This post contains affiliate links. My husband and I sat down last week to make a new schedule to make time for his graduate school courses.  This new plan has us getting up at 5 a.m. (instead of our usual 5:30 a.m.) and relaxing together at 8 instead of 7:30 to watch the news, talk, and watch a bit of a show together.  This was the first week, and the transition has been a bit rough.  Hopefully, next week will be smoother.  Here’s my goals for 2022: week 12 of 52.

My Goals for 2022
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My Goals for 2022


Stay Ahead in My Work

Not now.  Last weekend, I had six assignments I needed to write, and my husband was gone for most of Saturday for a community event at his work.  I really would have appreciated being ahead on my work, but that hasn’t happened since before our vacation in February.  But this weekend I have a lighter workload and my husband will be home all weekend to watch the kids, so hopefully I’ll make some progress on this goal again.


On track.  I am now a half 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 7.7% complete.  I didn’t update any blog posts this week.

These are the posts I updated previously:

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 18% complete.  I walked 10 miles this week for 182 minutes on the treadmill.

For the year, I’ve walked 72 miles for 1333 minutes.  (We’re 22.7% done with the year as of 3/24 when I’m writing this, but I have only completed 18% of this walking goal.  I’m behind thanks to vacation, so I’m hoping to walk larger amounts the next few weeks to get caught up again.)

Make a Recipe Binder

Not yet.  I actually wanted to start writing recipes this week, but now I can’t find where I put the recipe binder!

Have One Health Challenge a Month

This goal is 8% complete


On track! My goal for March is to follow the low fodmap diet for the entire month, starting on March 7th.

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.

This week, I made one freezer meals.  That brings my total so far to 32 meals and this goal 40% complete:

These are the meals I made this week:

Paleo Stuffed Green Peppers

Spend No More Than 45 Minutes on Social Media a Day

My Goals for 2022
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This goal is 17.3% complete.  I was successful this week.


Finish The Bible in a Year

This goal is 10.4% completed.  I listened to two episodes this week, Day 200 and 201.  (I started the year on episode 183.)

Read 52 Books

This goal is 28.8% complete.  I didn’t finish two books this week: David Bussau and A Night Divided. I have finished 15 books so far this year:

A Night Divided

David Bussau

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality (review coming soon)

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 10 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 6% complete.  I didn’t write in my journal this week.


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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