20 Goals for 2020 (A Mini Bucket List)

Happy New Year! I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for and you all had a well deserved break. Typically I’ve started off the New Year with another cold which is exactly how I went into 2019. 🀧 But unlike 2019 (and the past few years to be honest), I’ve decided to set myself 20 goals for 2020.

This has been greatly inspired by Britt who shared her 2020 bucket list at the end of year, then challenged others to do the same. Her list included a great mix of personal goals and inspired me to come up with my own list of goals. So I guess you can say, “challenge accepted”. πŸ˜‰

The purpose of this list is to serve as a reminder for me but also to encourage others as well. And I plan to review this list on my blog in 6 months time. But this may be done earlier if my goals change or need adapting for any reason.

Here are my 20 Goals for 2020

1 – Become Debt Free by the End of April 2020

2 – Spend at Least One Hour Outside Everyday

This one is inspired by Splodz Blogz, and will include anything from walking to water sports. During my working week this will be half an hour on my lunch break, and half an hour in the evening.

3 – Read 12 Books

One a month?

4 – Have a Professional Photo Shoot

This will either be a mother-daughter or couples one… Or both?

5 – Splurge on Something on My Wish List

I’m terrible at spending money on myself, or treating myself, so this one will be a real challenge for me.

6 – Visit at Least One of Westonbirt Arbortoreum‘s Partner Gardens

As ‘Friends of Westonbirt‘ we get free or discounted entry to most of their partner gardens, but haven’t visited any of them yet.

7 – Hike a Mountain

This will likely be Scafell Pike

8 – Go on a Weekend City Break to Somewhere I’ve Never Stayed Before

This means it can also be somewhere I’ve visited on a day trip only.

9 – Star Gazing

Something my family and I used to do in our gardrn when my sister and I were little, that I’d like to try again.

10 – Bake Something

Baking used to be one of my favourite hobbies but it’s been so long since I’ve baked anything. So I’d like to change that this year.

11 – Cross Off at Least Two Items From My Exposure Therapy Hierarchy

E.g. Solo cinema trip, using public transport by myself, etc.

12 – Explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves

13 – Organise My Bedroom

Which will more than likely involve a trip to Ikea to look at storage solutions.

14 – Have a Picnic at Westonbirt Arbortoreum

15 – Hike to One of the Following:

16 – Swim at The Tinside Lido, Plymouth

17 – Ride the WestonSuperMare Ferris Wheel

18 – Helicopter Ride Over the Cotswolds

19 – Add Meditation or Relaxation Techinques to My Self Care Routine

20 – Attend a Yoga Class (or Similar, e.g. Pilates, TaiChi, or a Combination Class)

This will be hard for me due to social anxiety and agoraphobia but would be good exposure therapy. An alternative will be to do yoga at home on a daily basis.

What goals have you set for 2020? Let me know in the comments. 😊


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  • Caroline

    October 1, 2020 at 10:35

    I’ve just come across your blog and I absolutely love it! xx

    1. Kim

      October 1, 2020 at 12:06

      Thank you! I’m so happy to hear it. 😊 I’ll take a look at your blog after work, thank you for all the likes and comments. xx

  • Joan Senio

    January 29, 2020 at 11:48

    I really like the idea of having a mini-bucket list for the year. My goals are usually achievement oriented., but this has helped me realize I need to have some goals that are more experience oriented. Great idea, great post. Thanks!
    My Best Friend Adeline

  • Jordanne | Ofaglasgowgirl

    January 18, 2020 at 21:56

    Happy New Year πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– Loving your goals, having a photoshoot sounds exciting! And I’m all for debt free, I’m hoping to have my cards paid off this year. I think a helicopter ride sounds so fun! Good luck with all your goals 😊

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • Alice Megan

    January 18, 2020 at 17:45

    I love your goals and they seem super achievable too! Good luck

  • Sophie Naylor

    January 18, 2020 at 16:01

    I absolutely adore the idea of spending one hour outside every day – you’ve inspired me to make that one of my 2020 goals as well. πŸ™‚ Good luck to you, gal. xx

    Soph – https://girlvsworldblog.com <3

  • Lisa

    January 17, 2020 at 14:29

    Oh I would LOVE to go to Plymouth Lido. We tried on our way back from Cornwall last year but the weather was so pants we gave up. And Westonbirt is still on my To Visit list, we don’t live that far away so I’m not sure why I haven’t ticked it off yet. Great bucket list, Kim, good luck with everything, it’s so nice to have things to look forward to! x

  • Sahara

    January 16, 2020 at 21:55

    Ah no, I hope you’re feeling better now and don’t have a cold anymore! 2020 is the first year I’ve decided to set goals for myself for the year. Spending more time outside is something I aim to be more of this year, hoping to get back to my running 3 times a week πŸ™‚ Reading more is one of my goals as well! I really fell short of my goodreads reading challenge, so hoping this year I do a lot better!

    Here’s to hoping you tick off every one of your goals!


  • Ashleigh

    January 16, 2020 at 21:52

    I think you have some fantastic goals for 2020! I too have the goal to read 12 books this year! I’ve almost finished my first and I have another 11 put aside!

    Good luck with all your goals and thank you for sharing!

