which didn't happen but I hit it very soon after!

2. Get back in shape - this one is sort of relative, of course I was only 6 months postpartum in January and it was just one of my goals to get back down to my pre baby weight- when I actually did and was still not happy in my body I had to sit and reflect and accept how my body had changed- in a good way, I mean I did just have a baby! By no means was I back in shape but I made changes and got back to my pre baby weight!

3. Save more- this was mainly just to practice - ya girl sometimes has a spending problem lol- but really there were a few big items I really wanted to save for and buy so I was trying to save up some money and just get into that habit- it kind of happened and kind of didn't lol.

4. Stay more organized- I'm still REALLY bad at this. Didn't even come close to reaching this one. I really wanted to be able to keep our important things all together and make them easy to find but we are just quickly running out of room in our current place- so maybe next year! lol

5. Quality over quantity- I could apply this to so many things in my life but originally I set this goal focusing on my content- I felt like I was always in a rush/hurry to just post SOMETHING- even if it was a bad quality photo- bad outfit, etc. I want my blog to reflect the real me, and everyday life, but still in a neat and professional way! I feel like I really put in the work over the past year and learned so many new things to help me achieve this goal!

So now that I have recapped on some of my goals from last year, let's talk about  2 0 2 0.

2020 Goals

1. 1,000 subscribers - if you want to help me out with this, subscribe to my blog here! From the beginning, I wanted my blog to be the initial thing to refer back to- not Instagram. While Instagram is a great tool, it's been so much back and forth this year and honestly is just an ever-changing game you have to keep playing! So even if Instagram is no more, I'll still be here!

2. Fitness goals - for the past year, it has been SO hard to put time aside for my own fitness. Caleb works A TON and does school a ton so it's super hard to find time for me to go to a class or the gym. Notice I said super hard- not there isn't the time! I just need to focus on being healthy and being more active. 

3. READ MORE BOOKS - this may seem so silly, lol but I used to love to read! I haven't read a book since I was pregnant with Liam and it was still probably pregnancy related and not for enjoyment! I love a good book - romance, adventure, whatever! Send me your recommendations!

That's about all I have for 2020, I'm sure I'll think of something else later- so I may come back to add more!  What are your goals for 2020?