While I’m all about focusing on 2017 and making it a great year, this week I’m taking a look back at 2016 to evaluate how I did on the personal goals I set last January.
Reading – I set my goal of reading 20 books in 2016. I reached my goal in the last weeks of the year and I have to say that I’m proud of myself for doing it. I’ve set my 2017 goal already and am looking forward to reaching it as well! Score: I’m giving myself a 10/10 for this goal!
Health/Fitness – My goal was to get in solo workouts. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen – not even once. I’m carrying over this goal to 2017 and have signed up for the Bay to Breaks 12K in May as motivation to get in solo runs. Score: Sadly, I’m giving myself a 0/10. Womp, womp.
Social – This year I made the goal to do more things with friends on my own and with Cecilia. Being a stay-at-home mom can certainly be lonely because even though I’m never far away from my girl, she’s not one for two-way adult convos just yet. I got so much more comfortable with leaving her with our fantastic sitter so I could go out and that was huge in terms of motivating me to get out more on my own or with Travis. I did a fair job getting to our monthly Stroller Strides Mom’s Night Out events and we had a ton of playdates with our friends. As I mentioned when I laid out my 2017 personal goals, I feel it makes me a better mom, wife and person to maintain a social life in and out of stay-at-home parenting, so this is another goal I’m carrying over into the new year. Score: 7/10 – I did well, but I can definitely do better.
Relationship – As I mentioned in the last paragraph, I got much better at leaving Cecilia with a sitter for a few hours while Travis and I went out. We went on quite a few date nights this summer, but once Fall hit, our schedules got crazy, we all got sick or injured and cancelled date nights never got rescheduled. Even though date nights fell by the wayside towards the end of the year, both Travis and I realized how important they are to our relationship and how we need to make them a priority, so I call that a big success for 2016. Score: 6/10 – mostly because we only really started working on this goal towards the middle of the year and fell short with it towards the end.
Financial – My financial goal for this year was to help our family save as much money as possible and to start working a bit to make a little money, too. I did make tiny bit of money this year through this blog, so that was a huge plus and self-esteem booster. YAY for me! Saving money become ever more important once we bought our new place and I think we did a great job with pinching pennies when we needed to and saving money by doing things (like paint most of the house) on our own. Score: 7/10 – definitely room for improvement!
Home – We were certainly thrown a curveball last year when it came to our living situation, but we really have made the best of it. My goal was to keep up with house maintenance and cleaning and do some re-decorating. Those goals were for when we lived in our old apartment, but it carried over into our new place and we’ve little by little been making this place our own which was my overall goal for no matter where we lived. Score: 8/10 – moving threw this goal for a loop, but I did a good job adapting and keeping up.
What does your goals wrap-up look like? What were your biggest successes and where can you improve this year?
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