Goals: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Well, tomorrow is my birthday and then it’s New Year’s Eve, so it’s time for me to set goals to smash.  I am a major goals person.  I am always setting, evaluating, and amending goals.  It’s okay for your goals to change over the time you set for them.  Sometimes priorities change and we realize something isn’t all that important to us anymore.

At the beginning of 2017, I set 7 goals.  Now, I share with you what they were and how I did this year.

Reach 120 pounds.  120 has been my goal weight for years now, because that’s about what I weighed before I had children.  I once again did not reach it.  I could give you all the excuses – I moved, I made a bunch of life changes, blah blah blah – but they would still be excuses.  If you don’t get rid of excuses, you can’t make body changes – period.  I did drop a few pounds, so at least I don’t have as far to go now!

Reach profitability with RGR.  Rhonda Gail Resale is my resale shop, which operates primarily on Poshmark.  I shifted focus in the spring, but still reached a point that it is all profit now!

Journal daily.  I started 2017 with a fresh bullet journal and I have used it all but maybe 5 days the entire year, so I will mostly call that a win!

Set a wedding date.  Oh, we set it alright.  Then we pushed it back and don’t have a solid date yet.  You’ll hear more about this later.

Grow hair past my shoulders.  It looks awful at the ends because I’m past do for a hair appointment, but it’s there at least – just barely!

Return to ASU.  I have literally one class to finish to have my bachelor’s degree and I intended to at least get enrolled again in 2017.  It just didn’t happen, due to financial reasons, such as we moved into a house instead of paying my school bills.

Blog biweekly.  As you will know if you have been reading here all year, this has been a success.  Actually, when I first made these goals, this blog didn’t exist just yet, but I was blogging regularly on the blog I had before this one.

I am pleased with what I did in 2017.  I did a LOT of things that I  had not originally planned for and I can’t be mad at that!  Now, to take a look at what I am planning for 2018.  This time, I took a tracking approach to my goals, to ensure that I have a way to check progress as I go.

 

Weight: 120.  Not only am I more determined than ever to get there, but I am pushing myself to do it by April 2, so that I don’t have the relaxed attitude of “eh, it’s only May, so the year isn’t over.”  Besides, I want to be a hot bride.

Rank: Royal.  This pertains to my Senegence business, in which I hope to do many things this year, but the rank gives me something I can easily track.

Launch my boutique.  I am opening a boutique this year and have simplified the remaining steps I have in order to track my progress in launching.

Get married!  Now we have to decide how big (how small is more accurate) this wedding will be and choose a venue.  And I should probably actually finalize my divorce.  Then, we are just going to go for it.

Take my side gig to Peter Anderson Festival.   I am doing marketing and social media for a friend’s business and we want to take the business to a popular arts festival.  Again, simplified the steps to track my progress.

There you have it, guys.  My timely and realistic goals.  I am set up and ready to tackle 2018!  Do you have things you’re excited to accomplish in the new year?

 

Week in Review: Rhonda

Dang.  Like, where did the week go??  It went by in such a blur.

Claudia woke up Monday deciding so absolutely follow me around all day.  That’s always a challenge when it comes to getting thing accomplished in a timely manner.

Tuesday was one of those days to get stuff done.  The realization that my annual beach trip is so soon motivated me to really buckle down my diet and exercise.  I had a great workout and ate perfectly between helping Quentin with his numbers and running errands with my little Minnie.

Wednesday was super amazing weather in the DFW, so we got the hell out of the house as quickly as we could finish school.  I even shortened the lessons, because I needed that fresh air in the worst way.  We had a great time at our favorite playground.  When I started dinner in the evening, everyone was TURNT and I had to retreat to the bathroom to drink my wine.  Bless.

Thursday, I got a lot done around the house and we had a longer school day than usual. Claudia helped me out on naming my future business and the highlight of the week – I GOT MY NEW MACBOOK!  I am loving it so much.  My old MacBook Pro was so worn out.  Big thanks to Stuart for spoiling me so good.  I also placed an Ulta order, which I hadn’t done in a long time.  I had to get on those 5x Tarte points while I had them.  If you aren’t in the rewards program at Ulta, you’re really missing out.

Friday, the kids and I went to Target.  This is legit one of my least favorite things to do.  Target is my happy place and they totally mess it up for me.  I spent too much, didn’t get everything on my list, and was all kids of frazzled when we left.  It exhausted Claudia though and she passed the fuck out at our late nap time.  When she woke up at 7:30, she was still cranky, but got much happier when Stuart came home and played with her.

I am just gonna go ahead and say that Saturday was the best day this week.  I put on my highlighter Chris Crocker “paintbrush” style (watch here if you aren’t familiar) and it was amazing.   I also gave stamping in my journal a try after hating it previously.  It turned out better.  But most of Saturday was spent just soaking up some Stuart time, which I don’t get nearly enough of.

Sunday was lovely, as Sundays tend to be.  We didn’t do much other than go to work with Stuart for a couple of hours and organize my underwear drawer.  Fancy.

It felt great to own the fact that I am never going to wear the tights in my collection and toss them out.  Did you do anything this weekend that just felt good?