02 January 2020

2020 Yearly Goals

Hey y'all,

I hope you have had a very restful and festive time over the last week or so with Christmas and the New Years. I spent about 5 days at my parents house then came back to the Triangle to get back in the groove/pet-sit. I have since deep cleaned my living room, cleaned my closet and I have piles of things to go to Goodwill and ThredUp. I would say it was pretty successful in terms of some time off. Now that we are officially in the year of clarity (20/20) I thought it time to share my goals this year. Here are five main goals I want to work on this year:
Focus on contentment and gratitude - I am completing the Nancy Ray contentment challenge (no purchases) from January 1 - April 1. I am also going to write down three things each day in my Val Marie Paper yearly prayer journal as a reminder of all the blessings I have been given this year.

Intentional movement every day - this could mean a walk outside for 15 mins, a Pilates workout on YouTube, or my favorite Barre3 class in Chapel Hill. No matter what, I can find 10 mins each day to honor my body by focusing on health and strength.

Love on my community - I took the idea from Kristin Winchester to send a survey to friends to help know a few things. I sent it out last month and I have loved learning about my friend's least favorite foods, gas station snacks, etc. I am going to use these facts to make some porch drops, send cards, etc. to love on my friends this year.

Celebrate - This is a big year, not just the start of a new decade. This year will include a trip to California to see my mom's side of the family, turning 30, going to see Celine Dion in February, seeing STOMP with my mom for her birthday, and I am sure many more moments to celebrate. There were many times in 2019 I was reminded how life is so precious so I want to remember to celebrate the big and little things.

Read more - I finished 75 books last year and while that was my goal, I was cramming on New Year's Eve to finish. This year I want to read 65 and focus more on reading the Word as well. I got into a groove in the Fall with both BSF and a group from my church doing intensive study of the Word and I will continue that into 2020.

So, what do those big goals mean for January? 

Here are my goals for this month:

  • Complete month one of the contentment challenge
  • Turn off social media at 9 p.m. to focus on reading more not scrolling
  • intentionally move my body daily - I have Barre3 classes booked for Saturdays and Sundays and some walks planned as well
  • Plan my 30th birthday celebration with friends
  • Make 2 porch drops to friends
  • Pray each morning through my prayer journal and write down 3 things I am grateful for.
What's one of your goals this year?



  1. LOVE all of these goals. What great ideas. I hope you are successful!

  2. Great goals! Happy New Year!



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