Mid-Year Goal Review

I wasn’t originally going to make a mid-year goal review post because quite honestly, I was scared. Not knowing what life would throw my way in 2018, I shied away from asserting that what I set out to accomplish in 2018 would actually come to fruition. As God would allow it however, here I am writing this post!

I wanted to revisit my goals and intentions  post and sort of go through the list, sharing with you guys what I’ve accomplished so far. I think we hear a lot about goal setting at the end and beginning of the year, but throughout the bulk of the year we’re kind of bound to stray and forget what it was we really wanted to accomplish so I figured it’s about time for a reminder. Before you read the rest of this post though, feel free to take out your 2018 goals and evaluate as well!

I like to check-in with my goals by first doing a review of my list, then going through and updating the goals individually. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

2018 Goals

  • Get my license
  • Have 2 vacations/staycations
  • Get a full-time job
  • Write at least 5 freelance articles
  • Take 4 big shopping trips
  • Workout at least 4x every week.
  • Do one devotional every morning when I wake up & one every night before bed.
  • Do a clean-out/get-things-organized-for-the-week Sunday every Sunday for the entire year.
  • Fix & upgrade my broken car
  • Go to bed every weeknight at 11pm (at the latest 12:30pm) & wake up every weekday at 6am (at the latest 7am)
  • Expand my vocabulary
  • Make a budget plan
  • Attend 3 blogger events
  • Post on the blog at least once a week

Now let’s cross out what’s completed:

  • Get my license
  • Have 2 vacations/staycations (1 down, 1 to go!)
  • Get a full-time job (and it’s an incredible one, so glory be to God for that!).
  • Write at least 5 freelance articles
  • Take 4 big shopping trips (1/4 taken!)
  • Workout at least 4x every week. (Altering this to mean 4x every week during the month of July)
  • Do one devotional every morning when I wake up & one every night before bed. (there’s a legitimate reason this ceased.)
  • Do a clean-out/get-things-organized-for-the-week Sunday every Sunday for the entire year. (Hasn’t exactly worked out every Sunday- but I do need to jump back on this).
  • Fix & upgrade my broken car. (I actually forgot about this… huh…)
  • Go to bed every weeknight at 11pm (at the latest 12:30pm) & wake up every weekday at 6am (at the latest 7am) (i’ve been waking up earlier than 6… I can’t with the bed time though…)
  • Expand my vocabulary (I would like to think that this shouldn’t be on the list considering you can never expand your vocab enough)
  • Make a budget plan (It’s in the making!… can I cross it out if it partially exists?..)
  • Attend 3 blogger events (One done, 2 to go!)
  • Post on the blog at least once a week (Well folks… how am I doing?..)

For the middle of the year, I’m actually surprised at how many goals I’ve accomplished. Normally, I find myself crossing off one or two things before the 6 month mark and during the last few months I scurry to finish everything I wanted to accomplish within the year. I’ve definitely been trying to operate on a new, more uncomfort-inviting, mentality this year. Which, I can say attributes to the success (or at least partial success) of these goals, paired with God’s amazing provision of course.

If there is anything I feel like I’ve learned this year so far, I would say it is that no uncomfort means no growth. No pain no gain. I’ve just been learning how to embrace the adrenaline that comes with feeling uncomfortable and thriving on it. Even inviting it. It’s so hard to experience authentic growth any other way and as much as you can say that and even acknowledge it as truth, I feel that you really don’t know just how true it is until you go through it and live it yourself.

How are your goals coming along thus far? Is there any goal you’re the most excited about accomplishing whether you already have or still have yet to accomplish it? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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