A Thanksgiving Recap and 2020 Goal Setting

December 3, 2019

Does anyone else always feel a little out of whack after a holiday week?! It tends to throw off my schedule and I sometimes wake up forgetting what day it is – tell me I’m not the only one!

We took 4 days off (in a row!) to celebrate Thanksgiving with family, and it felt amazing.  Adam and I left our computers, emails, and to-do lists at home and hit the road to spend a few days with my family. Our families live hours apart, so we decided long ago instead of trying to cram in two Thanksgivings with both sides of our families every year (and not really spending quality time with either of them) that we would switch off and do every other year. This year was with my family, next year will be Adam’s. It just works for us!

Part of why this holiday is so amazing is seeing everyone take a breath and reflect on the things that truly matter. It’s easy for a year to fly by and forget the great things that happened. Or maybe not so great, but we grew from them anyway.

Before Thanksgiving I started on my goals for 2020. Every year, I take time to really think about the things I want to accomplish in the next year. I’m a goal-oriented and results-driven person, so this process really fuels my fire and sets me up for success.

New this year to my process is my Cultivate What Matters goal planner. I am a HUGE fan of Cultivate What Matters and have been telling everyone about it because I love what it represents. It has been critical in helping me develop 2020 goals that are not only achievable, but ones that MATTER. Ones that will actually help me get to where I want to go, and who I want to be.

To tie this all together, today’s blog post will be two-fold: combining the things I’m already grateful for with some of the goals I’ve set for myself for next year.

I’m grateful for:

  1. A strong, thriving marriage and a life spent with someone that I love so much
  2. My physical and mental health and the ability to be active
  3. A supporting, caring, and growing family
  4. The freedom to spend my days building a business I’m so passionate about
  5. Slow mornings spent on personal growth
  6. Positive influences that encourage me to do and be better
  7. An education that continues to provide guidance in my life, both personally and professionally
  8. The financial stability to make choices that will promote future success.
  9. The confidence to choose the priorities in my life and stick to them

Plus, many more.  Too many to list.

A few intentional goals for 2020 that will help me continue to cultivate things that matter:

  1. Use my mornings for personal growth and the things I enjoy before I start work
  2. Spend quality time with Adam without any work distractions every single week
  3. Pay off remaining student loans and become officially debt-free
  4. Go to the gym to work out at least two times per week
  5. See my family and capture moments with them at least two times per month
  6. Avoid frivolous spending and anything that distracts me from my financial goals
  7. Take one day per month to completely relax, destress, and avoid overwhelm
  8. Accomplish the things I am capable of professionally and let go of everything else

I highly encourage everyone to take the time to think about the things that truly matter to you, think about your priorities and what you want your life to look like in 50 years, and write down goals that will help you get there! This process has been an amazing way to reflect on what my life currently looks like, and where I want it to go.

I’m so grateful and thankful for everything I have, and excited to put my 2020 goals into practice!


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