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2020 December Goal Reflection

2020 December Goal Reflection

In an effort to actually maintain my 2020 goals, because they are in fact good for me, I figured I would blog about them. This seems to be a good medium for reflection and accountability for me. Soooo let’s see how I did in December shall we?

1. Find a morning prayer routine

I got a little less diligent this month, I don’t know what it is with December and just feeling too busy to slow down???

2. Travel internationally relatively cheaply at least once

√ 3. Finish our master bathroom renovation

I can finally say it!!! This is DONE!!!!

4. Work out at least twice a week

Week 1:

  • I was awful at this; just so incredibly exhausted

Week 2:

  • I was awful at this; just so incredibly exhausted

Week 3:

  • 3 mile walk with a friend to get breakfast
  • 1 hour hike with a friend

Week 4:

  • Lots & lots of mountain hiking while in Georgia for a few weeks

Week 5:

  • pssssh the week between Christmas & New Year’s – you’re joking!

5. Build a bookcase for our library

6. Do not purchase new clothes unless I get rid of something first

Didn’t buy anything; I try not to buy personal items in December. . .ya know Christmas?

7. Reduce our grocery bill by $100 a month (it’s like $800 right now!)

Week 1:

  • Thursday, December 4: $25.68 at Publix
  • Monday, December 7: $114.68 at Winn-Dixie

Week 2:

  • Thursday, December 11: $100.16 at Publix
  • Thursday, December 17: $48.60 at Publix

Week 3:

  • we were on vacation in Georgia where we bought stuff for the cabin – I do not count vacations towards this budget

Week 4:

  • December 24: $140.27 at Bravo Hispanic Supermarket
  • December 25: $101.67 at Publix

Week 5:

  • December 28: $38.99 at Target

Grocery TOTAL for December: $499.89

Restaurant TOTAL: $- (we were on vacation for 4 days & had a wedding this month so all our restaurants were for those – not counting them here)

8. Finish decorating the living spaces in our home

Decorated for Christmas yes lol

9. Read and/or listen to at least 30 books

I do a big book review at the end of the year but these are the books I have read or listened to in December:

10. Blog at least once a week (or 52 times over the year)

I successfully blogged XX times this month:

  1. I’m not late – it’s still Christmas!
  2. 2020 Winter Break Travel Plans
  3. Drives of a Lifetime: Top 10 Cities in Your Headlights
  4. Travel Tips: Trip Planning during COVID, Part II
  5. 2020 November Goal Reflection

11. Transform part of my backyard into some kind of garden

12. Practice yoga at least once a month

Here are the following times I practiced yoga:

  • I did pack my yoga mat to Georgia! (Will is a Grinch & did not let the house warm up more than 65 degrees so there was no way I was taking my socks off to down dog it in that temperature)
  • December 31 – Hatha Yoga for Arm Strength (27:15)

√13. Cook a meal 100% out of my pantry at least every other week

√ 14. Apply to (& get accepted) to one summer program

15. Host someone over for dinner at least once a month

16. Write a letter (& mail it!) at least once per month

Christmas cards!!! CHECK CHECK & CHECK!

17. See at least 5 artworks from the AP Art History 250 Curriculum

18. Have a cheap date with my hubby at least once a month

Spending a few days in a free cabin in Georgia 100% counts towards this goal

√ 19. Get at least a 65% pass rate for my students in AP World History

√20. Vote Trump out of office (!!!!)

Hellllll yaaaaa babyyyyy!!!!! That man can fight all he wants – he is GONE!

JMF

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