This post contains affiliate links. Here are my goals for 2023: weeks 20 of 52.
My kids are older now, so I have a bit more time to devote to personal development. So, these are the items I’d like to accomplish this year:
Write in my journal for 150 days
6.6% accomplished. Nothing this week; I’m up to ten times for the year. If I want to accomplish this goal, I am going to have to start writing every other day!
Crochet an afghan for our bed
No progress this week.
Try 52 new recipes
28.8% accomplished. No new recipes this week. (I’ve tried 15 new recipes this year.)
These are all the new recipes I tried this year:
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal, (a hit with the whole family)
Slow Cooker Broccoli, Cheddar, and Potato Soup (left out the canned soup & used almond milk and Daiya cheese)
Chicken Sausage, Pepper & Cauliflower Rice Skillet, (the family LOVED this one)
Read 30 books
46.7% accomplished. I didn’t finish any books this week. You can read what I have in store for my reading challenge in 2023 in this blog post.
I have read 14 books in 2023:
The Final Life of Nathaniel Moon (review coming soon!)
Volunteer 100 or more hours
25% accomplished. No volunteering this week. We’ve volunteered 25 hours this year.
Spend an average of two hours a week on researching my genealogy through June (52 hours total)
11% accomplished. I did not do this this week; I need to find time soon because my subscription ends in June! I am at 5.75 hours for the year.
Since a few months into the pandemic, I’ve focused on getting healthier. This year, I plan to complete the weight-loss component of that journey.
Follow Weight Watchers or Healthi to help me lose the last 40 to 45 pounds I need to lose
Finally back on track! I’m hoping to have a what I eat in a day post next week or the week after.
Exercise an average of 18000 minutes (300 hours) this year
13.9% accomplished. I exercised 201 minutes this week. I have exercised a grand total of 2513 minutes this year so far.
Bookworm is in college in Michigan and the girls are getting older, so my husband and I want to prioritize family time before we’re empty nesters.
Visit 26 attractions
38.4% accomplished. This week we went to the Buffalo Naval and Military Park . Here are the trips we’ve taken so far:
Trip to Rochester.
Spend 60,000 minutes (1000 hours) outdoors with the kids
5.1% accomplished. I spent 670 minutes outdoors this week. So, I’ve spent 3097 minutes outdoors this year. **I should point out that the girls are spending much more time outdoors than I am, so they’re doing better on this goal than me.
I really don’t know if we’ll accomplish 1000 hours, but this goal is one that even if we fail, we win. Because we have this goal, we’re consciously spending more time outdoors.
I have felt unorganized since June when we started prepping for our move. I really dislike feeling so scattered, so I’m planning to change that this year.
Stay ahead in my writing.
For my blog, have at least 5 posts written in advance at any point in time. For my paid writing, I’d like to be 5 posts ahead.
Still working on getting ahead. Currently, I am 3 posts ahead on my paid writing, and I have 0 post written in advance for my blog.
Have at least 12 freezer meals available in the freezer at any point in time.
This week I used one Paleo Stuffed Peppers. Right now, I have the following 11 meals in the freezer:
Paleo Chili (1 meal)
Bean & Ham Soup (1 meal)
Sloppy Joes (1 meals)
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken (1 meals)
Slow Cooker Fajitas (2 meals)
Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Soup (1 meal)
Chili (1 meal)
Beefy Kale Tomato Soup. (1 meals)
Ground Chicken & Hashbrown Patties (1 meal)
Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Soup (1 meal)
Spend an average of three hours a week on administrative homeschool tasks (156 hours for the year)
24.68% accompished. I didn’t spend any time on homeschool activities this week. So far, I’ve spent 38.5 hours this year on administrative homeschool tasks.
Get rid of 40 bags of clutter
20% complete. No decluttering this week. Last week I packed up everything I had to donate and took it to Goodwill. I had a table, three bags, two boxes, and two small cases, so I’ll count that as eight bags of clutter.
That’s it. These are my ambitious goals for 2023. I’ll update them weekly as I have for the last several years.
What goals have you set for the new year?