I absolutely love the first of the year. Not only do I love the cold weather, but I also love how everything feels new. There’s nothing truly magical about January 1, but in my mind it is a fresh start to a year of endless possibilities! Today, I want to share my goal tracking for 2020.
I love the idea of setting goals for each year and then reflecting at the end how I did. Last year, I was not focused enough on my goals and, honestly, it was okay. 2018 was a big year for me personally, and 2019 seemed like a huge lull. And, honestly, it felt so good. I think it’s 100% okay to have a year where you don’t accomplish much. It’s given me a rest and tons of motivation to accomplish things this year.
I am using the Powersheets goal planner not for the first time, but for the first time since they revamped them into a spiral bound planner. The last time I ‘used’ (very loosely ‘used’ … I basically completed zero goals in my Powersheets last time) them was years ago. They used to be sold in half year increments, so you bought 6 months of Powersheets at a time. Or, you would just buy two sets if you wanted to complete goals for an entire year.
I thoroughly love the new set up and let me tell you … I set aside time to complete my goals on December 30. Granted, I had even done some of the Powersheets prep work earlier in December. It was still a lot to go through, but I loved every minute of it. The questions that you have to answer are so specific, you get to the nitty gritty of your heart very quickly. It’s hard to not speed through all the pages, but I found myself needing to complete a section or two at a time and then take a break.
Friends, that’s when you know it’s good. I’ve been following Lara Casey for years and I don’t know why, but what she’s saying right now is speaking to me and where I am in my life right now. I feel like 2020 is going to be a big change for me, and I felt like that at the beginning of 2018 as well.
Some of my goals are personal, but I wanted to highlight a couple of them here!
I have lumped family time and husband time into this same category. My word of the year is connection. In 2019, I wanted to plan out more family time in advance. I failed at it miserable. This year will be different! I am going to plan out a couple months at a time. The same goes for time with my husband. I want to purposefully plan one date a month. We used to meet up for lunch during the work week so much, and it somehow fell by the wayside. That will change in 2020!
I also want to purpose to be a better wife and mom. Right now, I am taking the Simply on Purpose parenting course and I have to recommend it to you all! Ralph Jacobs from Simply on Purpose lays out very simple parenting principles that will change the way you think about parenting. The principles she teaches can be applied to different areas of your life. The lessons are truly about human behavior, and they are invaluable. I highly recommend the course!
I feel a true shift happening in some of my hobbies. It’s hard for me, as a working wife/mom to find time for the things I love to do. But, I truly feel like these things will become part of my legacy in my family. I have so many handmade items that have been passed down to me through my family. Some of our table linens were my great-grandmother’s and I have stitched pillows in our master bedroom that my grandmother made. I want to take the time to hone my skills so that my family will have new, precious heirlooms for years down the road.
I can’t leave out blogging when talking about my hobbies! Blogging has been a hobby of mine for over 8 years. October 2020 will mark 9 years of blogging here at Rebecca Lately. I’ve felt a shift in the way I blog coming for the past couple years. This unintentional break over December cemented, for me, what I want this space to be. I don’t know exactly what it will look like, but my word of the year connection plays a major part in how I will shake things up.
That’s about it! Each month I plan to choose a word of the month and share it over on Instagram. Let me know if you’ve chosen a word of the year or month! I’d love to hear what you’re working on.