Year in Review: 2019 & Goals for 2020

I’ve thoughts a lot about how I want to do this end of the year post because, honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas & the end of the year always makes me anxious.

At the end of every year I constantly feel as if I have not accomplished everything I set out to accomplish in the past year. & To add to it, there is a never ending list adding to the already hectic hustle and bustle of the season & it can kinda be a rough time.

However- I do always take time to reflect back on everything I did accomplish over the last year, where I fell short, where I want to go next year, and how to break down those goals into a plan, followed by the actions needed to see the results I want.

Here is my 2019 in review:

  • I traveled – a lot – in 2019, for work, play, weddings, and to visit friends and family. Here are all of the stops I hit along the way!
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Fort Walton Beach, FL
    • Big Talbot Island, FL
    • Mobile, AL
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Fourchon, LA
  • I lost and found love
    • my sweet angel, Raptor, passed away this summer- which basically ripped my heart out- but we were able to save Ollie from the Humane Society and he’s been a great pup to love on
  • At the beginning of 2019 I moved to Jacksonville, Florida and went on as many local adventures as possible! See below:
    • Brewhound
    • Jumbo Shrimp Baseball games
    • TopGolf
    • Jacksonville Art Walk
    • Hunter’s daycare concerts
    • Home & Patio Show
    • Jacksonville Zoo
    • Post Malone Concert
    • Florida v Georgia game
    • LSU Watch parties at Hurricanes
    • Jacksonville Symphony
    • Jacksonville Illumination
    • Jacksonville Beach Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
    • iFly Jax

I would say I’ve had a very eventful and full year. I definitely had some failures and set backs, but ultimately those failures and set backs motivated me to get clear on my goals and set intentions for the new year and figure out my why.

I now feel more clear than ever about what I want for myself, my business, my life, my relationships, and so much more.

How I made my goals for 2020

Okay, here’s the thing- I hate the word resolution, it’s too rigid for me.

I like to use the term goals, it’s more fluid and doesn’t keep you in a box (minus the goalie box LOL).

Over the last few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my goals for 2020. And I came up with *a pretty brilliant* way to break down different areas of your life, create goals, and then get specific on actions that you can do daily or weekly that will make those goals reality!

Break down your life into 8 categories: Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Occupational, Intellectual, Environmental, Financial, and Physical

Start big, with your over all goal, and then go micro until you have a daily or weekly action that will pull that goal into reality.

For example: my financial goal is to save more money- pretty vague, right?

So what I did to make it specific was researching IRA’s, Money Market Accounts, 401K’s, the works and setting a specific percentage that I would save from each paycheck or shoot I had.

Now my goal looks like this:

Financial: Money Market Account; Save (at least) 15% of every paycheck.

Make sense?

So here it is, the list you’ve been waiting for, MY GOALS FOR 2020

  1. Spiritual – meditate daily (10 minutes-headspace app)
  2. SocialPonte Vedra Women’s Club (1x/month)
  3. Emotional – Gratitudes Daily
  4. Occupational – Attend at least one Bridal Show as a Vendor
  5. Intellectual – Read 1 book per month
  6. Environmental – Device free for 30 minutes before bedtime
  7. Financial – Money Market Account; Save (at least) 15% of paychecks
  8. Physical – Yoga, stretch, walk, bike, Pilates, or TSC Body 3x a week

Be sure to let me know what goals you have planned for yourself in 2020 on my latest Instagram post!

xx Madeline

Author: Madeline VeZain Photography

Hey there! I'm Madeline. I'm a portrait photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida. I pride myself in providing an unforgettable portrait experience through outstanding customer care, top-notch knowledge and skill of photography, and always rocking a big smile!

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