Guess what you guys we made it 6 months!!! Pat yourself on the back because 2020 has been one hell of a rollercoaster thus far! We have experienced a pandemic, an economic downturn, racial profiling, and police brutality. I thank God for my life, health, mental sanity, strength, and for each of you reading this. So this check-in is a recap for myself to make sure I stay on track and continue to hold my self accountable for reaching my goals despite the distractions of the world.
So let's begin, I turned 30 exactly 6 months and 4 days ago lol
I made a list like I do every year of things I want to do for my birthday. This year 30 for 30 list was different. This list was PERSONAL, this list was everything my future self would THANK ME for, this list made up for a lot of the MISTAKES I made in my 20’s. To remind you all I’m going to drop the list below.
Life insurance policy separate from my job
Retirement account separate from my job
Savings account at credit union
Real estate license/certified interior designer
Purchase some land
Pay off all credit card debit
Increase my salary
Start teaching again
Transition out of my current position into my career field
Attend three conferences
Three speaking engagements
Host 4 Brunch with Brittany’s
Lose 25 lbs. and maintain the weight loss
Launch my podcast
Monetize my blog
Read two books a month
Walk 7 miles a week
Visit my friends and family more
Finish my back tattoo
Lose 25 lbs and maintain the weight loss
Completely cut beef and pork out of my diet
Learn how to swim
Go to the beach
Stay Obedient to God’s will
Today I’m checking in to let you know what I’ve accomplished, what I’m still working on, and what hang-ups I’ve had along the way. Now please know these accomplishments have not come without a lot of sacrifices, hard work, and struggle. Especially during these trying times, we are facing in the world today. I’ve personally been sick and on self-isolation but it never got me down or made my FAITH WAIVER. To date I have accomplished the following:
I have whole life insurance outside of my job.
A Living Will
Attended a Title IX conference
Hosted 2 Brunch with Brittany’s
Went to the Beach 🏖
Opened a savings account at a credit union
Paid off two credit cards
Started Dissertation Consulting (my first client defends his dissertation on July 8th)
Visited my family (I spent a whole week with Baby Karter)
Increased my service to the community
Established The Holloman Foundation, Inc.
Increased my salary (Thank you Jesus for Increase)
I have done 15 Speaking Engagements
I pray more and I am Obedient to God's Will
And my podcast will launch in a few weeks ( The Sit Down)
That’s a lot and I’m going to celebrate myself! But I will be the first one to say its still a lot I need to accomplish. During the rest of my time at home, I will continue to work hard, prioritize my time, seek God, drink water, and mind my business. During this time I have struggled, with my weight, worrying less, and saving money. The spirit of procrastination has delayed my book and COVID-19 has stopped a few other things. But I'm still pushing through.
I hope that each of you has been able to accomplish at least some of your goals during these first 6 months. If not it's ok. Refocus, prioritize and tell yourself its GO TIME!!!!!
P.S. a friend of mine asked me what made this year different. I simply told her I decided I wasn't going to miss out on anything else by not doing my part. The days of faith without work are dead for me. I refuse to let 30 pass me by with a bunch of shoulda, woulda, couldas!!!! Now tell me what made this year different for you?