2020: New Year, New Goals

In 2019, I spent some time reflecting on the previous year and setting goals for 2018. I enjoyed sharing them with you because I think it is incredibly valuable to write your goals down and to share them with others. I find it helps me stay accountable and I love looking back on the progress I made over the course of the year. I have never been fond of New Year's Resolutions because goal setting should not be a once a year event. I am however very fond of taking time at the beginning of the year to write down what goals I'd like to accomplish by this time next year and I would encourage you to do the same.

Peace Out 2019 ✌️

Last year, I said I wanted to bring back #delachat and I am proud to say that I hosted 9 chats last year! We are schedule to start the 2020 chats on Monday. I said I wanted to make moves towards my 6th degree black belt and at the end of December I submitted my application to test because I had fulfilled all the prerequisites. Lastly, I said I wanted to be more flexible and I am thrilled to share that I have added additional flexible seating and changed my outlook on 100% assigned seats. 

Here are a few of my top moments from 2019:

  1. I became an Apple Distinguished Educator! 2019 will forever be a year I remember as the year I was welcomed into the ADE family. This community has pushed me to try new things, encouraged me when I needed it, and continues to help me feel engaged and supported. I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings the ADE community. 
  2. Coached my mock trial team to the state finals! In my 7th year coaching high school mock trial, we competed in the championship round for the first time in state history. It was one of the most humbling, rewarding, and motivating days of my coaching career. I am so grateful to have a great co-coach and the best group of students to coach.
  3. Became debt free!  For the last several years, thanks to an introduction from some great friends, my husband and I have been reading Dave Ramsey and working on becoming debt free. We have both worked side hustles and spent 2019 prioritizing this goal. I know 2020 is going to be a great year with this burden gone. 
Bring On 2020 💪

I have had these on my mind for awhile now, so it feels really good to write them down and share them with you. 
  1. Earn my 6th degree black belt! This year I will celebrate 20 years in the ATA (American Taekwondo Association) and in July, will test for my 6th degree. This year will be about training hard and holding myself accountable because this goal is incredibly important to me. 
  2. Challenge myself professionally! I try to remind myself that leadership is an uncomfortable position and when I feel myself becoming comfortable, it is time to incorporate new challenges. I am looking forward to putting myself out there as a presenter again, diving into AR, and blogging consistently.
  3. Find more joy! Over the last several months I have found myself drained, exhausted, and not taking time to enjoy the things that make life the most wonderful. This year I am making a promise to myself to find more joy in each day and to schedule in time for the things that make me the most joyful (lazy days with my husband, weekends with my best friends, and traveling). 
I wish you the best 2020 has to offer and that when you come across a bump in the road that you may have a strong support system to help you continue on. 

Happy New Year!


  1. Congrats on the 2019 achievements. Your 2020 goals are inspiring!


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