2018 Goals

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I’m so glad you decided to visit today. Since it’s the first full week of the year, I thought we’d kick this Monday morning off by taking a look at my 2018 goals. Also, if you didn’t see my post last week about my word of the year, go check it out.

Setting year-long goals has been really helpful because I can then break them down into smaller quarterly and monthly goals. If you’d like to see what I’ve been working the last couple years, be sure to check out these posts:

My 2018 Goals

I feel that part of the reason I’ve accomplished so much the last few years is that I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in that calendar year and writing my goals down. For 2018, I’m working toward the following goals:

Hire an employee in my business.

I’m fairly certain that this employee will start out part-time, but I am definitely at the point where I need help in my company. At this point, it’s a matter of finishing up some budget reviews and spending some time with my accountant to nail down my timetable. But I’m aiming to hire no later than the end of quarter 2.

Pass my massage/healing exam.

The Mister and I are currently taking a year-long massage/healing course through our martial arts school. The exam will be held at our dojo’s annual clinic in October.

I’m feeling really good about passing this course. Our class is actually moving ahead of schedule with the coursework, and a few of us have created a study group to meet twice a month from now until September.

Hit my goal weight of 135 pounds.

This is the big goal that I didn’t meet last year. In fact, I finished the year five pounds heavier than I started the year.

So, the weight loss goal is a tricky bird for me. I’m not unhappy with my current appearance, but there is a reality that women tend continue to put on weight as they get older. And let’s be real here, this year’s birthday will put me squarely into my late 30s. So, I want to turn that trend of putting weight around.

As far as how I arrived at my goal weight – that is simply about what I weighed the last time I felt really smoking hot and comfortable in my own skin. And I want to finish the year feeling smoking hot again.

Pay off our credit cards.

I’m a little embarrassed that I’m even writing this goal again. It feels like we’ve been working on our debt snowball for forever, but the Mister and I are committed to getting debt-free. And this has to happen.

I’ll talk more about what our current debt looks like, but let’s just say to be done with the credit cards will really require us to push really hard, and we’re going to do it.

Okay, there you have my 2018 goals. I want to hear about your goals and resolutions for this new year. Tell me if you set them and what you’re working on.