2016 Goal List Results

It’s time to check in and see how I did with last year’s Goal List. I would say we did pretty darn well. I’m happy to report that so many of this list was checked off.


  • Buy a home and settle in
  • Buy an investment property (this was a pretty lofty goal, it’s more in the 10 year plan really)
  • Build back up our savings account

Personal Growth:

  • Lose the 10+ pounds I’ve held on to since last year. Work is really getting in the way of my workouts! I did get a standing desk last month, so hoping that helps.
  • Get a promotion or better job I got a promotion! I am so, so grateful!
  • Read at least 60 Books this year (I only made it to 32 this year, but with the busy year we had, I think that’s not too shabby)
  • Get Google Admin certified. I epic failed this one, but now I have a different cert I need to work towards my next promotion…

Travel & Family Adventures: We didn’t go all the places I wanted, but we had a lot of fun adventures.

  • Visit the Columbia Gorge
  • Go on at least one camping trip this summer
  • Take Piglet on the Zoo train
  • Explore the Japanese Tea Gardens in Portland
  • Hike Silver Falls
  • Visit Imagine Play in McMinnville (it closed before we could go, so sad!)
  • Take Piglet to OMSI (sis-in-law did this, but we’d like to go too!)
  • Teach Piglet how to swim

Home DIY & Crafts

  • Build mudroom closet
  • Whole house paint makeover
  • Build office desk (made over a Goodwill desk instead)
  • Paint kitchen cabinets white
  • Make Piglet a train room
  • Repaint the deck
  • Repaint the house trim

This year I have some great new goals:


  • Save up for an SUV or all wheel drive vehicle (used, preferably something that can handle all the rough weather we get up here)
  • Save for a family trip, ideally to the Gorge
  • Start contributing to our IRA accounts again

Personal Growth:

  • Get the lead promotion this summer when my manager retires
  • Get Project + Certification
  • Go to the Gym at least 2x per week, walk the dog, wrestle Piglet, or do a workout video on other days. Goal is to lose 10 pounds, but really just get back to feeling fit.

Travel and Family Adventures:

  • Visit the Gorge
  • Take a family trip, just the three of us, not to see family, but just for us
  • Visit our California family this summer
  • Hike Silver Falls

Home DIY & Crafts:

  • Build shed
  • Build porch swing
  • Build built in dressers or storage in master
  • Landscape the yard
  • Plant a garden