My Goals for 2020

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Hellllooooo 2020 ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

I can’t believe 2019 has come to an end and that we’re already 3 (!!!) days into the new year! So crazy! 2019 was an average year for me – I hit a majority of the goals I set for myself last year, Chris and I moved in together, there were some ups, there were some downs. Overall, it was a good year but I’m hoping 2020 will be a little bit more exciting!

While I am not one for making resolutions per se, I do love setting goals for myself. Long-term, short-term, small goals, large goals. And I am grabbing 2020 by the balls and setting alllllll the goals.

Pay Off My Credit Cards

My BIG goal of 2020 is to pay off all of my credit cards so I can focus on saving more money. I was doing pretty good but thanks to the holidays, I’m two steps behind and need to get. it. together.

Right now, I’m planning on tackling my credit card payments with the snowball method to make the process feel a little less daunting and you bet your bottom dollar I’ll be reporting back with exact numbers to *hopefully* help you pay yours off, too!

Read 24 Books

Last year, I sent a goal of reading one book per month to read a total of 12 books over the year. I ended up reading a total of 19 books so this year, I’m setting a goal of 24 books (2 books per month!) to keep things reasonable and not be disappointed if life gets in the way and I don’t do as much reading as I hoped.

Travel to 6 New Places

In addition to my 2019 goals, I also set 2019 travel goals and visited three out of the five locations (New York, D.C. & Salt Lake City) I wanted to visit, plus a few more. This year, I’m upping that number to six – five trips within the United States (Catskills, Charleston, Nantucket, Charlotte, and Denver) and one internationally!

I’ve never been out of the United States (unless you count the Bahamas and Canada) and really want to make international travel a priority this year.

Fingers crossed that a trip to London in 2020 happens ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Grow My Email List

This past fall, I launched a newsletter, which was super exciting! It had been on my to-do list for so long and it felt so good to finally cross it off. Having a place to share exclusive content, create more engagement around Hello, Her, and connect with others in a place that’s all mine has been amazing and I hope to continue growing my email list throughout the year to reach even more of you!

Get in Shape

Over the last year or so, I’ve gained a decent amount of weight and overall, I’m feeling pretty blah. With vacations coming up, friends getting married, and my overall confidence not where I want it to be, I really want to make eating healthier and getting more exercise a priority this year.

I’m actually teaming up with Forme Barre over the next few months and will be sharing more fitness content, some before and afters, and my fitness goals!

Start a Book Club

I actually mentioned this over on Instagram a few weeks ago, but something I’ve been itching to do and hope to put into action in 2020 is to start a book club!

I’ve always been a big reader and I’ve recently been sharing book content on Instagram and the blog over the last few months and I’m excited for it to continue! Reading is such a great way to meet new people, gain new insight on all different subjects, and not to mention, pull yourself away from technology for a bit.

I’m not sure what this book club will look like exactly but it’ll be a fun little project for me to tackle going into the new year!

What are your goals for 2020?

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  1. 1.3.20

    Great list! I highly recommend Scottโ€™s cheap flights emails to get notified on some good deals. With you being so close to nyc I bet you can find a great deal to Europe out of jfk easily! I just scored one to Paris for $288 out of jfk direct on delta. Such a steal!!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Jessica! I always forget about Scott’s Cheap Flights but the deals are so good – I’ll definitely be keeping a watchful eye on them over the next few weeks! Cheers to 2020!

  2. 1.5.20
    Lisa Autumn said:

    YAY so motivating girl! You got this!

    Lisa |

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Lisa! Cheers to 2020!

  3. 1.5.20
    Karly said:

    Such a great list of goals! If you need any help in the book recommendation department, let me know. ๐Ÿ™‚ A book club would be so fun!

    Just sayin’,

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Karly! I will definitely be coming to you for some book recs. Happy 2020!

  4. 1.6.20
    Katie said:

    I want to read & travel more in 2020 too! What great goals, Rachel!


    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      We got this!

  5. 1.6.20
    Rach said:

    These are all incredible and important goals to have! Reading more was my goals too and I think I’ve read the same amount of books! Go us! A book club sounds awesome, sign me up!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Rach! Isn’t reading one of the best hobbies? I love being able to take the time away from technology.

  6. 1.6.20
    Mariah said:

    You got this! Follow Airfare WatchDog on twitter. It definitely helps to find flight deals.

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks girl! Following them now!

  7. 1.6.20

    My goal is to also read 24 books! YAY to us. Starting a bookclub sounds so fun for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique |

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      YASSS we got this!

  8. 1.8.20

    Those are some solid goals for the year! Definitely have travel and fitness on my list. Cheers to crushing it this year!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Cheers to 2020!

  9. 1.8.20
    Lizzie said:

    I love how specific your goals are! These are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Traveling, getting in shape and growing my email list are on my list too!


    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Lizzie! I hope you crush your goals this year!

  10. 1.8.20
    Megan said:

    These are all such great goals! I need to get back to the gym myself. Hope you meet your reading goals!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Megan!

  11. 1.8.20
    Hillary said:

    I’m totally with you on the credit card train!! PS your place is so cute!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Credit cards will be the death of me, I swear! Thanks Hillary!

  12. 1.8.20
    Stephanie Whitman said:

    These goals are fantastic, and I know you’re going to crush them! That reading one, especially. I love seeing everything you’re enjoying on Instagram and here on your blog. Can’t wait to find out more recommendations, and maybe even take part in that book club? So fun! You’re gonna have an amazing 2020, I just know it!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks for being so supportive, friend!! SO excited to talk about books with you throughout the year and get some recommendations from you, too!

  13. 1.8.20
    Jessica said:

    I love that you want to travel more! Me too! Hard to do with little ones though. We are going to try to get to two new place this year!
    xo Jessica

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      You’ve got this! I can’t wait to see where you visit!

  14. 1.9.20
    Kileen said:

    These are such awesome goals! I hope you have a great and productive year!!

    cute & little

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Kileen! Cheers to 2020!

  15. 1.9.20
    Caitlin said:

    That’s a lot of books and such an awesome number to strive to read. I wish I could read that much but I barely find time to read the little I do, haha.

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      So many books, so little time, right?!

  16. 1.9.20
    Emily Wilkinson said:

    These are all such great goals! Congrats on a successful 2019 & hoping 2020 will be the same!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Emily!!

  17. 1.10.20
    Darleen said:

    Such good goals!! I like how the book club will help you achieve the reading the books. I want to join a book club! Paying off credits is the best feeling! I did itand now I only pay everything with cash so I donโ€™t fall into the trap again!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Love the cash tactic! I’m trying to do that now and hope that it helps!

  18. 1.14.20

    These are some great goals! And love that you’re grabbing 2020 by the balls!


    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Taylor!