Wednesday, July 17, 2019

19 in 2019 Mid-year Update

The year is (over) half over! Where did the time go? I thought I'd check in on my 19 in 2019 list because the key to accomplishing goals it checking in on them!

Family Fun:
Go on a date with Phil once a quarter
Murray's Steak house on 3/30/19
* 2nd anniversary date at Acqua on 5/25/19
* I'm hoping we can do our 3rd quarter date while we are at the lake in August as my mom can stay with Paul. We'll likely go out after he's in bed so she doesn't have to deal with bedtime. He goes down very easily but is such a mama's boy so I don't know how he'll handle us leaving while he's awake. :/

- Go on a family outing to a state park
* I'm thinking this will happen in the fall

- Hike Inspiration Peak
* I'm hoping to do this on our way to the lake in August as it's on the way to my parents lake home.

Take swimming lessons with Paul
* We took lessons March-June and I'm planning to enroll us in the fall session. I'm so glad we did this as he seems to love the water!

- Take Paul to Wild Rumpus (amazing local kids' bookstore)
* I'm hoping to go there when my SIL and niece are in town in August!

Host a puzzle party
I hosted a birthday puzzle party in February! Puzzles are the perfect winter activity!

Try a new restaurant once a quarter
I went to BLVD with college friends in January.
* Acqua was a new-to-us restaurant that we went to for our anniversary date.
* I went to Hai Hai with college friends earlier this month. It was fun to check out a new place but I much prefer the owner's other restaurant, Hola Arepa.

Take Paul sledding at a park
* We went sledding several times in our neighborhood.

Personal Development:
Figure out my enneagram type
* I determined that I am a 1w2 this spring. I've enjoyed following some enneagram IG accounts to get further insight into my enneagram type!

- Train for and run a 10k
* This is not in progress and might be something I don't complete as I have a hard time fitting in regular runs.

Read 52 books
* I completed this goal in June, which is the earliest that I've hit my reading goal. I might end up reading 100 books this year! This goes to show that you can still find time to read after having kids!

Read all the unread books on my shelf; donate/sell any books I don't read by the end of 2019
* I read Just Mercy (excellent) and Rabbit Cake (too quirky for me) during the first quarter.
* I read The Present over Perfect (thought-provoking) and The Principles of Uncertainty (took less than 30 minutes to read this quirky book that kind of left me scratching my head).
*I think I probably have about 5 unread books left. I'm confident I'll read or donate/sell them before year end!

Try a new recipe every month
* In January I made Mini Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaves
* In February I made Sheet Pan Garlic Ginger Chicken and Broccoli
* In March I made Gluten Free Party Potatoes Deluxe
* In April I made Turkey Meatloaf. We loved this and I've made it several times since.
* In May I made Chicken Tortilla Skillet. We felt meh about this recipe.
* I did not make any new recipes in June! Oops!
* In July I made Black Bean Burgers. They were really good and I will definitely make them again! I'm also planning to make an extra new recipe this month to make up for not making one in June.

Pesky tasks:
Get a will
* This was done in March! Woot woot.

Establish an organizational system for clothes Paul has outgrown
* I bought plastic storage bins and have been organizing Paul's clothes are he grows out of each size. I need to go through a pile of 12-month stuff soon. He went through a growth spurt recently and is mostly in 18-month clothes now, with the exception of pants!

Stay up-to-date with Paul's baby book
* I had photos developed for the monthly pages of the 1st year section and put them in the book. I've been keeping up with adding notable things from his development so far.

Make a 2018 photo book
* I did this early in the first quarter when Shutterfly had a 40% off sale.

Start/maintain a 2019 photo book
* The pages for January-April are done. I'm trying to work on the pages 2 months at a time so they are fresh in my memory. This month I plan to finish the May and June pages.

Lofty goal:
- Buy our forever home (please please, universe, let this happen! We've been looking for 1.5 years!!)
* Still working on this. After narrowing our search further and increasing our price range, I am hoping we are setting ourselves up for finding the right house for us!

I've crossed 8 items off the list and am on track to complete 6 other tasks. There is only one task (running a 10k) that I'm not sure I'll complete and if that is the case, that's ok.

If you made 2019 goals, how are they coming along? What's one thing you want to accomplish before the end of the year. Can you believe there's only 5.5 months left of the year?


Gracie said...

Um, well, one goal was run a sub-3 marathon, and THAT'S not happening! Oh well, I got pretty close! I have tried to do the enneagram typing but for some reason none of these personality test things work on me. I always score evenly across all types, no matter the test I take. I think I have such a test-taker's mind that I subtly adjust my answers to achieve a balance. My church community group is REALLY big into enneagrams right now.

Amber said...

You're doing a great job on your goals this year - nice job! You should definitely let your mom do bedtime for your August date ;) I bet you any money Paul will be fine within 5 minutes of you leaving. You could always park up the road and come back if he's not, ha! Part of the luxury of going on a date for me is getting out of doing dinner and bedtime! It's not hard around here either, but I do get a little tired of the same routine night after night. That's just me though :)

I am also reading more this year than last year and will likely surpass 52 books for the first time ever! Which is kind of crazy since I was on maternity leave last year. Part of what has helped me this year is not trying to force myself to finish books I am not enjoying and just abandoning them. I think I have abandoned about 5 books already this year.

Stephany said...

You're doing so well! But as an Enneagram 1 (and an Upholder), it makes sense that you are. ;) The last time I checked in on my goals, I was doing okay. I never set yearly goals with the intention of crossing all of them off - they're just fun things to try to accomplish over the course of a year. And we change so much over a year that there are often goals I think I want to accomplish in January that I have no desire for by summer. But the goals I want to accomplish are getting done so that's nice!

Jeanie said...

You are rocking it, my friend! Lots accomplished (and they are mighty goals) and definite plans for many. Well done, you! That's quite an accomplishment.

Leigh said...

Nice work on accomplishing some of your goals! I'm with Amber- let your mom do bedtime so you guys can go out on a date! From my experience, kids are always way better for grandparents! It's hard the first time, but I promise everything will be okay :)

Marlys said...

I agree with Amber as I'm sure he will be just fine with Nana & Papa. You just have so sneak out of the house so he doesn't see you leave, and I'm sure he will be just fine! Grandkids are always better for Grandparents for some reason!

I admire your goal setting! The older I get, the less goal setting I do!

I, too, hope you find your "forever home" soon!

katielookingforward said...

Good work!! I don't make specific goals (or at least haven't the last few years) I think the 10k one is easy to let go. I definitely would prioritize family walks like you guys do.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Well done on the goals! I have no idea why time goes so quickly as we age, but I really cannot believe that the year is over half over!

I made a to-do list for 2019, and I am working my way through it. Other than that, my plan was to try new things, be adventurous, and step out of my comfort zone. I have definitely done that this year, and will continue to work on that for the rest of 2019.