2018 Resolutions & Goals Retrospective

2018 resolutions goals retrospective

Oh, if only I could go back and prepare 2017 Caroline for the horror that was 2018. Y’all, my favorite number failed me. I had both resolutions and goals for 2018. I did pretty well on the 2018 resolutions…not so well on my goals. I have plans to change that in 2019.

2018 resolution vision board

2018 Resolutions

  1. Read two new books per month. I blew this one out of the water. I was able to complete 45 books in 2018! Here’s to hoping I can reach my 2019 reading goal.
  2. Move. I moved! Marietta is my new home (for now). I have some moving goals for 2019 too.
  3. Write things down. Now, it was a hard year, so my journal is a bit depressing to read. I definitely did not write as much as I had originally intended, but I tried a bit. I’m working on a different nighttime routine for 2019.

2018 Goals

  1. Save $10,000. This did not happen. Man, this was absurdly ambitious. I moved somewhere with a higher cost of living and didn’t receive a raise, so saving was tighter. Our quarterly bonuses were removed from the company, so there wasn’t much there. That, and y’all aren’t really clicking those links I share. I have some new budgeting ideas for 2019 that I’ll be sharing in January.
  2. Pay off another loan group. I forgot this was a separate goal! I did actually achieve this one, which contributed to my inability to save as much as I wanted.
  3. Cook one new recipe every week. Cooking new recipes is hard…and expensive. This will continue on to be a good goal into 2019.
  4. Go on 10 new hikes. This is another goal I did not achieve. I tried a few new trails around my new home that I loved. I also climbed Mount Yonah again…which I hated.

I had high hopes for myself for each 2018 resolution and goal. If each of these were weighted equally, I would have earned myself about 64%. Technically, that’s failing, but I won’t get too bogged down in that.

I’ve been harping on 2019, but I’m ready for it. It’s time to grow up, become an adult, and make things happen!

Title photo by Brandi Redd on Unsplash.

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