Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter 2017-18 Goals & Autumn '17 Report Card

Back in September, I set some goals.  When I made them, I was on the cusp of a significant life change and I wasn't really sure how the following months were going to play out.  So, without further ado, allow me to share how I did my Autumn 2017 goals:
  1. Do something "Halloween-ish."  Nope, just didn't happen.  I got the news in late September that I was going to be allowed to transfer on November 1.  I spent the entire two weeks of my Fall Break in West Virginia and on a cruise.  Every other day was pretty much spent cleaning out my old therapy room and packing up my belongings to move to my new school.  There simply wasn't enough time. Oh, well...  maybe next year.
  2. ✔ Pay off my car before the first day of winter.  DONE!  Boo-yah!  Completed in November!
  3. ✔ Get my Christmas cards filled out, addressed, and mailed before the Winter Solstice (since I'm notorious for filling them out between the first day of winter and New Year's Eve).  DONE!  Completed December 20!
  4. Be lighter on December 21 than I am today.  Nope.  Didn't happen.  I'm only a couple of pounds heavier, which could be water retention for all I know.  But, I shall keep on trying and fighting the good fight.
  5. ✔ Go into an upcoming major life change (that I said I'd share more about later) with courage, strength, and a grateful heart.  DONE!  The major life change was my job transfer, as I mentioned earlier.  Although the transfer is something I've wanted for a long time, it was still very scary.  I shed a lot of tears in October, but throughout the entire process, I maintained courage, strength, and a grateful heart.  I am grateful not only for the transfer but for the very fond memories I have of my old school and the relationships I made while I was there.
So... 3/5.  Despite my dismissal percentage - 60%, a D on the standard grading scales of yesteryear, I'm not at all disappointed.  Sure, I would've liked to have done something "Halloween-ish," but my life was a whirlwind of chaos during the entire month of October.  It just wasn't in the cards and, really, it's no big deal.  I truly had better things to do and focus on.  Maybe next year.

As for the weight loss, well, yeah, that bothers me a little bit, but it's just a reminder to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back on the horse.

Now, onto my Winter 2017-18 goals.  As in previous seasons, I'm keeping it simple.

  • Change up my exercise regime.
  • Complete Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 (round one) before the Spring Equinox.
  • Have a specific credit card 50% paid off.
  • Buy nothing the entire month of January other than food and any toiletries that run out and need replacing.
  • Organize my Christmas ornaments and purge decorations I no longer want or use.

Do you have any winter goals?  Feel free to share if you do.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well, the job is probably the most important one. Halloween is fun, but not necessary.

    1. Yes, it was. Although it was a difficult change, it was definitely a much needed change and change with long lasting benefits.

  2. I think you did ok with such a major change going on. Good luck with the new goals.


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