This post contains affiliate links. My husband went to Japan to see his family the last 10 days, which is why things were a bit quiet on the blog. My husband does a lot around the house and cooks, so without him, I had many more chores to do. But, he’s home now, so hopefully I can get caught up on my work and the blog! Here are my goals for 2023: weeks 22 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 better get going, or I won’t accomplish this goal.
Crochet an afghan for our bed
No progress this week.
Try 52 new recipes
These are all the new recipes I tried this year:
Herb Rubbed Pork Sirloin Roast, (loved this!)
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, but I’m so close to finishing an audio. Next week, when I start walking for exercise again, I should be able to complete it. 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
Um, I think I may give up on Weight Watchers and Healthi. There’s something new I’m trying that I really like. If it keeps working for me, I’ll share in a few weeks.
Exercise an average of 18000 minutes (300 hours) this year
16.8% accomplished. I exercised 150 minutes this week. I have exercised a grand total of 3037 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
42% accomplished. We have visited 11 attraction so far. This week we went to the Ganondagan State Historic site. Here are the trips we’ve taken so far:
Trip to Rochester.
Spend 60,000 minutes (1000 hours) outdoors with the kids
6.9% accomplished. I spent 525 minutes outdoors this week. So, I’ve spent 4141 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.
So behind! Currently, I am 1 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.
Right now, I have the following 10 meals in the freezer:
Paleo Chili (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. So far, I have gotten rid of 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?