    Ashleigh – https://ashleighsmoments.com/2020/01/16/femme-luxe/

  • Savannah

    January 16, 2020 at 20:32

    Great post! This list is really inclusive and covers a lot of ground in a manageable way. I like how you include lots of different items, all of which can be achieved while still pushing you outside of your comfort zone. It’s inspiring! Thank you for sharing, and best of luck.

  • Anda

    January 16, 2020 at 20:19

    Love your list, most of them I could use myself. I really need to make a list of my goals. I also like that you plan to revisit your list in 6 months.

  • Kayleigh Zara

    January 16, 2020 at 19:38

    These are some really great goals, star gazing is such an interesting one as I would love to do that. I really like that you’ve included treating yourself too x

  • Yaya

    January 16, 2020 at 19:19

    Love this list, some really interesting ideas for things to do!

  • A Cup of Wonderland

    January 16, 2020 at 17:55

    I love your goal of spending at least an hour outside everyday and it has now become one of mine too! I realise in 2019 sometimes I spent days at a time before leaving the house so I definitely need to make a more of an effort to leave. Good luck with all of your other goals too!

  • Britt

    January 16, 2020 at 17:15

    You’ve got some great goals – it looks like you’ve got an incredible year ahead! I can’t wait to see your updates as you start crossing things off your list.

  • Kelly Diane

    January 15, 2020 at 13:20

    Great goals, I hope you manage to achieve them all. I love Cheddar gorge although it feels like years since I’ve been. This year, main goal is to do the things I always say I want too. For example they have the sand sculptures at Weston super mare that I always say I want to see but never get round to it. Likewise this year I am determined to go to Westonbirt!

  • Kirstin

    January 14, 2020 at 14:29

    These are some fab goals for the new year!
    I’ve always wanted to see Cheddar Gorge myself too!


  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    January 12, 2020 at 11:49

    Great goals for the comming year, I have small goals myself this coming year. Hope that you complete your goals πŸ™‚

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

  • Amy

    January 11, 2020 at 12:06

    Great goals and wishing you all the best with them! Sorry to hear you entered the new year with a cold, it always puts a dampener on any new routines I find! πŸ˜‚ Best of luck especially with ticking things off your exposure hierarchy, I’ve been there. The thought of it is always scary but you feel so empowered when you’ve done it! Xx

  • Rachel Wuest

    January 10, 2020 at 18:54

    I love reading other peoples’ goals! I hope to visit two new countries next year and will likely be Honduras and Iceland. I also hope to read at least 52 books (my job allows for a lot of Internet-free down time) and explore more of the West Coast USA where I live! Best of luck in 2020 x

    Rachel || http://anotherstationanothermile.com

  • Jenny in Neverland

    January 10, 2020 at 10:43

    Great goals! As you know, a solo cinema trip is on my 2020 goal list too. I know I’ll be fine with it, it’s just finding the time for me personally. But I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly with all of these! xxx

  • Sophie Wentworth

    January 9, 2020 at 22:34

    Great goals, it looks like you’ll be planning lots of fun trips. I really like that this is a mix of more lifestyle stuff and fun stuff. So many people include goals like eat better etc and forget to include things like events or travel. I hope you manage everything x


  • Lauren

    January 9, 2020 at 19:56

    Happy New Year! 😊. Sorry to hear you have started the year off with a cold. I hope you start to feel better soon. You have set some great goals for 2020! I hope you manage to achieve them all! I need to read more, but I doubt I could one a month haha! As I have so much to fit in! Haha! Thank you for sharing Kim xxx

  • Michelle | A Geek Girl’s Guide

    January 9, 2020 at 04:26

    Read 12 books is also something I am working towards for 2020! I have technically done 2 already but they were just poetry anthologies so I want to get 12 books beyond those.

    1. Kim

      January 9, 2020 at 12:09

      I think those count! I’ve seen some who count comic books too – anything that isn’t a magazine or a screen. 😊 Sadly I read nothing last year.

  • Charlesfwh

    January 8, 2020 at 22:03

    Ohh Number 12! Heartily recommend. If you get a chance when you get a ticket for the caves it gives you entry to both the main cave and the dream cave a short walk away. Love visiting Cheddar (admittedly mostly for the cheese!) whenever I get down to Somerset, such a lovely little village to visit and some great cheese and cider as well.

    1. Kim

      January 8, 2020 at 23:15

      Thanks for your comment and the tip! I’ve only ever driven through the gorge itself so need to stop and explore. πŸ™‚

    2. Kim

      January 8, 2020 at 23:16

      What’s your blog link so I can return your comment?

  • Caz / InvisiblyMe

    January 8, 2020 at 15:07

    Oooo these are great! Fingers crossed for getting yourself-debt free, too. I’m curious about those photoshoots, I kind of really want to do one (and kind of really don’t as I have my photo being taken πŸ˜‚) I’m just curious if they can perform magic! I hope you have a great year ahead, Kim, start ticking off some of your bucket list goals πŸŽ‰
    Caz xx

  • Ros @ ZenHealth

    January 8, 2020 at 14:50

    Really wonderful list! Hike a mountain and the helicopter ride sounds like fun!

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