Objectives for 2020

Hi, wonderful dreamers!

We made it to 2020! This new year, with it’s metaphorical connection to perfect vision, seems so fresh with possibilities and opportunities. I’m staying hopeful that those ideals come to fruition – positivity can do a load of good too, I’m just saying.

As I mentioned last week in my reflections on 2019, I’m not really making a lot of goals. Instead I’m focusing more on some open-ended intentions and prioritizing three main ideas, which is what I want to explore a little today.


Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

So, jumping right in, here are my top 3 priorities for this beautiful New Year!

1. My Home Life/Immediate Circle.

This one really falls in line with the fact that I’ll no longer be working full time at the end of January and will instead of staying home with our adorable little princess. I want to really work on not just keeping the house cleaner and more organized, but also more comfortable, more conducive to inviting friends over, etc.

Really this whole idea is about keeping my focus on the things closest to home – my marriage, my daughter, immediate family and a few close friends. 2019 was a year of working on my mental health in a quieter, personal way. In 2020 I want to work on bringing the people I love closer so that we can all support each other.

2. Building Up a Home Business.

I have mentioned this idea many many times on this blog, but in reality, it’s been very difficult to try and work on a side business when I’m working full time and trying to be a mom. There’s just not enough hours in the day. But this year is already setting itself up to give me the opportunity to really spread my wings and find my own way. It will be an adventure and I am so excited to see where the road takes me!

3. My Equestrian Hobby.

We all know that I have a million hobbies and never enough time to get to all of them. That’s why I’ve decided that 2020 is going to be the year I finally get back to my horses. I’m planning to post more about those plans elsewhere, but there are several reasons for making this a priority. My long-time riding horse is getting a bit older now and I don’t want to waste the years I have left with her. I need to start exercising a bit again and riding has always been my preferred way of getting back in shape. Plus the fresh air and it being my favorite hobby ever, of course!

Everything Else

Of course, I made a secondary list of ideas/things I would like to get around to this year. Not goals exactly, but more like directions to aim for, I guess.

  • Spend less time on my phone and more time reading/crafting/whatever.
  • Build on a daily spiritual practice.
  • Get started on some of my needed dental work.
  • Cook a wider variety of foods – experiment!
  • Work towards buying a house in the next year or two.
  • Blog consistently.
  • Finish the final edit of Donovan’s Quest.
  • Put together a gaming group?
  • Attend a Renaissance Fair.
  • Attend at least one film festival.
  • Take a regular vacation.
  • Go back to school??!?

I’m not going to put up any monthly lists this year. Instead, I plan to keep it to quarterly reviews so that I can focus on other quality content.

Blogging – Plans for Elemental Dreamer

As you can probably see, I’ve made some little tweaks and changes to the site’s layout and I’m working on making all the graphics and photos more consistent throughout. You can check out the new Projects page and I’ve linked to my equestrian blog as well.

As far as actual content goes, I put out a social media post asking about what those who read my blog want to hear about, so go comment there or here if you have some suggestions! I’m also setting up a couple of series that should start going up in February, and of course, I’ll still be doing my little rambling posts, the mental health stuff, and probably some short works of fiction will make their appearance as well.

I’ve always known that I’m no good at focusing my blog on one specific niche, but I’m planning to experiment a little this year and hopefully figure out the best way to make things more cohesive in the future. So I guess we’ll see what happens!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Love, light, and kindness,




Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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