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2023 Goals

2023 Goals: Reflection is often something I forget to do, but it is so important when taking into account your personal goals.

In 2022, I wanted to do everything and anything. I started off strong because I had the Christmas break to plan. But once I reached the end of February, I didn’t have a plan anymore. I tried to make a list of things to create on the weekends, but I overwhelmed myself. I wasn’t able to complete all of these half-planned out ideas.

I was very ambitious in 2022, but I let a few things fall off my plate. I also got really depressed by the end of summer and I wasn’t creating anything at all. I was so burnt out. I kept comparing myself to others (comparison is the thief of joy) and didn’t think I could stack up.

I couldn’t find joy in anything. I was having an existential crisis. I lost all interest in everything and had not motivation. I wasn’t sleeping and then I got sick for over a month.

In the fall, I decided to remove some of my goals. I just flat out said no, thank you. I started focusing on what makes me happy in the every day. I found some energy in November to start writing again, but I gave myself some rest in December. I had time to relax. I bought a new Nintendo game before Christmas and played it a lot over the break.

I had to learn to not be so hard on myself. And I had to relearn to take care of myself.

2023 Goals

  • Write 5 blog posts per month
  • Read 50 books
  • Drink 1 gallon of water each day
  • Complete each month iFit Challenge
  • Pay off truck note
  • Take at least 3 3-day weekend trips with the dogs
  • Increase LTK by 10%
  • Gain two more clients

2023 Goals: Word of the Year


If you bring clarity to a situation, you help people see what really happened by clearing up misunderstandings or giving explanations. Sometimes people talk about having moments of clarity when suddenly everything about a particular situation or even about life itself comes into focus.

“Sharp memory recall, quick thinking, and unclouded judgment are all part of mental clarity,” Maggie Wooll, BetterUp.com

Since I was overwhelming myself with all of my goals, I was exhausting myself mentally. I was also working out like crazy and I was exhausting myself physically, too. I had no energy to give others or myself. I have to remember to build in breaks and allow myself to rest and reset.

For my 2023 goals, I am taking the time I need to plan and create, which is why I posting this on January 10. I don’t want my work to be subpar or “do it just to get it done”. And I don’t want to post at the whim each day.

For 2023, I want to focus on the clarity to make sure my life is organized and I feel in control.

Do you have a word of the year? Let me know in the comments below!


Read: A Review of My #22in2022 Goals


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Katie Kinsley

Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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Katie Kinsley is a Texas-based digital marketer and aspiring influencer. This is a lifestyle blog focused on Katie’s work-in-progress life. She’s focused on creating joy in the everyday, sharing adventures throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth (and the world), and empowering women to find their confidence — all in her unique unfiltered style.
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