How did 2018 go? Let’s take a look:
Health: I made a ton of progress this year; learned how to do some cooking, read a few health books that changed the way I think about food and significantly reduced my sugar intake, adding fiber to my diet in the process. I also started running regularly, even signed up for a crazy run coming up early in 2019!
End of Year Review: B+
Professional: By far my best year ever! I delivered all my projects on time and budget and went above and beyond the call of duty. I am expecting a promotion soon out of that work. Blog goal? total fail. My computer died towards the end of the year and work was very hectic. I am ok with that being the part that fell off.
End of Year Review: Blog D, work A.
Relationships: Limited the number of people I focus on giving my attention to, but when I do I am doing better. And, we rescued a second dog! He is fantastic and completes our home.
End of Year Review: B.
Financial: We missed most of our goals, but we diversified, bought a lot for our future retirement home and killed our debt goal.
End of Year Review: B-
utting money away specifically for our used electric car fund for replacing our old second car. Update: Our old car died end of November 2017, before we even got to 2018 goals, so we bought a car. I guess we can cross this off the list!
End of Year Review: Achieved!
Experiences: It was a great year for our bucket list.
End of Year Review: B+, see below!
- At least 5 bucket / travel list items:
Bali (with husband) Canyoning, private dinner at own villa & volcano hike (with husband)
- Colonial Williamsburg (with kids)
- Snow Tubing, ice skating,
sleeping on a dome, theater play (with kids) Rescue a non puppy dog
- At least 3 personal challenges:
No buying clothes or ‘stuff’ for a year for me except personal hygiene and food items. Experiences and travel are allowed and encouraged. Vegetarian for a month. Reduce closet by 10 items by EOY (without replacing).
- Rental of convertible (the one thing I failed to complete in 2017!)
- Five zero waste changes:
- In 2018 we have to find 5 small changes towards a less wasteful way of living. (mmm…I think we only got 2 changes but hey, we will build a net zero home for retirement, does it count?!).
I loved 2018, I grew a lot as a human and got back on track with some healthy habits. While the financials were not the strongest, work, mental health, experiences and family were very solid. Overall an A- year!