6: Goals

Happy Sunday friends! Instead of waiting for free time this weekend, I’m typing up my post a couple days early. Friday night I’m going to Hyacinth for dinner. Its the restaurant I wish had been open when I lived on Grand Avenue, so it’ll be interesting to see what I actually think about it.

Saturday morning I am headed to Duluth, its the first day of Bentleyville, so I’ll actually get to enjoy it this year, and I haven’t been to Duluth since April.

Upon arriving in Duluth I’ll get lunch and then a friend and I are going to talk 2020 goals. I use a Passion Planner as my regular planner/calendar, but I also downloaded and printed copies of Year Compass, which I highly recommend! If I were a manager I would be sending it to each of my employees.

Instead of only focusing on the coming year, you also reflect on the closing year. 2019 was good to me, and I’m interested to see how 2020 will go.

2017 was rough, and so was 2018, and I didn’t quite tell people how frustrated I was when it was happening. At the end of 2018 I spent more money than I wanted to on a career coach, and it paid off! I started my new job on May 1 and bought myself a new car in August. My personal life is also on an upswing, but naturally my meal planning hasn’t improved (someday!).

I’m sure I’ll have more posts on 2019 recaps and some 2020 focuses, but…

When do you start setting goals for the New Year?


  1. I’m glad that it was worth it to hire a career coach. one of the moms in my moms group considered hiring one but was worried it wouldn’t be worth the investment. I am glad it was for you and that life is in an upswing! Those hard years are, well, hard. I have had several, most notably the year I spent in Charlotte in 2013-2014. It’s always good to put those in the past and move forward.

    I usually start to brainstorm goals around this time of year. I did a 19 in 2019 challenge this year but I think I will take 2020 off from concrete goal planning. I feel like we have so much to do on the home front as we settle into the new house. We have a long list of things to work on from the inspection – nothing major, just a whole bunch of pesky tasks that will take time. So I want to get that list taken care of in 2020. And while you can’t put this on a ‘to do’ or goal list, I am hoping we have a 2nd child in 2020.

    1. I think taking a year off from goals can be a good thing! I wrote out a dream vacation list, and a realistic dinners in the twin cities list, and the reality is….20 restaurants in 52 weeks…probably not going to happen. Because I tend to book a fun restaurant once a month. I hope you are able to start on the growing your family again in the coming year, what a blessing that would be!

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