For the last couple of weeks, I have been heavy into 2020 goal setting mode and I couldn’t be happier about it. December is one of my favorite times of the year to reflect on how things went over the last 12 months and then look to the future and set some intentions.

Recently, I facilitated a session for Prolific members on reflecting on 2019 writing accomplishments and I couldn’t believe the things I had forgotten about that happened in 2019!

(Psssst! I recently redesigned Prolific and expanded it beyond writing and publication to be all about meaningful productivity and alignment between goals and values — and I dropped the price to $9.99/month or $99.99 for the year! Check it out to see if you want to join the community for weekly accountability, monthly goals and intention setting, live events, and more!)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: our brains like to play tricks on us about how much we have actually accomplished. We often forget or undervalue what we have done in the past because we feel like it’s never enough — I’ve found this is especially true for my coaching clients who are academics.

So I though I would share some of the 2019 accomplishments that I’m most proud of as a way to encourage you to do the same. 

To come up with this list, I did some old fashioned brainstorming and list making, but I also looked through my CV, combed through my planner and calendar, and looked through some of my writing project drafts.

Here’s what I came up with as my most memorable accomplishments of the year:

Whew! What a year 2019 has been! I’m sure there are some things I’ve forgotten, but I’m pretty proud of this list.

(Stay tuned for my 2020 goals & intentions since I’ll be sharing about those soon!)

Now, it’s your turn. I hope you’ll take some time to reflect on all you’ve done and how far you’ve come in the last year. I bet you have so much to be proud of.

I’d love to hear what’s on your list for 2019 accomplishments so I can celebrate with you!