COVID19 Goals life

Day 108: Midyear Goals Update

July 1, 2020

Books Read: 20 (Interestingly, my goal for the year is 40! So I guess I’m on track.)

Headspace Sessions: 83 (830 minutes)

Workouts: 98 hours / 157 miles (and almost none since March!) / 152 days with some workout logged out of 182 days, or 83%. Completion of one half marathon (January!), 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and exactly half of 80 Day Obsession as of today!

Monthly mani/pedis: Lol. Well, Yes through March. Then I did my own in May. Need to get back on this. I am planning on ordering a kit from Olive & June (very effective Instagram sales tactics).

Savings: When you look at actual expenditures our savings rate looks . . . well, pretty amazing. We saved 51% of our take home pay since January (and that is after maxing out 403b x 2 and 457 x 2). But, some of that savings is actually earmarked towards future purchases or to go into 529s, so it doesn’t really count. Biggest spending categories by far: our nanny (33% of the spending) and then rent (21%).

If I actually look at dedicated savings of gross income, we are at ~25% though I expect the end-of-year-number to be higher. Plus we managed to rebuild our emergency fund after decimating it to sell our home. This is one bright spot of this year. The main expenses lowered by the pandemic are travel (duh) and kids’ activities. I don’t expect that the latter will go back up to prior levels when this is all over (someday . . . ) but I guess we will see.

Blog posts written: 152. OMG.

Podcast episodes aired: 26 BOBW. Plus the first 3 episodes of Best Laid Plans are recorded! Working on intro / logo / etc.

Other 2020 non-work goals accomplished: Upgrade bras/underwear, get one perfect pair of new jeans (they just need to be hemmed), start routine of Sunday dinners, get car cleaned, spend 48 hours screen free, be a guest on a podcast that I enjoy, do a 1-day self retreat.

Honestly . . . pretty good given a pandemic.

Back half of 2020 . . . here we come.

(Is it bad that I’m already plotting planner choices for 2021? Ha!)


  • Reply Katie Forrest July 1, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I spy the work bag goal – can I recommend Mia Tui? So good and reasonably priced! I have one and it stores my laptop, my big EC notebook, Hobonichi AND zips!

  • Reply KA July 1, 2020 at 7:44 am

    What planners are you looking at?

    I just started my plum paper planner for the academic school year. I love looking at other options, but PPP works so well for me that I am scared to switch it up!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 1, 2020 at 9:19 am

      Ummm … better question is what planners am I NOT looking at 😂😂😂

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns July 1, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Way to go on your goals. You are killing it lady! I didn’t set goals this year as I was hoping we’d be adding to our family and I knew that would throw life off. And we are working towards that goal – baby boy will arrive in early December. So I am kind of glad I didn’t make any goals because it would have been hard to stay on track between COVID and being pregnant… Pregnancies are harder for me as I have RA and it does not behave during pregnancy… so yah. Not a lot of ‘rah rah I’ve done so much’ thoughts in my world but I am growing a baby while caring for a toddler in the middle of a global pandemic that has majorly disrupted life. So there’s that? One thing i do want to do is get caught up on my 2020 photo book. I do 2 months at a time typically, so I do Jan/Feb in March, Mar/Apr in May, etc. But I have done any months since the Jan/Feb block I did in March. So I need to get on that!

    • Reply Jessica July 1, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Lisa – just wanted to give a warm response to another mama with a chronic illness. I have type 1 diabetes, which was also a real drag during pregnancy. I don’t have anything to add other than I REALLY REALLY see you. Good luck!

      • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 1, 2020 at 6:44 pm

        Type 1 and pregnancy = SO HARD!!! My heart goes out to both of you.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 1, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Healthy baby boy = most important goal!!!!

  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) July 1, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    You are doing SO GREAT! I need to update Instagram on my actual goals – you all were WAY too generous. Ha!

  • Reply Cindy Smith July 23, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Any chance you are doing the Fashion post soon? Been looking forward to that…

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 23, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Yes! Soon 🙂

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