For the past bunch of years I’ve done an annual recap and goal commitment (or…goal), and this year is no different. 2019 was a wild one for me. Things that I did:
- Started a new job with Traliant as their Senior eLearning Developer;
- Helped Traliant win Best Video Solution at Learning Solutions 2019;
- Had knee surgery; and
- Delivered several workshops and sessions.
Now, let’s see how I did with my 2019 goals:
- Slow down and
enjoy the present; –I’m not great at this. There’s a theme. Have knee surgery to repair the torn meniscus;– Had microfracture surgery in July to repair busted cartilage and a torn meniscus
- Rehab the knee and then return
to a maintaining a consistent exercise schedule;– Still doing this; the road to recovery is longer than anticipated. I’m in a nice fancy brace for the next 13 months
- Make additional dietary changes (maybe get rid of dairy?); and – Definitely did not do this
- Hit the cottage at least four times for
max relaxing.– We only got here ONCE this year….waaaah!
- WORK LESS; – NOPE! Definitely did not do this.
Work smarter – implement processes that will make my work-life easier and more efficient;– Not really a process, but I did finally hire an accountant and it was glorious. Hire an accountant (something that I’ve been long overdue for);– See above! Maintain relationships with my existing clients;– Done! I worked with one primary client outside of my regular work. Invest in sprucing up the blog;–DONE! I had my bestie, Erin, do this at the start of 2019, and AMEN!
- Blog reg
ularly;and – I published, on average, 2.67 posts per month.
- Continue to grow
Sprout E-Learning.– Also kinda sorta; Many folks signed up for existing courses, but I was unable to push out additional courses because I need clones.
Now, my goals this year are pretty practical and light. They’re a bit repetitive, but this year I’m trying to take some of the pressure off myself.
- Continue my knee recovery and get back to consistent exercise;
- Cut out gluten, despite my love of pizza, for the sake of my migraines;
- Plan an epic vacation with my husband; and
- Hit the cottage at least 4 times.
- Give myself permission to say no and not feel guilty about it/reduce pressure;
- Speak at, or participate in, at least 3 conferences;
- Read at least 4 industry-related books;
- Participate regularly in industry chats (e.g., lrnchat or guildchat);
- Blog regularly; and
- Continue to grow Sprout E-Learning.