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Goals for 2020

As usual, I’m making three kinds of goals for 2020: blogs, personal, and travel. It is the same pattern I’ve used for a couple of years.

Goals for 2020: Blogs

1. Post regularly. I think I can aim to post twice every week on this blog, a weekly recipe on CookStyle if I don’t have more, and twice a week on Coffee&Books.

2. Vegan or Vegetarian restaurants, every other month. I used to put pubs in the annually goals, but this time I’m going to put veggie restaurants. I’ve already been to one, so it will be very easy to complete this goal.

3. Fun activities.I would like to share at least 3 fun activities I’m doing. I might mention them in the monthly round-up, but I don’t always blog about them. So, having it as a goal might change that.

4. Style & Beauty. Once a month might be a bit too much, last year I didn’t manage to do that. So I will aim for 8, but happy to share more, if I can.

5. Taste the World and Royal Recipes. I keep making unrealistic targets when it comes to my food blog, so this year I will make a small one: 7 recipes for Taste the World and 3 for the Royal Recipes series. A total of 10 should be easy to manage.

6. Reviews. I will continue with a monthly review this year too.

Goals for 2020

Goals for 2020: Personal

1. Exercise regularly.I tried last year to set up a goal to go to the gym 52 times and it was a struggle. I didn’t have the time when the gym was open or I was away. This year I plan to change that. I’m still aiming for 52 workouts, but I will not tie them to the gym. I can run in the park, exercise at home, try a new sport, or go to the gym. The only thing is that, to count, the workout should last for at least 30 minutes, if it is not high intensity.

2. Sew. I will try to make something for myself, like a top or nightgown.

3. Make 5 from 40 before 40 list. Last year I made 7! So I should manage to 5 without being too difficult. I don’t think I will be able to do everything on the list, but I plan to do as many things as I can. There are 18 more items on that list. I don’t have problems changing some items with better options, which are similar. Here is the list.

4. Read 100 Books. In the last three years I’ve read 88, 85, and 60. Now I’m going to try and get into three digits. It shouldn’t be that hard and I want the challenge. If I’m not reading 100, it will not matter though.

Goals for 2020: Travel

1. London.I go to London each year and I don’t want to miss it this year, so it is, again, on the list.

2. 15 new flags. In the last few years I’ve shared where I’ve been, so this year I plan to add 15 new flags on the map. Last year I’ve added many more, 31 in total, but that was before I started my studies. Most likely I will visit more of the south of England, as it would be easier to arrange an weekend away in that part of the country. I also plan to have more day trips to places closer to home, like north Wales.
Each year it gets harder and harder to add new flags, as I’m spending much of my time doing new things, but in the same locations. Unless we plan long holidays, like the one from last year in Scotland; but that is unlikely to happen this year.

Did you set up any goals for 2020?

16 Comment

  1. I love the layout of this post and the way the goals are set. It made me think about my own goals. I (as I’m sure many others did) said 2020 is going to be my year but I’ve let that fall by the wayside, using lockdown as an excuse, when there are so many things I could be doing. Certainly going to use this as inspiration and get cracking!

  2. That’s an impressive list of goals! Good luck with your plans! Looking forward to reading your book reviews, international and Royal recipes, and see photos of your travels too.

  3. I like how clear and precise your goals are! Like, clear numbers and definitions. My problem is usually making my goals too vague and/or broad so in the end, I can’t even say if I’ve completed them nor not 😅
    The only places I’ve been in the UK are London and Edinburgh, but I would love to come and travel around and see more of the smaller towns that aren’t major tourist destinations. So I’m looking forward to more posts about the different places you visit around the UK. 🙂 Good luck with everything!

  4. Amazing goals making here! I wish I’m that motivative as you! I have no plan yet but definitely making time with my kids!

  5. Your goals sounds interesting and achievable. If you’re making any day trips to North Wales then please let me know and we’ll have to meetup.

    I have set goals for this year but I’ve not posted them up yet. My main one is to learn Spanish.

    1. I will let you know. Good luck with your Spanish! Maybe we can chat in Spanish next time we see each other, something like: how are you, because I haven’t practice Spanish in a long while and I’m rusty. 🙂

      1. I didn’t know you speak Spanish! But yes we could try.I am able to read simple things but not sure about constructing sentences yet. I find I confuse French words!

  6. I’m glad you’re adding the veggie/vegan restaurants to your goals. Even if I can’t ever visit them, I enjoy seeing what I’m missing! 😉

    I’ve made it into the 90s before, but don’t think I’ve ever achieved 100 books in a year.

    Now that you’re in school again, I don’t know how you keep up with all you do!

    1. Many of the goals sound more time-consuming that they actually are. Also, having all three blogs help me write faster. A few years ago it would have been hard for me to write a long post of over 1,000 words in one go, but a few days ago I did, the Think about your food. This helps me at University, even if the style is different, obviously.
      I also love being active and I’m very precious about my time. If I don’t like a movie, I will stop watching it, if I don’t enjoy something I will not do it. It frees up time for other stuff.

  7. These are significant and ambitious goals, Anca — especially with Oxford on the table, too! Bravo for you to going for them. You might consider cross-posting (or at least linking as you sometimes do) your posts from the book and cooking blogs. I think those would also be of interest to your readers here who may not always have time to visit three different blogs. And it would help meet that goal of posting multiple times. I don’t think it’s a cheat — it just seems smart.

    1. I will keep that in mind, as my followers on this blog might not look at the other too, so a highlights kind of post might be very interesting indeed. Thank you for the suggestion. xx

  8. Good goals!

    I don’t have goals anymore, now I have a system that I follow. I eat clean, exercise, go to bed early, no alcohol etc. Then, for mental improvement, I get rid of bad habits. Chose one or two a year and work on them. It’s not so easy.

    Have a great year!


    1. Happy New Year Meli! Good luck with any other improvements you are aiming for. Also, thank you for your comment, I appreciate taking the time to write it.

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