As we approach the end of the year my focus is thinking about goals for next year. Writing my goals down has been extremely helpful in getting the goals completed. Now to come up with the list for 2019.Goal Setting 50

1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make it secure.  Done! This was the first goal accomplished this year and I am so happy to have a secure website.

2. Monetize my blog. This is an ongoing goal and will probably continue next year. I have set up two affiliate accounts. You may be noticing links to my favorite items on Amazon. I’ve also teamed up with an amazing heirloom seed company, Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. As we head into the New Year I plan to focus more on this goal. How nice it would be to cover the costs of having a blog! I recently received my first payment from Amazon, it may not cover my monthly expenses but it’s a start. Thank you my readers for helping support my little blog!

3. Create a cookbook. This is definitely getting put on hold. This is the goal I will put at the top of next year’s list.goal setting, recipe box, recipes, prudent living

4. Be diligent about getting 10K steps in 5 out of 7 days a week. I’ve decided to change this goal to 3 out of 7 days a week! We’ve been getting outside often this past week. Our weather has been gorgeous although very chilly. While the sun shines we figure we better get out and enjoy it no matter how chilly it is!goal setting

5. As we continue to prepare for our house sale, continue to de-clutterDONE!!

6. Read 25 books this year! Done! However this doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading. This week I am so excited to start a book I’ve ben waiting forever for. It’s been on our library waitlist for months. Can’t wait to start The Baker’s Secret, hope the wait is worth it.

7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead. Work in Progress. My meal focus for the weeks leading up to Christmas is to eat healthy! Not always an easy thing with all the goodies around. On the menu this week: Cabbage Soup with Kielbasa, Coconut Chicken and Braised Chicken Thighs with Leeks and Mushrooms. Skinnytaste is a great inspiration for finding meals that are healthy and easy to make!

8. Finish 4 knitting projects. Completed! Having fun wrapping the two scarves I made earlier this year. Also looking ahead to what projects I plan to complete next year. Knitting or quilting or both?  Two of my favorite books are Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter and One-Skein Wonders. I may just pick my projects from these books!goal setting

9. Clean out our freezer. Done! I miss having our larger freezers but I am not planning on stocking up while we live in this apartment. Shopping is done for the week ahead and that’s about it!

10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see as often once we move to the west coastDone! Looking forward to visiting family on the west coast in 2019. I have a cousin in British Columbia, she and her husband own the first organic brewery in Canada, (Crannog Ales) not to mention an amazing farm. I can’t wait to plan a trip to visit!goal setting

You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.”

RJ Mitte


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