Another year has come and gone. It’s funny how that happens right? It feels like time moves so slow when you’re a teenager and speeds up when you’re an adult. 2017 was bizarre for me. I was the single income struggling to supporting myself, my husband, and our two destructive cats. I work part time but I have opportunities to pick up extra shifts throughout the week so I was constantly picking up hours. My shifts were often so opposite in start and end times that I never seemed to catch up or build a solid routine. Luckily I love my job, which makes a huge difference in my overall well being and motivation. I’m still reeling from constantly pushing myself to work so much, now that Mike is working it feels weird to take a step back.
My health took a hit last year. I had a cold almost every month. At one point I had to take three entire days off of work because I had never felt so awful in my life. I never get sick that many times in a year! I do now. I also learned that I have a cyst in my dominant wrist which started affecting my ability to work out and do light lifting at work (it’s really hard to do a lot of things when you can’t move your hand!), so I got that dealt with, but then I started getting debilitating headaches. I soon learned from the doctor are due to job stress.
I really caught the travel bug in 2017. I finally used my vacation time in October when I took off a whole month off at once. It was glorious being free of my professional responsibilities for several weeks in a row!
2017 wasn’t all bad. I maintained a 4-5 day a week workout schedule, tried some new recipes, made some new friends, and hit my first 1k follower milestone on my blog. In 2017 I (finally) got a new office chair, changed my hair, went to Peru, and then started planning the next years adventures. Not bad! Looking back I was curious to see how many of last years goals I met.
LAST YEARS GOALS – Blogging
Hit 800 Blog Followers Get a Dot Com Domain
- Get a Tripod & lighting equipment for taking photos
Network with other bloggers Plan my content a month in advance Review new subscription boxes
Maintain my 4-5 day a week schedule
- Try a
yoga class, spin class, and go rock climbing Complete the FB Sweat Fitness Blender Program Try two new recipes a month Cut sugar out of my coffee
- Stock my pantry with healthy food
Reading, Writing, & Music
- Complete my Goodreads 29 book challenge – 23/29 books completed
Start working on my fantasy novel again
- Play guitar once a week
Honestly I think I did a fair job on most of these goals. I made them with the mindset of knowing that I wouldn’t always stick to them but they were something to strive for. I was thrilled that I hit 1k on my blog before the year was up, and that I managed to keep my fitness routine going aside from when I was sick. I’m not too worried that I only read 23/29 books, I mostly read fantasy novels which tend to be longer in length than the average fiction novel. This year I need to make sure I try out some rock climbing!
Did you meet your 2017 goals?
Here’s to a fantastic 2018! On Wednesday I’ll be posting my 2018 blogging, makeup, and life goals so please make sure you are subscribed by entering your email on the side bar so you don’t miss it. Remember to like & follow on social media! ❤