I’m enjoying a few quiet days at my parents’ home in North Carolina before heading back home to DC and back to work & to the demands ‘real world.’ This week, I’ve been intentional in taking the time to relax, organize, reflect, plan, and dream, especially as 2015 quickly approaches. I love this week between Christmas and New Year’s: not only am I able to be on vacation & spend time with loved ones, but I have ample time to get things back in order after the wonderful chaos of the holiday season + the end of 2014. For now, I will take a look back at 2014 and all that it held, as it was a truly wonderful year on so many levels.
For a complete list of my goals from 2014, click here – it’s so fun to see what I was able to accomplish and cross off my list! I’ll definitely be sharing many of my 2015 goals in the coming days, but I wanted to reflect on what worked – and what didn’t work so well – for me in 2014. All in all, it was a year of lots of fun changes and growth, especially immersing myself in the wedding industry more and more.
What didn’t work in 2014:
1. I did not find time to exercise/regularly schedule time to work out/commit to a routine
2. With all of the travel, I did not attend church as regularly as I would’ve liked
3. I need to continue finding a balance with incorporating wedding work into my already busy schedule
4. I often found myself in a rush/hurry or lacking patience
5. I didn’t connect personally with as many wedding professionals as I would have liked
6. I am still itching to attend Making Things Happen
7. While I did travel extensively, I did not travel abroad – something I am yearning to do again
8. I did not love others (family, friends, colleagues, strangers) as selflessly as I could have
9. I ate out too often/indulged in too many happy hours (the plight of young professionals in DC, I suppose…)
What I accomplished in 2014:
1. I launched Stephanie Scholl Events, launched an Etsy Shop, planned weddings, assisted on a styled shoot, and continued blogging about 3-4 times a week!
2. I read the New Testament from start to finish
2. I learned calligraphy at a wonderful workshop
3. I was able to travel tons (I probably traveled 1/2 of the weekends of the year!)
5. I am grateful I hit my savings goal & didn’t spend on myself for two months
6. Gave generously at Christmas, a challenge I loved
7. I attempted to balance work, life, seeing friends, wedding work, etc
8. I was blessed to volunteer often, if not regularly
10. I took some definite leaps of faith/putting my trust in the Lord
11. Connected with family and friends – near and far
12. Focused on gratitude and joy daily (focusing on living in the moment, daily devotional + Bible reading, gratitude journal, and more)
And there were plenty more great things & areas of growth/change about 2014, for sure – this is just a review of some definite highlights!
All in all, 2014 was a really interesting year; a great one! I am so thankful for all of the loving and encouraging people in my life, the ways in which I stepped outside of my comfort zone, for the Lord who provides, the lessons I learned, the incredible memories made, the fun times had, the wedding and celebrations… and for a new year with even more dreams and goals!
Check back soon for my 2015 goals…
And if you’ve done a year in review post, or would like to share how your 2014 was, please do share!
7 thoughts on “A Look Back: 2014 Goals”
I’d say that’s a pretty wonderful year! I’m so impressed and proud of you for making your dreams happen!
Thanks, Bridgie! It definitely helps when you have the best family in the world by your side!!
It’s been so inspiring to see you grow your wedding planning business, blog, and Etsy site. I think 2015 is going to be a big year for you, Steph! xoxo
Thanks for the super sweet words, Trisha! I’ve loved seeing your blog (and photos! wow!!) grow, too!! Miss ya-
Love seeing how others reflect on their years! It sounds like it was an amazing, fulfilling year for you!!
It was, indeed! Thank you for the kind words, Emily!!