25 Goals for My 25th Year

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I loved setting high goals for myself last year. Having those goals out there for everyone to see continually pushed me out of my comfort zone. At times, I felt a little vulnerable, but I grew so much and had a fantastic time doing it. I loved having a whole year because this allows me to make some bigger goals and strive to set habits instead of one-offs. So this year I’m back with new categories and new heights to stretch myself for another stellar year!

Travel - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

1. Become a regular at a local cafe or lunch spot in Marburg, Germany.

2. Be serenaded on the canals in Venice, Italy.

3. Visit the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

4. Munch on a pretzel or kebab in Munich, Germany.

5. Check out my aunt and uncle’s flat in London.

Writing - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

6. Edit and polish Storm Warning (Book 3 of Herrera Strong series).

7. Write Treacherous Waters (Book 1 of Herrera Strong series).

8. Outline Heat List (Book 2 of Herrera Strong series).

9. Complete publishing process and launch Sketchy Tacos early 2017.

Spiritual & Giving Back - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

10. Set aside 10 minutes at the beginning of each day in the Bible and prayer (complete after 4 weeks).

11. Set aside special time to pray for friends and family once a week (complete after 4 weeks).

12. Write 12 letters to our World Vision kids.

13. Complete 4 blankets for Covered in Love (partnered with Safe Families for Children).

Online Presence - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

14. Post to social media 3+ times a week (complete after 3 months).

15. Institute a “Lunch with Friends” or “Breakfast with Friends” in which I respond on social media during my breakfast or lunch hour (complete after 6 weeks).

16. Blog (at least) once a week (complete after 3 consistent months).


Personal - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

17. Rid myself of 100 things to cut down clutter.

18. Do 1 death-defying act.

19. Attend 4 plays/concerts/musicals, etc.

20. Workout for 150 minutes a week (complete after 12 weeks).

Education - 25 Goals for My 25th Year

21. Complete 4 online courses.

22. Test out 10 different podcast stations.

23. Learn conversational/necessity phrases in German to get by on the streets.

24. Read (or listen to) 100 fiction books.

25. Read 15 non-fiction books.


When do you set goals for yourself? How often do you set them? What are some goals you want to reach before the year’s end? Or in 2017? 

Megan Gonzalez



By | 2017-04-06T11:47:33+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Books, Goals, My Journey, Travel|30 Comments

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I'm a tea-sipping, adventure-seeking, pug-loving kind of girl. I'm crazy for God and want to share his love with awesome girls around the globe.


  1. Laura September 25, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    These are great goals! I love the travel and personal goals, especially cutting down on 100 clutter items

  2. Nicole September 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    What exceptional goals, Megan! I’m trying not to be jealous of all your travel. Rather than be jealous, I’ll look forward to hearing about your adventures as you check them off!

    The amount of quiet (reading/writing) you anticipate is a beautiful thing.

  3. Rachel Lynn September 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    What an awesome list of goals!! Seriously setting the bar high for this year! I love setting goals for myself at the beginning of every month. They’re usually half personal and half blog oriented. These keep me on track for the overall goals! Good luck this year 🙂

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Thank you Rachel! That’s a great goal system. I think sharing your goals online is a great way to keep yourself accountable. Good luck with your goals too! 🙂

  4. Jenny September 22, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Good luck with your goals over the next year. 🙂 I know you’ll kill em all.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Jenny! I’m looking forward to conquering them!

  5. Lexi September 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I love all of these! I really want to become a regular at a local cafe. I think it’s so cool when the workers really know their regular customers.

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

      I do to… the only problem is that I then become addicted to caffeine lol. Though today, when I sat down to breakfast the guy brought me a cafe macchiato without me even asking!!! I wish you all the best at becoming a regular at your own local cafe Lexi 🙂

  6. Falon September 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    These are some awesome goals! I would love to be able to explore Europe like that!

  7. Neely Moldovan September 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    These are amazing goals for your 25th year! I hope you get to do them all!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

      Thanks Neely! I’m looking forward to them and I’m certainly going to try!

  8. Sarah Prince September 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I like this idea of numbering your bucket list goals based on your age. I just turned 30 this year and am starting to turn my like direction completely around. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

      That’s great Sarah! I tried it last year for the first time and I loved it! I would really encourage you to give it a try 😀

  9. Brittany September 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Great goals! I love the travel ones! We want to do some traveling here in BKK as well! Best wishes in completing all your goals!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Thank you Brittany! And good luck on your traveling goals too! Any place that you especially want to visit?

  10. Nellwyn September 22, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Great goals! I definitely want to set some travel and reading goals for myself as well but right now all my goals are school related!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

      That’s great Nellwyn! Good luck on your schooling 🙂 Where would you like to travel?

  11. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 22, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    You have some great goals! It’ll be fun to see you complete them!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Thank you Katie! I’m really looking forward to this year. Do you have any goals you’re working towards?

  12. Shann Eva September 22, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

    You have some great goals. I’m so jealous of all your travel opportunities. That will be amazing. Good luck with all of your books too!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 8:00 am - Reply

      Thank you Shann Eva! We’re just completing the first week of our three months over here in Europe! I’ll be writing about it on the blog soon 🙂 And thank you for your well wishes on the books!

  13. Kiara September 22, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    This is an awesome set of goals! I love that you have some traveling goals, too! I’m hoping to travel more, read more and spend a little more time on health and fitness goals.

    • Megan Gonzalez September 23, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

      That’s awesome Kiara! Where are you hoping to travel to?

  14. Rachel Ritlop September 22, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Great goals Meg! I am excited to see how you progress with them!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • Megan Gonzalez September 22, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Thanks Rachel! It’s going to be a fun year! Do you have any goals for these coming 12 months?

      • Rachel Ritlop September 22, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

        uhm i am so overwhelmed I am not trying to think about them! Haha but i guess my wedding, planning my honeymoon, going live with my first summit ,relaunching my ecourse, nbd. lol

  15. Loretta Lavelle September 22, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

    You are a ambitious young lady, I am proud of you! With God’s help you can do it!

    • Megan Gonzalez September 22, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Thank you Loretta! I’m going to enjoy trying 🙂 Do you have any goals for this year?

  16. Elizabeth Mercer September 22, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Love these goals!!!! Good luck best friend!!!!

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