Reflect On 2018 to Prepare You For a Bright 2019

2018 is officially coming to an end!

I set a lot of goals for myself this year. I achieved some of them and others I didn’t. I’m sure you can identify with the feeling. Either way, this is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments and the struggles of this past year, and plan for a great 2019!

I kicked off 2018 with the release of my book, I Want To Quit My Job which became an instant Amazon best seller! It was important to me to share the messages in this book and I’m so glad you learned from it as much as I did.

In October, I premiered my third theatrical production entitled Get Out Of Your Own Way that I wrote and produced in Hollywood, California. I also started my detail assignment as a content writer within the Office of Modernization with my employer (Department of Veteran Affairs).

I also spent time working toward my goals to eat healthier, obtain financial freedom, get better sleep, and exercise on a more consistent basis. While there is still room for improvement in each one of these areas, I’m proud of the progress I’ve made.

But it’s time to look ahead and some of my personal goals for 2019, including carving out more quality time with family and making a commitment to my health by setting up all of my regular doctor appointments.

GovLoop family, these last few days may be busy and hectic with the holiday, but I want you to take some time to evaluate the year you’ve had and set new goals for the year ahead. By reflecting on the good and the bad, you can push yourself to even greater highs and learn from the lows.

Remember…stay in the game for the home stretch of 2018! Every minute counts for us as employees, entrepreneurs, writers, parents, spouses, and more! My time is crucial to my success, and so is yours! Don’t sit on the sidelines…get in the game!

Charron Hopson-Swift is part of the GovLoop Featured Contributor program, where we feature articles by government voices from all across the country (and world!). To see more Featured Contributor posts, click here.

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Avatar photo Lisa Salinas

Great reflections! I have a friend who does this every year, which has inspired me to keep a record/journal in 2019 of all my accomplishments and experiences. The memory grows dim so quickly, and I want to be able to remember it all next December! Congratulations on a most excellent year.