I’ll be honest when I say that I am a major goal maker. I find it to be so motivating and I love focusing on the end result. Tyler is a bit more nonchalant with goals in that he will have them but not be as structured or organized with them as me. He’s more of the one that would have his goals floating in his head but no straight way to get to it.
I think bringing the two of our personalities together is helpful to balance each other out. Otherwise I just get overwhelmed on my own and he’s not focused on his own.
When we sat down to discuss some of our upcoming year goals, we realized that both of us had pretty good ones in our minds already!
Jordan & Tyler combined goal:
- Pay off the remainder of our debt –> We will both be honest when we say that even though we make great money, we have most definitely fallen into the trap of society. It was “fun” to spend our hard earned money and have things to show for it in terms of materialistic items. But we have had enough and don’t want to live that way. We have both always loved Dave Ramsey, but now is the time to fully focus on his advice and plunge in. We’re SO close to moving to baby step three we can taste it. It will happen in 2019! As Dave says, “live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else!”
- Finish Instrument Rating –> Tyler started this at the end of 2018 in mid-December and has goals to complete by March before planting season begins.
- Get back up to running 5 miles –> Such a simple one but it’s honestly been awhile since I’ve ran over 2-3 miles and I miss it. There’s something about 5 miles that I crave.
- Read 19 books –> Each year I try to read the amount of books for the last 2 digits of the year. Last year I exceeded my goal and actually read 20 so 19 should be a piece of cake again. I finally got a membership to the library to save money (note: our first goal listed above ;)). Reading really is a great pastime of mine, I just want to keep working hard on reading often. I have already started my first book of the year, Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich (her books are hilarious). My next two will be A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell (a fellow Iowan) and then probably a James Patterson book.
- Do at least one continuing education course –> I have a lot of interests from exercise to health coaching to Human Resources so I’ve got a lot of options on what I can do here. I haven’t decided yet!