This post contains affiliate links. This week I had difficulty focusing. There are some things happening here that have the potential to disrupt our lives temporarily–in a good way.  If it works out, I’ll let you know.  But meanwhile, because I don’t know how things will ultimately work out, I’ve been distracted and had trouble sleeping.  (Each day this week, I woke up by 4 a.m. and only had 6 hours of sleep a night.  I don’t do well with uncertainty!) Here’s my goals update for 2022: week 14 of 52.

My Goals for 2022
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My Goals for 2022


Stay Ahead in My Work

Not now.  Not yet.  I’m going to work on catching up in April.  That will afford me a little wiggle room if we travel in the summer.


On track.  I am now a week ahead in my blog.  However, like my freelance work, I’d like to be two weeks ahead.  The following goals will help with that:

Keep an Editorial Calendar

Not yet.

Take Classes on SEO and Pinterest

Not yet.

Update 52 Blog Posts

This goal is 9.6% complete.  Not this week.

These are the posts I updated previously:

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah,

Getting Organized: Meal Planning and Cooking,

Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy by Becky Baudouin

11/22/63 by Stephen King Book Review

MyFreezEasy Review

Eliminate Broken Links

Not yet.  I have 1,600 broken links on my blog!  I started to tackle this, but then I realized it would be better to work on eliminating old pages that no longer have worth.  Doing that will take care of a lot of the broken links, but I need to learn how to do it properly so people don’t get an error page.  (I really should be better at behind the scenes work as a blogger, but I really just like to write!!)

Get My Two Blog Email Accounts Down to Zero

My Goals for 2022

This goal is 9.4% complete.

At the start of the year, my main work email had 112,413 messages; it now has 107,344.  The other had 8,291; it currently has 5,917.  I think while I was gone, the emails crept up again, but I’m not counting now.  I’ll just work on getting them down this upcoming week.


We did so many home improvements in 2021 that most of 2022 will be spent replenishing our home improvment fund.  However, there are some small improvements that we’d like to get done.

My Goals for 2022

  1. Put handles on the kitchen and bathroom cabinets,
  2. Replace the sliding glass door handle DONE!
  3. Finish our master bathroom (We had a new shower tile installed, but now we need to do something with our vanity, paint the walls where we had the large mirror removed, and add smaller mirrors.)
  4. Replace the underlay on our roof.  (This will either be done in 2022 or early in 2023, depending on life circumstances.)


Walk 400 Miles This Year

This goal is 21.2% complete.  Oof!  This was one area of my life that was pummeled by my lack of sleep!  Plus, I think I overdid it the past two weeks, and now my knee is bothering me.  Hopefully this easy week will help the knee pain.  I walked 3.4 miles this week for 63 minutes on the treadmill.

For the year, I’ve walked 84.9 miles for 1569 minutes.  (We’re 26.5% done with the year as of 4/7 when I’m writing this, but I have only completed 21.2% of this walking goal.  I still have some catching up to do.)

Make a Recipe Binder

Not yet.  I’m still looking for the recipe binder!

Have One Health Challenge a Month

This goal is 8% complete

Follow the low fodmap diet at least until April 26th when I have my next doctor’s appointment.

CompleteFollow the low fodmap diet for the entire month, starting on March 7th.

I accomplished this.  I will likely stay on through most of April, too.  Then I hope to reintroduce all of the high fodmap food I love like apples and pears.

Not accomplished.  My goal for February is to do 10 sit ups, 5 push ups and 25 squats for 14 days this month.

Complete–walk a 5K on the treadmill!

I had never walked more than 2.5 miles since last year when I started walking, so this was a stretch for me.  However, I did it and couldn’t be happier about it.  Unfortunately, it did kick my butt and resulted in a lower number of miles walked this week than the last few, so I won’t be walking a 5K again for awhile.


Take One Day a Week Completely Off Work

This goal is just not going to happen in this busy season of our lives.  Instead, I replaced this goal:

Make 80+ Freezer Meals So I Don’t Have to Cook During the 100+ Degree Summer Days

I wrote a post about my goal to make 80+ freezer meals by this summer.

I put two servings of Mexican Rice in the freezer this week.  That’s not a meal but rather a side, so I’m not including it in this week’s count.  Unfortunately, we’re regularly having 90 to 95 degree days, so I think my window on stocking the freezer is almost closed.  I am at 32 meals, and this goal 40% complete:

These are the meals I made this week: None

Spend No More Than 45 Minutes on Social Media a Day

My Goals for 2022
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This goal is 19.2% complete.  I was successful this week, but I also want to work on spending less time on the computer in general.


Finish The Bible in a Year

This goal is 10.4% completed.  I didn’t listen to any episodes this week.  (I started the year on episode 183.)

Read 52 Books

This goal is 36.5% complete.  I finished two books this week: Rock Paper Scissors and Lillies of the Field. I have finished 19 books so far this year:

Lillies of the Field (review coming soon)

Rock Paper Scissors (review coming soon)

Hiding in the Spotlight (review coming soon)

A Night Divided (review coming soon)

David Bussau (review coming soon)

Bright Lights, Prairie Dust 

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality 

I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen–My Journey Home 

Brother Andrew 

Surviving the Forest

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Die with Zero

The Unanswered Letter

The Fault in Our Stars

Going Solo

Ida Scudder

The Night She Disappeared,

The Push,

Wuthering Heights

I’m currently reading/listening to four books.  (Check out my reading challenge to see what I plan to read this year.)

Write in My Journal 100 Times This Year

This goal is 12% complete.  I wrote in my journal four times this week.  (You can see what I do enjoy doing when I’m stressed!)


Take Four Local Trips

No trips this week.

Travel to Michigan

Not yet, but we’re hoping to go maybe in the spring?

Travel to Japan

My Goals for 2022
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I’m putting this goal here because we were planning to go to Japan in February, 2020.  Covid had already hit Japan by then, so my husband’s mom asked us to cancel the trip. Little did we know how much our world would change in March, 2021.  We’d love to go to Japan in 2022, but that will depend on how the pandemic goes.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, my goals for 2022!  I’d love to hear how your goals are progressing in the new year.

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