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A Review of 2016 Goals

I started this year with many goals. I narrowed them down in March when I realized that my life needed to have order. I wanted to write things down to ensure that I never lost sight of the fact of what I was working towards.

So, I ended up with 8 goals that I wanted to accomplish in 3 years. My therapist laughed and said it’s supposed to be 3 goals in 3 years or 10 in 5 years. What can I say? I’m an overachiever. Here’s where I stand.

  • Pay off debt (car loan, student loans, credit cards)
  • Save (emergency fund, savings and retirement)
  • Buy a house
  • Pledge a sorority
  • Get a better job
  • Go to graduate school
  • Join my undergraduate alumni association
  • Find love


  1. Pay off debt (car loan, student loans, credit cards). Well, I’m not where I want to be, but realistically speaking it’s only been about 7 months. I’ve paid off some credit cards and I’m trying to reduce my debt. This is a work in progress.
  2. Save. I’ve been saving. Not much, but I now have a savings. I’m making progress. I have a long way to go, but I’m learning.
  3. Buy a house. This is a definitely my end goal. Preparation is the key. Still working on this one and it will stay my goal.
  4. Pledge a sorority. Yep, it was my dream to be a part of sorority life in college, but it never happened and God granted me the opportunity to be a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. It was a  process and I’m thankful that I persevered through the process. I have 5 other women that were part of the process with me and a whole lot of new sorority sisters.
  5. Get a better job. Yes! God allowed me to get a new job in June where I’m in management. I have my own team of 5. I just extended an offer to my new person and we are waiting for him to start in a couple of weeks. I love my job and I’m thankful for the opportunity.
  6. Go to graduate school. I still want to do this. I hope to be able to attend grad school in the fall of 2017, but this is so exciting for me. All while working full-time, writing this book and raising Munch.
  7. Join my undergraduate alumni association.  Yes, I did that. I haven’t attended any events yet because of my hectic schedule, but now that things are slowing down I’m excited and will be getting involved and bringing Munch along so he can witness my Terp pride and understand that others should Fear the Turtle!
  8. Find love. Woohoo! Won’t HE do it ya’ll? I have been blessed to have a relationship with an incredible man who supports and encourages the heck out of me. He loves me! Yep and I love him. I’m excited that God allowed him to come into my life and just love me in a good old fashioned and healthy way.

So, that’s it folks. As you can see, I’m whittling through my goals which I will carry forward into 2017. I’ll keep sharing them with you. What goals have you created for 2017?


  1. Yes, girl! YES!! So proud of you and your goals and your accomplishments! Looking forward to cheering you all on in 2017! I’m here for all of this! Keep up the awesome work!

    My husband is a proud Terrapin! I’m a Retriever! Fam is Fam is Fam!


  2. fantastic!!! I love your list…great aspirations. I just wrote a blog today about goals, plans, intentions and resolutions…..my list isn’t very long, but it’s all then things I love to do….I’m getting old, I gotta make it easy LOL.

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  3. Ok, let me ask you….do you struggle to save for a vacation with Munch? I do with my son’s and it kills me…kills me! It’s especially rough when teammates go to Barcelona THEN are planning a trip to Paris! Wtf?? Good job on the other goals achieved so far! Here’s to us saying we accomplished 2017 goals in 2018!

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    1. Absolutely. I’m trying to figure out where we are going to go this year and how much can I afford to spend. It definitely won’t be to Barcelona or Paris because he has a trip to Canada next year with his 4th grade class. I’m going to take him to Niagara Falls and hopefully Florida.

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  4. Congrats on meeting some of your goals this year! I probably have a long list too but I guess the main ones on my mind are

    1) Be debt-free by my birthday
    2) Find a few side jobs to help with #1
    3) Write a business plan for my blog (FINALLY… lol)
    4) Write for 5 publications and collab with 5 bloggers this year.
    5) Eat something healthy with every meal (kinda failing already but I can get back up lol)
    6) Exercise 30 minutes, 3 days a week starting in the Spring
    7) Stay consistent with my blog
    8) Going to at least 2 blogging-related events

    And that’s it for now. I’m sure there are more but that’s a good start. I’m exhausted just looking at it. lol


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