Good morning, party people, and welcome to the first full work week of 2020. Anyone else riding the struggle bus this morning BUT weirdly optimistic about diving back into a normal routine again? As much as I loved having some time off to decompress and hang out with family/friends, it feels good to be back at it today. It’s time to put down the Christmas cookies (wah) and get to it.
Let’s take a look back at the small list of goals I had written out in December, shall we?
Fill out my planner. Done! I mean, not entirely, but I’m adding things and starting to use it to keep track of everything. I received the Living Well planner just before Christmas (it was Bryan’s gift to me this year) and I am enjoying it so far. It promises to help get organized in ALL areas of life–personal, work, finance, etc. So far, I like how easy it is to use and the weekly plan sheets. I wish it had daily pages (or a section, at least) because I find the “Must Do” section for each day in the weekly pages a bit crowded–I typically have more than three must-do’s in a day. But so far, this planner is a great resource and I look forward to using it more in 2020.
Get on top of my finances. Well, yes and no. December probably wasn’t the time for that since I was still spending money like a drunken sailor. But we have all of 2020 to get on top of that and I do have a goal to save each month for baby, travel, rainy day/emergency funds, etc. Before I do that though I really need to put a dent in credit card debt that has been amassing and getting out of hand.
Work on registry and think through logistics of baby shower. Yes! This past weekend, I met my best friend for lunch at a restaurant I was considering and the manager was incredibly sweet and accommodating. The food was delicious–obviously that’s the most important–and we both had good vibes going in. Also I am like 90% finished with my registry. Just need B to review monitors and then it’s ready for primetime. Holy hell, that was intimidating. It’s so hard to know what we’re going to need and what baby will actually use/enjoy, but I’ve had a lot of recommendations and spent countless hours on Pinterest/reading online reviews. Glad that’s done!
As is the trend around here, I’m keeping my goals for January short and sweet.
Do all things with intention: this is a personal favorite of mine; I really want to approach more things with intention in 2020. To borrow a page from Marie Kondo’s handbook, I want to look at the relationships I have in my life, and the things I surround myself with, and spend time on anything that sparks joy. It sounds so simple, but put in practice, we have a way of complicating things 🙂
Book a getaway—regardless of how great or small, we deserve a few nights away (still entertaining the cabin in the woods idea). Last night I spent some time looking at AirBNBs vs hotels in the Poconos and was surprised by the added fees for ABNB (have experience? LMK in the comments!). Hope we can find something soon!
Take care of health–important, especially after a season of gluttony
Get on top of client work–also important. Maternity leave kicks in as soon as little one is here, but I’m determined to tie up loose ends whenever and wherever I can!