Hey. Sorry to leave you hanging, y'all. I did mean to post a final update on my 2018 goals before the end of the year, but then life happened. I started to feel overwhelmed in mid-December and decided to cease with the goals to make life feel more manageable. So that's the first lesson. These goals were for me, and when they were making life more stressful, it was ok for me to
abandon postpone them. The only person I needed to impress was me, and I am super impressed with my ability to let those expectations go and be ok with it.
So...I did not finish that final 2018 goal. Even though I gave myself permission to call it done on December 21 regardless of how much I actually got done. I got the list done, and I did begin gathering information, but I got caught up in format. All along I was thinking that this would be an actual physical binder, mostly because I prefer reading on paper, but also because it seems like a pain to have to turn on a device in order to make changes. But when I got right down to it, I realized it made much more sense to make this thing digital. And then I was stuck on whether I wanted it to be digital on my hard drive or a jump drive, or digital ...out there... in the ether. I prefer ...out there... but wonder about security. So that goal's been deferred for now.
But y'all! I am so impressed that I completed 17 other goals. That is definitely something to be proud of. And I am so thankful that I made the list in the first place. Some of the goals were things that I had wanted to accomplish for years. Years, y'all. And the list finally provided the little bit of inspiration that I needed to get those things done.
You may be wondering if I'm going to be setting any goals for 2019. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, here's a look back at some of the things I accomplished in 2018.
|1. Make Oyster Shell & Grit Dispensers|
|2. Plant a Garden with tomatoes and jalapenos|
|3. Can Jalapenos|
5. Go on a date with each of my boys
6. Send friend mail 8 times
|7. Begin Using To-Do notebook|
8. Purge file cabinet and create paper organization system
9. Create a household binder/legacy box
10. Delete saved electronic mystery shop screen shots and receipts
|11. Buy Desk Task Light|
12. Buy phone charging cords for each of our vehicles
|13. Make a Chicken Sign|
14. Take a Class through a craft store
|15. Finish Valences|
|16. Crochet a Messy Bun Hat|
|17. Get the kids' pictures taken|
|18. Send Christmas Cards|