Wow that was a long break from blogging! But I’m back to share how 2019 went and what goals I have for 2020.
I always set yearly goals. I am a big fan of having a variety of goals; including weekly and monthly goals. Last year I also set 10 goals I want to accomplish in 10 years. These are my big, audacious, life-changing goals. But on here, I like to share the goals I set for myself each year and recap how I did.
For 2019, I had some big goals for a lot of self-care. After a few rough years, I wanted to focus on my emotional wellbeing. Well, after we decided to sell our house and travel, that didn’t exactly happen. But I did accomplish some good things.
Take care of me.
After I shared my silent struggle with depression, I really wanted to focus on my emotional and mental health in 2019. I did great at the first of the year, then it sort of waned once we put our house up for sale. But traveling is also part of my mental health, so I guess you could call it a win. 🙂
Hone in my morning routine.
I killed this one! I had a few months adjusting to life on the road, but before that I was up at 5:30 every day, and the same goes for the last quarter of the year.
I spend that time enjoying my coffee in peace, journaling, working, exercising a bit/stretching and having quiet time. This is really the time when I get most of my work done, before the kids get up and school starts. I love this time and look forward to it every morning.
Read 6 books.
I have no idea how many I read, but it definitely was not 6. I fell off the reading wagon in 2019, but I’m working on a few books now and plan to read at least 6 in 2020.
Squat 200 pounds.
I did not accomplish this goal before we started traveling and I no longer had access gym, but I did get back up to my max of 185 pounds, which I’m still proud of.
Be deliberate with what I share on social media.
Not only was I more deliberate, but I was also on there less. I set time limits for myself each day, post less frequently, and I no longer mindlessly scroll. Social media is great, and it has a purpose, but it can also be a drain on your life.
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Have more date nights with Kellen.
Complete fail. We had maybe 6 date nights total in 2019. But we’re working on making at home date nights, so after the kids go to bed we can connect with a game of cards, masterminding, enjoying a glass of wine and tapas around the fire, or just watching a movie together. It’s definitely a lot harder with our lifestyle, but we’re making it work.
I’d say 2019 was a mixed bag. Starting our full time travel journey threw our lives into a complete 180 degree change, but it has been so good.
So for 2020, I have some big business goals as well as some personal goals, per usual. 🙂
Here are my goals for 2020.
Grow my Young Living team by 100 people.
2019 was a year of great growth for my team, and I want to continue that momentum. One of my goals in life is to help as many families learn to lead a less toxic lifestyle, have good nutrition, and move their bodies. Really, just lead an overall healthy lifestyle. Young Living makes it so easy for people to do that, I want to share with as many as I can how easy it can be to get products into their home that will help them and not harm them.
Be active 5 days a week, every week.
Life on the road can make you lazy. The first few months it was hard not to feel like we were on vacation all the time. But setting routines, which include exercise, is key for me and my family to be happy and successful. I worked hard for 2+ years to build up my strength, and while I know I won’t be as “strong” in the sense of lifting hundreds of pounds, I want to still be strong and healthy and active.
Buy one investment property.
Our goal for our family is to be financially free within the next 10 years, meaning we no longer have to work 9-5 jobs for our income. One way we are doing that is with investment properties. This year we hope to buy at least one multiplex, if not two. People who invest in rental properties count their investments by the number of doors they have, so our 10 year goal is to have 20+ properties in our portfolio, or around 40-60 doors (including single family homes, multiplex homes and apartment buildings).
Be fully present with my kids.
I set this goal every year because I think it’s so important. While I think I do a good job at this, I sometimes have a tendency to get into hustle mode that I let take over my days, including time with my kids. While I want them to see that mommy works hard and is helping our family, I also want them to know that they are number one and work is never more important than they are. I see people on social media that document every moment of their days, and to me, that just means your phone is constantly in your kids’ face. I want them to see me with the phone less and looking them in the eyes more.
Decide what the next 2 years looks like for us.
Kellen’s job may change this year, and while it’s all good things, it could affect our travel lifestyle. Once we figure that out, I want to make a plan for what the next 2 years of our lives look like; whether that be we are still traveling, traveling part time, or settling down somewhere.
Get into a good homeschool routine.
We ended 2019 with lots of momentum, but after almost a month away from school, I’m struggling to get the kids focused again. I want to figure out how to make homeschooling Emmett successful, and get Audrey more independent with her school work. She has squirrel tendencies (meaning she’s easily distracted), and it makes out homeschool days go longer than I’d like. I want us to have a routine that they can easily follow and I’m not constantly pestering Audrey to get back on track.
One goal I haven’t decided on is our travel blog. I thought I would have it up and running by now, but I’ve been devoting more time to my Young Living team, plus homeschooling, being with my kids 24/7, etc., and I haven’t found them time to design it, let alone write anything. I mean look at this place-I haven’t written in over a month! So at this point I’m not sure if I’ll end up making the travel blog happen. This mama has to draw the line with commitments at some point! 😉
I hope your 2020 is off to an amazing start! I think it’s going to be a fantastic year. The start of a new year and decade brings me so much joy; I love fresh starts and new possibilities.