Happy New Year! 2020 is going to be our year, I can feel it.
If you’re reading this, I love you! I really appreciate anyone taking the time to read my blog. Thank you.
I got inspired by a post by Colorado Chelsea in which she shared her blogging goals for 2020. What a great idea! So here I am, sharing my own blogging goals for the year.
Post Ideas for 2020
This year, I plan to post on the blog twice per month. Here are some ideas I’m going to write about this year:
Climbing Mt. Washington in January: This is located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire and is the highest peak East of the Mississippi. I am going to climb it in a few weeks, and it will be my second time doing it. At one point, this peak had record-breaking cold temperatures. So, while the mountain is not high enough to feel affects of altitude (it’s 6,288 feet), it is often used as training to get used to windy & cold conditions in preparation for climbing more serious mountains.
2017 Grand Canyon Visit: When I did my hike of the Zion Narrows in 2017 (which I posted about recently), I also visited The Grand Canyon. I pretty much just stood there and looked at it, so this will be a short post. 🙂
Glacier National Park Trip: Bart and I plan on traveling to Glacier National Park this summer! I am so excited, I’ve always wanted to go! I hope it works out and I can share my experience with you.
The Batona Trail: This is another past experience I plan to blog about soon. During the summer of 2018, Bart and I hiked the entire Batona Trail in the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. I *absolutely no NOT* recommend going near the Pine Barrens during the summer, for reasons that will soon become clear (hint, we were absolutely covered with a notorious blood-sucking insect during the entire hike).
Bart’s Denali Guest Post: Bart is climbing Denali with his dad in May! Denali is sometimes called Mt. McKinley. It’s located in Alaska, is the highest peak in North America, and is one of the 7 summits. Bart said he wanted to do a guest post about the experience. I cant wait for this! Though not looking forward to being apart for a month. 🙁
Local Trails: I don’t plan on taking any more far-away trips, other than what I mentioned above. However, I plan on going on some short backpacking & day-hikes in good old Pennsylvania. The list includes the Wissahickon Trail in Philadelphia, The Black Forest Trail, The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and The Old Loggers Path. I’m not sure if we’ll get to all of them, but we’re hoping to bag a few!
Video Content: My goal is to post a piece of video content each quarter. The first video idea I have is to tell my story about what happened when I taught English in South Korea in 2016, and had to leave early. There’s a story there, and America wants to know!
Style Changes to My Site
I know that the 6 people who look at my blog have been waiting for this!!!
I plan on making a better homepage. The page right now that shows my recent posts is pretty disorganized and overwhelming to look at. I also am hoping my graphic designer friend finishes creating my logo soon!
I also plan to do at least 1 guest blog post this year and keep up with sharing my posts on Pinterest.
I also plan to start up a monthly newsletter soon.
Personal Goals for 2020
Money Goals: This year, I plan on sticking to a financial plan to get my funds on track. This means investing 10% of my income for the year, putting a large chunk of money in my savings account each month, and sticking to a budget.
Fitness: My goal is to maintain my weight. I also want to cut down on my Broad Street Run Time. My goal is to run this 10 mile race in 90 minutes.
Guitar: I used to play guitar as a kid, but had to stop taking lessons because I never, ever practiced and stopped putting effort in. However, I really enjoy singing and would love to be able to accompany myself. I’ve been wanting to get back into guitar for years now, but I never stick with it. It’s tricky because I’m not a complete beginner, but I will need a lot of refreshing. My goal is to put in 5 20-minute sessions per week.
Creative Writing: My last goal is to spend 4 hours per month on creative writing, unrelated to work or to Hannah Goes Outside.