I wanted to wait to write this post until some of the glitz and glamour of everyone's 2022 goal posts had died down. I no longer like committing to weekly or daily goals, and prefer to look at the year as an amount of time to gradually do things.
I have struggled with discipline. New ideas and plans and goals excite me, and I'm gung-ho about them for a week, and then I either miss a day or get bored and wimp out. Having goals that will occur over a long period of time helps me to give myself grace if I fall off the horse. It gives me the room and time to get back up again.
So, without further ado, here's what I'm looking to accomplish in 2022!
Read the entire Bible. I've had this goal for a few years now, but what I always tend to lack is accountability. This year, I set myself up with a community of buddies to read alongside me, and a reading plan that includes one rest day a week. This helps me to not feel so behind if I miss a day or two, and to want to read and see what everyone else's comments were on the passages. So far, so good!
Make more friends. I will have a post on the words I chose to guide my year, but this has a lot to do with the fact that all of my closest friends live anywhere from an hour away to across the country. I miss having people that can easily just drop what they're doing to run errands with me. Proximity isn't everything, and I intend to keep my distance friends close, but expanding my circle is one of my aims.
More money in savings & investment accounts. This one is always a goal too, but I have it with the added caveat that I want to be completely in the green on my credit card balances as well. I dug myself into something of a hole while I was out of work at the beginning of last year, and I'm still doing my best to pay it down. So the goal is two-fold: pay down my accumulated debt (besides student loans), and invest/save the rest.
Road trip to Colorado. This has been on the agenda for a while - my buddy Emma and I have blocked off almost two weeks in June to go on a National Park/Rocky Mountain extravaganza and I am PUMPED.
Open a Roth IRA. Need I say more?
Run a 5k. This one has also been on my list before - my dad and I have committed to running a 5k together this year. We both got new running shoes and everything.
Four exercise programs. Doesn't matter which, I just want to stick to something new and try some different styles of working out over the course of the year.
Read 52 books. This one does actually average to a book a week, but I don't think I'll have too much difficulty accomplishing it.
Launch Back Up For Grabs. This one is actually already done! My friend and I started a Survivor rewatch podcast. You can find us on Spotify and iTunes if you're interested.
Increase blog and Instagram content for lexdesk, and thus increase reach. I don't know that lexdesk will ever be monetized, but I do think me posting consistently will be a big step in the right direction.
What are some of your 2022 goals?