2019: Fourth Quarter Goals Recap

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It’s still so hard to believe that 2019 is over. 2019 was the first full year that I created and recapped quarterly goals even though I started doing them in 2018. I’m really proud to have a full year of  quarterly goals and to be able to track how I did with them.

Setting quarterly goals is something that I really love to do! I find myself reflecting on the list and actually checking items off. I set quarterly goals now instead of creating the typical “New Years Resolutions”.

Here’s a quick recap of my fourth quarter goals to see how I did.

  1. Treat myself for my golden birthday. I love celebrating my birthday and I was planning on buying myself a new laptop for a gift. However, I also like to save money so we pay our car insurance semi-annually and it was due at the same time as my birthday. So I guess I bought myself 6 months of car insurance as a birthday gift! It’s hard being an adult!
  2. Try not to over-indulge during the holiday season. I’m pretty proud of how I handled food and the holidays this year. I was able to enjoy myself but I never felt out of control. I started Keto again on January 2nd so I feel back in control and SO much better.
  3. Buy new pajamas. I really want to pair down the items that I own so I didn’t go crazy with pajamas. I bought a couple of comfy jogger style pants and some crew necks that can double as both pajamas and lounge-ware. I went through my pajama collection and got rid of most of it and am feeling really good.
  4. Fight my migraines once and for all. Sometimes I’m not even sure why I bother with setting goals about my migraines. Fourth quarter was tough with the changing weather, food, and typical year-end stress. I felt really good after my Neurologist upped my medication dose but I had some really tough migraine days. I see my Neurologist later today so I’m hoping he can up the dose one more time which could help now that I’m back doing Keto.
  5. Schedule some days off! I’m super proud to say that I was able to use a couple of my leftover vacation days to go visit my sister in New Hampshire and to have a day off completely to myself where I watched Atypical on Netflix, wrapped Christmas presents, and just relaxed. I could use another day off again soon!
  6. Be more productive during the week. Done! I’ve been super productive both during the weeks and the weekends. I’m feeling motivated to clean, organize, meal plan, and meal prep. I hope that the motivation continues for the rest of 2020 too!

How did your 2019 goals go? Were you able to cross everything off of your list?

2019 Quarterly Goals: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

2018 Quarterly Goals: Q1, Q2, Q4

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I’m Back!

Sorry I haven’t written for so long! I will use the typical blogger excuse and blame my crazy schedule for my absence! 😉

While I was taking a break from blogging I enjoyed holiday gatherings with my family, countless hours at work, and overeating yummy food. My winter break was just what I needed to relax and prepare for another busy semester of college. I also enjoyed having two snow days during the first week of class! Snow days are one of the many reasons why I love Michigan and one of the only reasons why I tolerate winter.

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At the Civic where Brett was a pirate in Peter Pan.

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My cat, Lucy, under the Christmas tree.

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Brett and I in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve. P.S. my Grandpa made all of the Santas on our mantle!

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I took my God-brother and sister, Jordan and Riley, to the arcade for some post-Christmas fun!

Classes started two weeks ago so I am back in my dorm. It took a long time for the heat to turn back on after break so the first few nights here I froze to death. But now I am settled back in to college life and starting to get used to my super heavy work load. This semester I am taking Business Statistics, Macro Economics, Business Driven Info Tech, Accounting Two, and Geology of National Parks and Monuments. This is also my very last semester as a Pre-Business Student! After this semester I will officially be accepted into the College of Business where I can pursue my major, Electronic Business Marketing. I will be done with my General Business minor after this semester too!! I am super excited to see where my future takes me!

Well, that’s all for now! I promise that I will be back soon with more updates!

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!