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Woo boy… 2017 was a real humdinger. Let’s talk a little bit about my original goals set back in January 2017. I had such big plans, but it all went crazy when I had to move and got divorced, etc. My entire life transformed into something I never expected. A majority of my 2017 resolutions weren’t relevant after May.
That meant adjusting and tackling the changes head on.
1. Pay off the cars.
This did not happen. My financial life somewhat fell apart in the latter part of this year. I won’t recap the whole situation, but you can read about the third quarter to learn how my finances went crazy after the divorce. I have moved a lot of debt around to pay the least amount of interest possible. This is working well, and I have a positive outlook for 2018.
My big financial goal for 2018 is to pay off the Terrain and my USAA credit card. I wasn’t able to pay the Terrain down to $11000, but it is under the $14000 mark. I know I can pay it off in 2018.
2. Buy a house.
The house is a no-go. The housing market is out of control here and I am glad we didn’t buy. That would have made the divorce a lot more complicated.
3. Finish my CCAF.
Got it! I finished the HR course at Community College of Aurora, and as soon as the credits transfer, it will be official. I am really excited to have it out of the way.
4. Earn A’s in my nursing pre-reqs.
Yassssss! I am finished with my nursing prerequisites and I earned A’s in all of them!
5. Complete my 2017 reading list.
FAIL. However, I did make some great progress on my list over the Christmas break. You can read all my book reviews here. I have big plans for 2018. I’m setting the highest goal yet, plus trying to catch up on all the years I failed (hello 2016 and 2017 leftovers). I think my time for reading will increase, especially if I don’t get into the NECP.
6. Be smarter with my time.
The last six months were not great for time management. Still, I think 2017 as a whole was successful. I tried to live with intention and purge unnecessary items.
7. Take one big vacation with Mike.
Mike and I took a trip for our anniversary in May, but it was in the midst of me wanting a divorce, so it wasn’t great.
8. Purge more junk.
I’m about purged out. There’s little else I can purge. I’ve actually been addressing my wardrobe situation and making a point to buy high quality, classic pieces. It’s been a healthy transition.
9. Get a 90 on my PT test.
I got a 94.7! Now I do not have to test again until next October!
10. Spend more time outdoors.
This was a win. I spent a lot of time outdoors this year, and it was great.
That was my year. 2017 is a wrap. Soon, I’ll be making my goals for 2018 and I can’t wait to share them with you! How was your year?