Can you believe this crazy year is almost over? In some ways it felt like it flew by, and in other ways, it literally felt like the year would never end. Do you feel the same?!
Goodness. 2020 wasn’t very kind to us, but it could have definitely been so much worse, so as bad as it has been, I’m thankful for so many things! Our house got pretty banged up after two hurricanes, and we had to move into a townhouse rental while our repairs are being made. It totally stinks, but I am excited to see our house once it’s all fixed up. We’re finishing up the last projects we want to do there, so once we move back in, we’ll be project-free! How awesome is that?! I’ll share some updates about our house soon because I’m super excited about the changes that are coming. In the meantime, since it’s almost time to make some new resolutions for the new year, I thought I’d recap my goals for 2020 to see where they lined up.
My word of the year was GROW. While I didn’t grow in the ways I thought I would, I can honestly say that I did grow in many other ways. My business didn’t grow thanks to Covid-19, but I have personally grown in ways I didn’t think I needed to. Being a mama is so stinking hard, especially when you’re little one is different from your friend’s kids. It’s definitely been a learning curve and a big challenge mentally for me, but I have really grown as a person and as a mom, and I am proud of that. I hope my business bounces back soon, so it can grow as well!
- Goal 1: Be nice and forgive myself for my struggles these past two years. I feel like this one will always be something I will work on because like I said in the previous paragraph… being a mama is so stinking hard! I do think I have forgiven myself for my previous struggles in motherhood, but I do think it’ll always be something that is present in my life, but that’s not a bad thing. It just means I want to be the best mom I can be for Elliott.
- Goal 2: Read at least one book a month. I knocked this one out of the park! I read over 60 books, and I can’t wait to share all of my thoughts on them! There were some really, really good ones, so stay tuned for my monthly book reviews.
- Goal 3: Limit phone usage after 8:30pm. Ummm, I should just act like this one was never really a goal. Wow. I stunk it up on this one, but sometimes I just need to destress, look at pretty instagram photos, etc after Elliott’s bedtime. I do want to try to get better about this though, so I will be putting it on my 2021 resolutions list.
- Goal 4: Develop a skincare routine. I wrote in July that I already had a skincare routine, and I have still stuck with it. I primarily use Tula products, but I have branched out a little, and I am trying out some Revitalift as well as Dermologica. I’ll share a post soon on how I like the stuff and if I can see any differences with my face. I have become very paranoid or concerned lately about wrinkles! Now I understand why people get Botox. HA! I have so many “products” on my counter for my face it’s kind of hilarious and probably over the top, but I have got to prevent those wrinkles somehow.
- Goal 5: Complete Fitness Carli 8 week Challenge again. I didn’t complete the Fitness Carli challenge; however, I did complete two 8 week rounds of a lifting program, so I will call this one a success! I do hope to do the Fitness Carli challenge in 2021 because it really does work.
- Goal 6: Get Notable Affairs back to where it was before baby! Obviously this did not happen, but it was totally out of my control due to the pandemic. I hope 2021 goes much better for Covid and I can reopen my business.
- Goal 7: Get cooking! Well, I did it, but in a different way than I imagined. I joined the Fresh Fuel program earlier in the year and cooked several new meals, plus now I am doing MacroFIT bootcamp, which means at least 2 new meals a week that I’ve been cooking. I still don’t love to cook and would much prefer baking instead, but I am doing it! I’ve got to feed my family and also get healthy, so I’ll be continuing to cook whether I like it or not. Maybe I’ll learn to love it eventually?
- Goal 8: No spending January… or JaNOary. Jacob and I both did great with no spending (except necessities) in January, and we are planning to do it again this coming January. It’s not easy, but it’s a great way to reign in the spending especially after Christmas!
How did you do with your goals in 2020? Despite the wild ride this year, I’m pretty proud of how well I did on my goals. I can’t wait to see what 2021 brings and what I can truly crush in the year ahead!