Off Topic Thursday: 2019 Goals

31 Jan

I usually address my reading goals in my monthly recap posts but I wanted to dedicate this Off Topic Thursday so some non-blog related goals I’m working toward. I’ll revisit these briefly at the end of each monthly post as well.

  1. Finish a 70.3 Half Ironman. This has been a goal for a long time and I decided that 2019 will be the year. I’m signed up for a race at the end of July and I’m excited to finally do it! I start my training plan next week so I’ll be a bit tired for the next six months.
  2. Attend six weddings. That’s how many we’re invited to this year and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure I go to all six of them! I’ve never missed a wedding before and I absolutely love them. We’ll see if I can keep it up.
  3. Finish a weather blanket. I’ve done these the last two years and I’ve loved the project. I’m going to do one in green/white this year. I’ve bought most of the yarn but I have yet to start knitting.
  4. Write. I had the initial idea of writing one day a week, but I’m not sure how feasible that will be. I think twice a month is good to start. I’ll set aside one weeknight each week but if it doesn’t happen, I won’t hold myself to it too strongly as long as I get to it a few times a month. I know this is a small change, but it’s a big difference from where I’ve been the past two years.
  5. See friends more. Now that I’m done with graduate school, I need to make an effort to see my friends more. I’ve started making plans more often, even if those plans are of the ‘Netflix and Chill’ variety. It seems ‘craft night’ is a big hit with most of us.

So here’s where I start and where I hope to go. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and we’ll hope to see this happen! I think it’s feasible, it’s just a matter of watching less TV and planning my days a bit more. I’ve got this.

Until next time, write on.

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13 Responses to “Off Topic Thursday: 2019 Goals”

  1. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog January 31, 2019 at 10:52 AM #

    Great goals!

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  2. brmaycock January 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM #

    They really are lovely goals!

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    • Sam January 31, 2019 at 2:25 PM #

      Thank you! I hope I can live up to them. Happy reading!

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  3. thechroniclesofabookworm January 31, 2019 at 5:13 PM #

    Great goals 👍🏼

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  4. Rae Longest January 31, 2019 at 9:22 PM #

    Great goals! Mine include some things that are on my bucket list, the biggest being a girlfriends’ four day trip to New York City. If I don’t do it this year, I’ll never get to do it. Since no one I know is arranging a trip, and I have a friend starting out as a travel planner as her second career, it’s up to me!

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    • Sam February 1, 2019 at 4:48 AM #

      That sounds really fun. I’m sure you’ll have a blast! I hope to have travel on here again soon. I love to see new places.

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  5. TheCaffeinatedReader February 1, 2019 at 5:46 AM #

    Love your goals about omg six weddings *sobs* too much lol

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  6. MrsDMVH February 1, 2019 at 9:16 PM #

    Best of luck on your goals and keep us updated!!!

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    • Sam February 1, 2019 at 9:29 PM #

      For sure! I’ll update at the end of each month with my reading wrap ups.

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