Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Goals - How did I do?

On this last day of 2013, I wanted to check back on how I did on my 2013 goals. As you see, I posted three goals. Here is how I did!

(1) PHR exam - I did not complete this goal. I even bought some study guides. However learning a new job quickly took over as a 2013 professional goal. I'm recommitting to this goal for 2014. So much so that I listed it on my self-appraisal at work. Yikes. Nothing like telling your boss that lights a fire under you!

(2) Attend a fundraiser - Check! In March, we attended a fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

(3) Be more intentional/acts of kindness - Check! I think this will always be a goal of mine. This was a continuation from 2012. Here are some of the things I did to meet this goal:

    • Volunteered to edit and revamped several friends' resumes (Both IRL and Twitter friends)
    • On being intentional with my time - I joined the Junior League of Jacksonville in August. I have really enjoyed learning about the organization, spending time with other women who have a spirit of giving back to the community and participating in various volunteer activities.
    • Baking for my co-workers on their birthdays
    • Helping out a busy friend by wrapping her family Christmas presents
    • Participating in a Seven Project bible study - The food, possessions and media areas were big lessons in intentionality for me.
    • Started blogging on fiscal responsibility, helping me to be more intentional about where our money goes
    • Increased philanthropy, which I shared here
Still finalizing my 2014 goals. Nothing like a little procrastination to start the year!

Happy New Year!!


  1. You've done a great job Natalie! I know I certainly appreciate all you resume advice!

  2. Hooray for 2013! I love, love, love your intentionality and acts of kindness. You have inspired me so much over the past year and I look forward to 2014 being another amazing year with you!

  3. Yay to you and your goals. I love being in Junior League, so I am glad to hear you're enjoying it also. And, I'd love to have your reviewing eyes on my resume if you have time. I remember how you helped me with work/career dilemmas when I was still writing at my other blog!
    xoxo - Natalie