Wow. We are more than halfway through the year of 2020. It is safe to say that 2020 has been a heck of a ride. I started off 2020 with high hopes and dreams, feeling like it was going to be the best year ever. And here we are in August, still in quarantine for the most part.
Today, I wanted to talk to you about goals. I don’t think I have actually ever sat down and reevaluated my goals for the year until the New Year starts creeping up. I typically just go through the motions, but not today boo!
Let’s have a look at how far we’ve come in 8 months.
Well, grab your cup of Joe … or drink of choice. Let’s chat.
Wow, just wow! When it comes to my religion, I hold it very dear and near to my heart. It is something that has always been important to me even in times in my life where I put it on the back burner. Even when I did that, Allah was always on my mind. God never left me.
I am happy to say that I am keeping up with my prayers. Now there are days when I miss, but for the most part your girl is on it. I even read the entire Quran during Ramadan a couple of months ago which has been on my goal list, for at least the last 6 or 7 years!
Prayer really works, so yeah, I am totally just happy with the progress that I have made. There are some things that I need to work on like not missing a prayer regardless of what I have going on and just some small personal demons your girl needs to work on. Like eliminating drinking, COMPLETELY!
PROTECT MY PEACE
Your girl has really been out here protecting her peace this year! Crowning myself and letting it be known that I am worthy. Learning to say no, there’s definitely room for improvement. I’ve learned that if I am inconvenienced, the only person I should be upset with is myself, because I said yes. With that being said, I am really happy with life right now and pray that I continue to protect my peace.
DATE NIGHTS WITH HUBBY
Ha ha ha, so the fact that we are in quarantine hasn’t helped much. If Babe and I hang out it typically involves Ash, another couple, or a group of friends. Those outings are considered our date nights. Mo is all about going with the flow and not making it a big deal, but I like to have things planned. There are places I want to go with him where it’s just the two us. So yeah that is something that definitely needs some work. Any suggestions?
BE MORE PRESENT WITH ASH.
Yikes. I still don’t think I give him enough. I am trying to find that balance where I can live my life and bond more with Ash. Mom guilt is heavier than before, but I don’t regret the things I do for myself. Like working out, going out with friends, or dropping him off with his grandma, but I 100% feel that pang of guilt. I am still navigating motherhood, so I’m working on finding that balance.
My husband said I wasn’t going to be able to do it and I’m not saying he is right, but I have only read 3 out of 15 books so far. I purchased the Little Fires Everywhere book, but I have only gotten to chapter 3, so I’m definitely going to work on finishing up the book, and SOON! I can do this.
RUN A 9 MINUTE MILE.
Now this right here!!!! I’m actually at a 10 min 42 sec mile and the beginning of the year I was at 12 minutes 1 sec, so yeah that’s coming baby! I just need to start running again. You have 4 months Sims!!!!!! Let’s go.
SEIZING THE DAY
I have my days where I take advantage of not having anything to do, but I’m still a huge procrastinator. For example, instead of sitting in the bed catching up on the latest Netflix series, I could either be studying for my CPT or working on content. I am working on creating a schedule on my to do list, so this happens less frequently
GROWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
I am still working on my consistency, but you know let me take a moment to give myself a hand clap! I started this Coffee with Sims series and I have yet to flop on it. I know that being consistent will result in more growth and success.
I definitely have grown on social media, but this is not where we stop putting in work. I have plans on posting at least 130 more post on Instagram before the end of the year, meaning I should have a total of 800 posts by December 31, 2020 and then I want to write 20 more blog posts as well (so now 19!)
BE ON TIME
I mean, I really haven’t been going anywhere since we’re in quarantine. Though, my family and I went to go visit our friends … we were definitely like 2 hours late. And that is because, I didn’t say no to someone, which in turn inconvenienced myself! Which takes me back to learning to say no! Learning to manage my time better and plan ahead is something that needs some attention.
VOLUNTEER + COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Nonexistent! I really need to find something, even if it is virtually. I’ll be on the lookout, but if you know of anything please reach out to me.
SAY GOODBYE TO FOMO
I have learned to sit down and stop being on the go so much. I hope I can keep this same energy once things go back to normal, if they ever do.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT + FINANCIAL STABILITY + SELF DOUBT
I went into this year wanting to become my best self. I kept going back and forth on which career path I wanted to take. I thought by 30 I would surely have every single thing figured out and on track. If you read Stuck in a hard space, then you would know I decided to focus mainly on a career in the fitness industry and I didn’t care if my husband didn’t agree. As long as he supported me, I was happy.
I am not saying the fitness industry is not for me, but I quickly realized that it couldn’t be my sole source of income. I went back to looking for a job probably 2 or 3 weeks after I thought I had it figured out. It was rejection after rejection, I thought I found something, but they rescinded their offer due to COVID.
It was hard applying to jobs during COVID, because you would either see the same jobs constantly or get those automatic rejection letters via email.
April rolls around and I’m just still steadily applying. I finally come across a company that is fitness related and definitely well known. I had my first interview in May and this was one thing that I prayed for during Ramadan, like HEAVY!
Anyways, let’s just say that 5 interviews later, I LANDED THE JOB! I did it. This helped me realize that I do deserve better. I am capable of more. I will be able to save money and pay off debt. I’ll just be in a damn better space all around.
This made me realize that I am making strides towards my goals. Sometimes the path to those goals doesn’t play out exactly how you expected, so it’s important to remain flexible, adjust, and not give up. I am getting there, so that is why I wanted to reflect. Now I can make a game plan to really attack and accomplish my goals. I highly suggest you do the same thing as well.
Have you accomplished any of your 2020 goals? Share with me below, we have 151 days to really get after it.