Sharing my 2020 goals and why exactly these twenty things are a priority to me!
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Last week I kicked off 2020 with several recaps of 2019 – December 2019 Recap, Top 10 Best Sellers of 2019, 2019 Top 10 Blog Posts BUT today I am truly welcoming 2020 by sharing my 2020 goals. The things I want to make happen this year! From travels to business experiences to home projects and more.
While I’m not big on resolutions I am definitely BIG into making goals! Also really into writing them down as I feel that helps keep you accountable – so here we go…
Twenty things I want to make happen in 2020 – my twenty 2020 goals!
Travel to new places
This was a goal of mine last year and while I did visit a couple of new places (Amelia Island, Winston-Salem, Dunwoody, Minnesota and Beech Mountain) I would love to explore more this year. Really make 2020 the year of travel! A few spots on my list: Austin TX + Waco, Wyoming, Memphis or Knoxville Tennessee, and Beaufort.
Where do you want to travel to this year?
Morgan and I have attended NYFW the last two years and I would love to keep that tradition going! Attending Fashion Week with your best gal pal is the ultimate girls getaway! Think fashion, wine, the city, and incredible parties. It’s basically as if you’re living the Sex and the City life.
Create a couple of floral spaces in our yard
Our yard is seriously lacking landscaping. And by that I mean we have five, maybe six small bushes in front of our porch and that is it. Therefore, LOTS of planting is needed! Over Christmas break we drew out a couple of flower beds and y’all I cannot wait to see our visions come to life. I also cannot wait to see how adding some flowers and additional layers of plants change the look of our home.
Side note, we’ll also being adding mulch which is weirdly something I absolutely love! Right now we have pine straw and I know the mulch will make a BIG impact!
Share more FWTFL recipes & meal plans
If y’all caught Friday’s post highlighting the most popular posts of 2019 then you know four out of ten of them were FWTFL posts. Which showed me y’all love yourself some FWTFL. Therefore, 2020 I would love to bring you more FWTFL content. Including lots of recipes for low carb days, meal plans for low carb days, and a couple of tip posts from what I have learned being on the program for a little over a year now.
Take the time for self care each week
To be honest I am the worst at taking time for self care. I really need to invest in myself more often. Whether it’s going to get my nails down, a massage, trying out a new workout class, or simply taking myself out to lunch at my favorite spot for a relaxing break.
Take more breaks
Much like the self care topic, I am terrible at taking breaks. I truly to not know how to just sit. My need to be busy is insane! Even while watching television I find myself working on my phone or my laptop (which I’m doing right now). So I would love to force myself to take more breaks and actually not do anything – just relax and breath and get away from work.
Be more creative with my hair
Since cutting my hair short I have gotten pretty set in my ways. It’s either curled or up in a ponytail with a headband. Or a half-up when at home. So this year I would LOVE to get a little creative! Learn fun hairstyles for shorter hair. I’m thinking lots of braided dos.
Plant a fruit & vegetable garden
Our side yard has three raised garden beds – something we absolutely loved when looking at the house. A big goal for both of us is to plant ALL of the fruits and vegetables this spring season. We would also like to build paths around all of them and maybe add additional plants around those. This is a project I am crazy excited about and hope my black thumb turns green for this one!!
Learn to play the banjo
Random right? Well the banjo is an instrument I have always wanted to learn. I wish I could remember the music video but I once saw one where this gal was absolutely rocking out on one. I was BLOWN away and immediately thought she was the coolest gal I had ever seen. We inherited one from Joshua’s Pop so there is now NO excuse, I need to learn!
Do a face mask at least once a week
Can we all agree face masks feel amazing? Not to mention make your face look amazing! Want to make the time to do at least one every single week!
Spend more time with family
Family is the most important, right? With our families so close I want to plan more meals together or weekends together (for our family in Wake Forest/Cary). Last year was so hectic with weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties that we didn’t get to spend as much time together so I want to make up for that this year!
Do more for the community
Joshua and I have really wanted to dive into our new community here in Mount Holly. We have connected a lot with our neighbors but would like to do so more. As well as doing a few things for our neighborhood. We have a couple of projects in mind – I will keep you posted as they come to life!
Create more home content
Y’all have vocalized the fact that you really love home content – especially mantle decor! So I would love to put together more home content to share with y’all. Obviously we will have lots of outdoor projects this summer we will be sharing but want to make sure I’m sharing interior projects with you as well. Maybe some more seasonal mantle decor too.
Plan more #BloggersPlanAParty content
Last year a few of my blogger gal pals and I planned a couple of really fun parties (Rosé Inspired & Filled Brunch, Garden Potting Party, and Backyard Summer Fiesta) and had the absolute best time putting them together. Plus y’all seemed to love them so I would love to plan lots more in 2020.
Any type of parties you’d be interested in us putting together for inspiration?
Do a no spend month
I have watched + read about several bloggers partaking in a no spend month and think it sounds pretty amazing. If you aren’t sure what no spend month is, it means no spending for a full month on anything extra – no clothing, no decor, no fluff. May be pretty tough but pretty amazing for sure! Thinking maybe March or April will be the month.
Have you participated? If so, what did you think of it?
Splurge on something major
By something major what I mean is I want to splurge on something fun for me 🙂 maybe a designer handbag, a furniture piece I really want, or a FULL on spa day – I‘m talking facial, massage, nails, and a fabulous lunch. I have always wanted to do this since I started getting my first big girl pay checks but never have so 2020 needs to be the year…in my opinion ha!
Do more yoga
Does yoga make anyone else feel soooo good? What about sooo long and lean? Yoga changes the game for me but for some reason I haven’t done it consistently for almost four years now. We have a yoga studio just five minutes from our house so I have no excuse, I need to make it happen and get back to that long and lean life!