2020: Fourth Quarter Goals Recap

Happy New Year, friends! I’m sure that we are all hoping that 2021 treats us better than 2020.

It’s time for me to wrap up my 2020 quarterly goals! I loved doing quarterly goals again this year and look forward to setting new ones in January. Setting these shorter term goals helps me stay motivated and get things done! My 2020 goals looked much different than I originally anticipated but I’m still happy with the progress I was able to make.

Here’s a quick look back at Q4.

  1. Be intentional about spending time with family. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years it was important to find ways to spend time with family while social distancing. My sister and her husband were able to come home for Christmas which was amazing and we had a bonfire to celebrate Christmas with my mom’s family.
  2. Create a new holiday tradition with Brett. This was our 10th Christmas together and we decided to open presents with just each other this year. Usually we open presents at my parent’s house Christmas morning or with Brett’s family later that afternoon. This year we opened presents Christmas night with just the two of us and it felt really special.
  3. Schedule my remaining annual and semi-annual health appointments. I wasn’t able to get into the dentist but I went to the Neurologist, eye doctor, and my PCP. I’ll go to the dentist in Q1 of 2021 and have some other appointments scheduled which is always fun.
  4. Save 50% of my holiday bonus for 2021 house projects. I am so grateful that my company was able to pay a bonus this year after all of the uncertainty of 2020. We put aside 50% of my bonus already to use for house projects and I’m really excited! I also made sure to make an additional 401k contribution which is something that I try to do every year.
  5. Stick to my current health/wellness routine. I did pretty good with meal prepping and drinking water. I spent less time outside as it got colder and work got busier. I did get an elliptical so I was able to do some at home workouts.

2020 wasn’t what I was expecting or hoping for but I learned a lot and was really able to grow.

Here’s a look back at my 2020 goals: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

Were you able to complete any of your 2020 goals/resolutions? Are you setting any for 2021?

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Adventure Down Candy Cane Lane

Hello again! Long time, no blog.

Well, it’s official….the fall semester is finally over! I got my grades back and guess what? I made the Dean’s List! Woohoo!!! This semester definitely kicked my butt and I am so happy that it’s over and I passed!

I’ve been trying to spend a lot of time with my family and friends before I leave for London in just over a month.  One of the people who it’s going to be hardest to leave is my boyfriend, Brett. He is so encouraging and supportive of my decision to study abroad and is the person I talk to most. I can’t imagine not seeing him for four months….

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With that said, Brett and I have been spending a ton of time together because we will miss each other so much. One of the fun winter activities we did together was to volunteer to usher at a local theatre. We ushered the show Shrek which I loved! It was such a fun show!!

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After the show, we walked across the street to the downtown park. Every year the city sets up “Candy Cane Lane” which includes candy cane walkways and a ton of lights! It was a great way to end an amazing night!!

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Dean’s List and More

On Saturday my mom graduated with her master’s degree in Public Administration! She has been working on it for five and a half years. On top of going to school my mom also works full time and has two kids and a husband to take care of. My mom never missed a school conference, a flute recital, or a band concert. She was always able to do it all and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful mom!

Graduation was really long but it was fun seeing my mom walk across stage and get her diploma! Afterwards my family went to take pictures with President Dunn and then went to dinner at a fancy restaurant. I had a great day celebrating my mom and all of her accomplishments!

In other news, today I found out that I made the Dean’s List for this semester! This means that I received a 3.5 or higher GPA! I am so excited that all of my hard work paid off! The rest of the day I watched a little Netflix, did some laundry, and went Christmas shopping with my mom.

I am ending my night watching a Mickey Christmas movie and drinking an egg nog shake! Happy Holidays everyone! 

Home for the Holidays

Today was my last day of exams! I studied my butt off and did the best that I could do so I hope that it all works out! But enough of school, I am home now and it’s time to party! And by party I mean work a million hours and hang out with my family.

Today’s activities included taking my microeconomics final, packing up and cleaning my dorm room, and making the short journey home to my parent’s house. I am so excited to be home for a relaxing break! Tomorrow morning we have a manager’s meeting at work and then I am doing some Christmas shopping with my sister before we both have to work at 5!

On Saturday my mom is graduating with her master’s degree! She has been working on it for five and a half years and I am so proud of her for completing her degree! My mom’s best friend is coming up from Ohio for the ceremony as well. I can’t wait to celebrate all that my mom has accomplished! I am so lucky to be her daughter.

For now, I am relaxing by the fire with a mug of hot coco from our new keruig! I am also catching up on the latest episode of Bones! 😉

I hope you all have a great start to your holiday break as well!