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My Birthday Accomplishments and Goals

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Today is my 44th birthday. I’m using today to reflect on what I’ve accomplished in the past year. But first, I would like to take a moment to share a loss. 10 days after my birthday last year, my stepdad passed away. He was an ornery old man, lol. But, he was for all intents and purposes, my dad. Miss you Pops!


Me, My Daughter and My Dad

It took me a few years, but, I was able to successfully finish writing my first book and had it published. I’ve started writing my second book and hope to have it published before my 45th birthday!

I am relatively successful in a new job position that I gained a few months before I turned 43. As I don’t have as many projects, I know that I am still learning. But, it was a huge change for me in moving out of my comfort zone and changing careers as most of my positions have been within the customer service areas.

I decided to take a leap and launched my new freelance business website.

I, again, moved out of my comfort zone and moved to a new state after selling the first home I owned on my own, unfortunately by doing a short sale.

Going into the next year, I hope to have accomplished the following:

Have my second book published and start working on and possibly finish my third book.

Start building my client list for my business, leading me towards my goals of working from home within the next few years.

Reach my early stage goals for Flights of Fancy Mom blog here :). I am super excited for you to see what I have planned in the coming year!

Do you set goals for yourself from one birthday to the next?  Or, do you set them for 1/2 decade or decade birthdays?


  1. Stephanie Jeannot

    You have accomplished a lot over the years. Sorry about the passing of your stepdad. Have a wonderful birthday. God bless you!

    1. Jacqui (Post author)

      Thank you!

  2. Paula Schuck

    Best of luck to you on completing all of your goals! I know that if you stay focused, you’ll get it all done. Good luck!

  3. Doria

    Happy birthday! Also, I’m so sorry for your loss the year prior. 🙁 Sometimes we forget all we’ve done and this is a great way to reflect back on your many successes! Good job, girl! 🙂

  4. Jeanette

    I have a few goals set for myself for this coming year. This past year I did well on a lot of my goals and there are still others I’m still wanting to achieve. Happy birthday and I hope that you continue in your growth in your success.

  5. Pam Wattenbarger

    Sorry to hear about your stepdad passing last year. My dad passed a few years ago a couple of weeks before Christmas. He, too, was an ornery old man….but he was MY ornery old man.

    1. Jacqui (Post author)

      Exactly Pam! My stepdad was MY ornery old man too :). He and I are both Scorpios. Used to drive my mom crazy lol!

  6. Sarah

    Well these are great accomplishments and goals. Glad you keep track of things like this because it really helps to boost us when we track accomplishments and goals.

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love the idea of setting goals from one birthday to the next. Although I don’t currently do this, I think I will start on my next birthday. Its only a few months away.

  8. Stephen

    Aww these goals are so good – love it. Birthdays are great starting points for goals as you now have a deadline for next year!

  9. Jennifer

    That is very exciting, you should be very proud of yourself. When we set goals for ourselves – that is when we truly succeed. Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  10. Rebecca Swenor

    This is a great post and congrats on your accomplishments and goal settings. I normal set goals every year and it is usually during the new year. The birthday goal setting is a great idea and I may just start that one. Thanks for sharing your accomplishments and goals.

  11. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    You have accomplished a lot and I am sure you will be able to accomplish your new goals. I don’t usually set goals but with my 40th coming in 2 years, I have made a list of thing I want to do in the next 2 years.

  12. Angela Harris

    Happy Birthday hope it’s a great one. You have come along way. Keep on keeping on.

  13. Jeanine

    I don’t think I’ve ever made birthday accomplishments for myself. It’s interesting though and something I think I should start doing!

  14. Amanda Love

    I’m glad that everything’s going well especially with your career. I hope you get to finish your goals for the next year as well!

  15. Ali

    Sometimes it is so refreshing to get outside of your comfort zone. It sounds like you are thriving in it! Wonderful accomplishments.

  16. Kate | My Mommy Brain

    Happy birthday! Glad to read things are going well for you. I’m so sorry your Stepdad passed so close to your birthday. I know that is hard.

  17. Rebekah

    I love to read about your accomplishments & goals. And I’m sorry for your loss.


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