This post contains affiliate links. We knew when we made our cross-country move that life would likely be crazy until November.  That’s because we’d need to unpack, paint, and get settled with finding a new family physician, vet, mechanic, etc.  We’ve also found several things that need to be done on the house such as replacing a window frame that has mold and a small hole in the wood so air comes directly through and landscaping that is overgrowing onto our roof, blocking our fireplace vent, and hugging our siding.  Calling companies to get quotes and then having them come out takes time.  A lot of time.  As my husband said last night, “Knowing things will be chaotic for a few months and actually living through that chaos are two different things.”  But, it’s all good.  The job my husband moved for will be good for him and us, and we’re loving the cooler temperatures and the four seasons we’ll get to experience again.

Here are my 2022 goals part 2: week 6 of 24.

My Goals for 2022
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My Goals for 2022 Part 2

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

These new home improvement goals are based on our new house.

  1. Paint the front family roomThis is done, but I can’t show you pictures until next week because we still have a few boxes to unpack.
  2. Paint the downstairs hallway.
    Hallway BEFORE

    Hallway AFTER
  3. Paint two of the upstairs bedrooms.
  4. Replace the kitchen sink.
  5. Buy lawncare and snow removal equipment.  (Since our home in Arizona has a yard made of rocks, we don’t have any lawn care or snow removal equipment.)
  6. Move or trim some of the trees and landscaping close to the house to let in more natural light.
  7. Replace one of the bedroom windows

HEALTH

Walk 175 Miles This Year

The treadmill is not set up yet, but we met with some people here and took a 3 mile hike for about 65 minutes.  Hopefully, next week I’ll be walking on the treadmill again.

This goal is 65.6% complete.  For the year, I’ve walked 117.9 miles on the treadmill, for for 2213 minutes.

Start Weight Watchers Again

I’ve maintained my 60+ pound weight loss from the pandemic, but I haven’t lost anymore.  I can’t even give you an exact number because the scale is packed away.  Once we’re settled, probably in late August or early September, I plan to restart my Weight Watchers journey.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Read 40 Books

This goal is 75% complete.  I finished listening to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Wow.  I think this is my favorite book so far this year.  I have finished 30 books in 2022:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (review coming soon)

Tasting the Sky (review coming soon)

Cloud Cuckoo Land (review coming soon)

The Last Bookshop in London

The Unusual Life of Thomas Weaver

Know My Name

William Booth 

For Those Who Are Lost

The Physicists’ Daughter

All the Bright Places

Hiding in the Spotlight 

Find Us

Lillies of the Field 

Rock Paper Scissors 

David Bussau 

A Night Divided 

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 several books.  (Check out my reading challenge to see what I plan to read this year.)

Write in My Journal 30 Times This Year

This goal is 60% complete.  I have written in my journal 18 times this year.

Make a Recipe Binder

Not yet.  Next week, I’ll do this. . .maybe

TRAVEL

Take Eight Local Trips

No time for trips or adventures so far.  We’ve been too busy painting and getting estimates.

This goal is 37.5% complete.

In Arizona

Trip #1: We took our first trip to a local pop-up history event set in the 1880s.  We saw a blacksmith working and listened to a band play old time music from the 1880s.  It was a small event but fun.

Trip #2: We went to the Japanese Children’s Day Festival!

In Michigan

Trip #3:  We stopped by Michigan to visit my mom before we make our way to New York.  We decided to visit Adams Blueberry Farm to pick some organic blueberries.  My kids haven’t done this for 8 years, since we moved to Arizona.  My husband and I both commented how nice it is to be back in a place where we can do activities like this.

In New York

I’ve increased this goal from four local trips to eight because everything in New York will be new to us.  Plus, we want to get out and enjoy our area before the snow comes!

HOMESCHOOL

Learn How to Homeschool in New York:

Arizona is a low-regulation state.  I had to fill out a form stating we were homeschooling when we moved here, and that was it.  New York, on the other hand, is one of the most highly-regulated states to homeschool in, so the learning curve is steep.

    1. Watch info videos on how to homeschool in New York.  I did this and already submitted my Letter of Intent to Homeschool.
    2. Make an education plan for this year for each of the girls.  Working on it!
    3. Contact the local district and fill out the appropriate paperwork
    4. Find homeschool groups to join.

GOALS I ACHIEVED IN 2022

These are the goals I’ve achieved so far in 2022:

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Our realtor hooked us up with her contract.  He and his team were able to finish our master bathroom for much less than the tile company we hired last December to remodel the master shower.

My Goals for 2022
Our master bathroom BEFORE

 

  1. Replace the sliding glass door handle DONE!
  2. Finish our master bathroom (We had a new shower tile installed, but we still have improvements to make.)
    *Replace the master bathroom towel holders (new addition)
    *Paint the master bathroom ceiling (new addition)
    *Paint the master bathroom (new addition)
    *Paint the master bathroom trim (new addition)

Travel to Michigan

We went to Michigan!!  We’ve actually gone to Michigan three times this year because of all the back-and-forth driving we’ve done between Arizona and New York.  This goal has been accomplished many times over.

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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