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2019 Goals

Original Goals Post
January Post

So, how did February go?

Tristan

  • Get to First Level – nibbling away at it! we actually got a not-sucky counter canter in our lesson last weekend – not on purpose, but he decided to canter on the wrong lead and I told him that if he was going to do that he should make it a good one
  • Set up & run tack swap/sale – this may have stalled out; we’ll see
  • Take 12 lessons – now at 3/12
  • Volunteer at 6 events – none officially yet but I did spent some time on local event pages mapping out potential schedules
  • Get & share 1 video per month of rides – sooooooo I took a video of myself but I looked like shit and honestly it was a very discouraging thing for a little bit.

Other

  • Finish house interior work – living room is painted, sun room has no wallpaper or wallpaper glue and is about to get its first layer of plaster
  • Finish funding emergency fund – 71% done
  • Pay off vision correction surgery – 53% done
  • Try 24 new recipes – now 7/24
  • Write 20k on Morgan book – tiny progress, this has fallen too far to the backburner

Business

  • Get to 500 sales on Etsy – 237/500
  • Separate website and social media for business – slowly clawing my way into a more active business social media presence, but the website isn’t there yet
  • Take accounting class
  • Develop 3 new patterns – nope.
  • Have a total of 7-10 items for sale – nope.
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2019 Goals: January Recap

Original Goals Post

So, how did January go?

Tristan

  • Get to First Level – we’ve had some truly superb rides in January, despite them being few and far between, and he’s had moments of a gorgeous balance that’s not quite First Level, but it’s definitely beyond Training.
  • Set up & run tack swap/sale – I have called a potential venue, conversed with the barn, and on Sunday I laid out some plans to distract myself from the Superbowl
  • Take 12 lessons – 1/12, check!
  • Volunteer at 6 events – hahahaha, what events, there’s 2′ of snow outside.
  • Get & share 1 video per month of rides – sadly January was a bust on this

Other

  • Finish house interior work – living room is primed and we’ve chosen a color! now to finish painting
  • Finish funding emergency fund – 67% of the way there
  • Pay off vision correction surgery – 47% of the way there
  • Try 24 new recipes – 5/24, all excellent
  • Write 20k on Morgan book – no writing, but some research progress; follow the Morgan Mondays tag for more

Business

  • Get to 500 sales on Etsy – 208/500
  • Separate website and social media for business – social media check, website not yet
  • Take accounting class – check! I did a webinar through the Small Business Administration; I need to do some more, but I was happy with it.
  • Develop 3 new patterns – I have two in the works but man this is slow going. It’s hard to balance the actual business production with doing new things.
  • Have a total of 7-10 items for sale – Nothing new yet.
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Working on 2019 Goals

I feel like planning has taken over my life lately. We’re strategic planning at work, which has meant months of long conversations. I’ve been trying to address some of my personal life struggles by planning. I’ve been scrutinizing my finances even more. On and on.

I have a LOT of goals for 2019. Many of them won’t be appropriate for this blog, or can’t be public for other reasons.

In short, I’m thinking about things in the following categories:

  • Tristan
  • House
  • Finances
  • Personal
  • Business

So far I’ve got 5-7 sub-goals in each category. About half the goals are already on track (whether savings, earnings, you name it).

In terms of what I’ll report on this blog, I’ve got it down to three areas: Tristan, Other (a mix of things), and Business. Here are some of the goals I’m thinking about in those areas.

Tristan

  • Get to First Level
  • Set up & run tack swap/sale
  • Take 12 lessons
  • Volunteer at 6 events
  • Get & share 1 video per month of rides

Other

  • Finish house interior work
  • Finish funding emergency fund
  • Pay off vision correction surgery
  • Try 24 new recipes
  • Write 20k on Morgan book

Business

  • Get to 500 sales on Etsy
  • Separate website and social media for business
  • Take accounting class
  • Develop 3 new patterns
  • Have a total of 7-10 items for sale

So, what about you? Are you getting ready for 2019 goals, or have you given up on that game?