This post contains affiliate links. It was another busy week of training meetings for my new job. I’m sure in a few weeks I’ll settle into a new normal routine, but for now, life is hectic. Here are my goals for 2023: week 7 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
5.3% accomplished. No journal writing this week; I’m up to eight times for the year.
Crochet an afghan for our bed
No progress this week.
Try 52 new recipes
11.5% accomplished. This week I tried Ham, Broccoli & Cheddar Frittata, and really liked it.
These are all the new recipes I tried this year:
Ham, Broccoli & Cheddar Frittata,
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)
Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Soup,
Read 30 books
20% accomplished. I read and finished Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. You can read what I have in store for my reading challenge in 2023 in this blog post.
I have read six books in 2023:
Gwendy’s Button Box (review coming soon!)
Mildred Cable (review coming soon!)
Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School
Volunteer 100 or more hours
9.5% accomplished. We volunteered for 3 hours and 45 minutes this week, bringing our total to 9.5 hours this year.
Spend an average of two hours a week on researching my genealogy through June (52 hours total)
4.8% accomplished. No reseearch this week, and 2.5 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
Not going to lie. On the struggle bus with this one.
Exercise an average of 18000 minutes (300 hours) this year
3.89% accomplished. I exercised 85 minutes this week. I have exercised a grand total of 701 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
7.9% accomplished. No trips this week. Here are the trips we’ve taken so far:
Rochester Museum & Science Center (review coming soon)
Trip to Rochester.
Spend 60,000 minutes (1000 hours) outdoors with the kids
1.1% accomplished. We spent 85 minutes outside this week. So, we’ve spent 664 minutes outdoors this year.
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 a week ahead.
Currently, I’m 1/2 of a week ahead on my paid writing, and I have 1 post written in advance for my blog.
Have at least 12 freezer meals available in the freezer at any point in time.
I had a freezer cooking session the weekend before last that I’ll share with you this upcoming Wednesday. I’ll wait until next week to update this section, but yes, I have more than 12 meals in the freezer now. I have the following meals:
Chili (2 meals)
Beefy Kale Tomato Soup. (4 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)
10% accompished. I spent 2 hour on homeschool activities this week, mainly grading and deciding on next year’s curriculum with the girls. So far, I’ve spent 15.75 hours this year on administrative homeschool tasks.
Get rid of 40 bags of clutter
10% complete. Nothing new this week. We currently have three bags of clutter and one small table to donate.
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?
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