Did I Hit My Goals for 2019?

About a year ago, I put my goals for 2019 down on this website.  Now that 2019 is officially coming to a close, it’s time to review my goals and see if I hit my goals for the year.

Increase My Net Worth by $100,000– Yes, I hit my goal for the year.  Basically I want to increase my net worth every year by at least $100k each year.  For 2019, I increased my net worth by a little over $175,000.  I’m working towards getting to$2million by 2024.

Increase My Dividend Income to $28,000– Yes, I hit my goal for the year.  I actually passed $29,500 for an YOY increase of over 12%.

Reduce Wasteful Spending– I’ll say no to this goal.  My total expenses increased by about 11% for the year.  While I wanted to reduce wasting money on dating for the year, which I did, I spent money on myself for the first time in a while.  So instead of spending my money on trying to date someone, I ended up buying camera equipement, a new TV, and tools and some other crap.  I’m trying to think of what my expenses will look like for 2020, and I anticipate a pretty substantial drop, as I’ve pretty much given up on trying to find someone.

Here is my open mic stand up routine about dating…

Get Over a Broken Heart-About 75% there.  This had taken a toll on me when it happened suddenly out of no where.  Only made worse by having her come back in my life only to completely disappear on me.  I had spent a lot of 2018 questioning what happened and how could someone think so little of me that they would just disappear on me.  There was no closure.  At least I didn’t drunk text her at all for the year, although I sent her just a sober happy birthday text.  For most of the year, things were fine, but reminders started happening in August and continued through November.  It started with a former coworker asking if she came back, then constant friend suggestions on facebook popping up, even my investment account reminding me to check my beneficiaries.  Yep, she’s my beneficiary.  I set her up as my bene a while back and she doesn’t even know.  Just wanted her to be taken care of and pay off her student loans, if I got hit by a car one day while riding my bike.  I’m almost there as the time is passing by and the memories are slowly fading.  Not really dating much has helped, as I don’t mentally compare my date to her.

Leave Work For Good– This one is a mixed bag.  I don’t count my 4 hour per week 6 months a year city softball gig work, it’s more play time that I get paid a little to do.  I did leave my full time job back in June 2019.  They made it hard to leave.  In the months leading up to me leaving, I was offered a supervisor position and a $20,000 pay raise.  Had I needed to work, I would have taken it and put up with the work.  Luckily I don’t need to work, so I eventually left.  Even leaving, they tried to make it difficult.  We arrived on a mutually beneficial agreement.  I can work a few months out of the year on a part time basis for the same pay.  Basically, I work a big boy job 3.5 months on a part time basis.  I currently have 2.5 months left to work.  Best part, the weather pretty much sucks everywhere right now, so I might as well make a little money.  When the weather gets better, I can hit the road and travel.

Get Back in Shape– Yes. I dropped about 25 pounds that I had put on in the last 2 years.  Partially I had become depressed from my failed relationship, causing me to stop taking care of myself, but also working full time and being exhausted after work to go and exercise.  Shortly after leaving work, I started back at lifting weights and training for my triathlon.  I went to a happy hour after leaving work and the girls were shocked to see I had packed on some muscles.  I ended up getting to my old self and cutting my weight for my full ironman triathlon.  I signed up for an ironman in 2017 to focus on something after my relationship failed.  I ended up having to delay it into 2019.  I am happy to say that I completed a full 140.6 mile ironman triathlon on November 24th after getting prepared for it in 4 months.  Now, I am currently lifting weights to pack on about 10-15 pounds of muscle, running a little, biking, and have taken up boxing.

Build the Site Back Up– I failed at this.  I pretty much lost interest in it.  I have an offer to sell the site and think about doing that.  Ad revenue has slowed down along with traffic.  I just had to take some time for myself and needed a break from things.

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my work towards my goals.  While I didn’t hit every goal, I feel like I made good progress even to the ones I didn’t achieve.

Writing down your goals is a good step towards trying to commit to them.  What goals did you have in 2019 and did you make your goals?

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