Monday 17 December 2018

My goals for 2019

It's the time of year when I start to look forward to the New Year, and think about all the things that I want to achieve. So I thought that I'd share some of my goals for 2019 across different areas of my life.

My personal goals for 2019

My fitness goals

In November I set myself the challenge of running 50 km across the month. I managed it pretty easily and found that it really motivated me to get myself out for a run. I haven't got off to a good start in December due to having a cold and the freezing temperatures, but I'm determined to meet that challenge again in January. In August 2019 I've been invited to take part in a local 10 km race for a friend's birthday so I need to work on increasing my distance a bit. I probably could run 10 km but it would be quite a struggle and I wouldn't manage it very fast! So I also need to work a bit on increasing my distance per run.

I also need to make a much bigger effort to get to the gym regularly. We pay a huge amount in gym fees and at the moment we don't get anywhere near our money's worth. I need to do what I used to do and make a gym trip a regular part of my schedule.

My crafting goals

I am determined to finish my Christmas cross stitch sampler by Christmas 2019. This was always my goal when I first started it, but I must admit that I've been neglecting it a little bit lately. I'm about two thirds of the way through with the stitching, but there are lots of beads that will need to be added and I also need to allow time to get it framed so that I can display it when we put up the Christmas decorations. I'm going to aim to finish the basic stitching by the end of June, and have it framed by the end of October.

Christmas cross stitch sampler

I also want to make a lot more progress on my Persian Tiles crochet blanket as I was doing very well but haven't picked it up in a while.

Finally I want to set up a regular craft night with some friends. Everyone always gets so booked up, so I want to try and get organised so that we can get some dates in the diary well in advance. I have a few ideas for some crafts that we could try - I'm going to buy some mini diamond painting kits to have a go at and maybe some silver clay because that looks fun to work with.

Persian Tiles crochet blanket in progress

My blogging goals

My blog has just been ticking along lately, I'd like to give it a bit more of a push. I stopped taking on many review posts and hardly do them at all now. I prefer it, but it does mean that I can't keep up with publishing so regularly. I want to make sure that I have plenty of craft content on the blog and also post more about trying to live a more simple and minimalistic life. I'd like to improve on writing some posts in advance so that I have regular content going out which is hopefully interesting and engaging.

My home goals

We have a few things that need doing around the house. We need to replace our side gate as the old one is falling apart and we have a few windows that need repairing. I want to buy a big headboard for our bed as we've never had one, and I think it's finally time to decorate our scruffy dining room.

What are your goals for the New Year?

Photo credit - Maddi Bazzocco via Unsplash

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