2024 goals notebook.

December 20, 2023

Setting personal goals for 2024 with the Mitch team

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The start of a new year is a great time to set new personal goals for the months ahead. Having different accomplishments that you’re working towards achieving leads to greater happiness, fulfillment and – more often than not – some very cool and memorable experiences.

Whether it’s traveling someplace you’ve never been, learning a new skill, finishing a major project or checking things off your bucket list, we love seeing people setting and working towards goals. Here are some of the personal goals our teammates at Mitch Insurance are looking to achieve in 2024.

Angela Allison, Account Manager: My personal goal for next year is to travel! I want to see more of Canada as I’ve never been out west. There are so many interesting things to see and do in our country. I’ve only been to a few states in the US as well. In 2024, I want to visit Alberta, Nova Scotia, Delaware and Nevada.

Becky Burnett, Personal Insurance Advisor: My personal goal for 2024 is to focus on daily happiness and making memories with my kids every day instead of only looking forward to events, vacations or long weekends. I want to learn to live in the moment with my family and not take the small moments for granted.

Cheryl Thornton, Personal Insurance Advisor: I’m a true artist at heart you can often find me decorating someone else’s home, helping someone find that perfect gift, or tinkering around in my apartment to change a room to better fit my style. In 2024, I would like to finish writing my book and to start painting again on canvas, to truly explore the artist inside me while still enjoying the analytical side every day with my insurance broker role.

Ian Mewhinney, Quality Assurance Specialist: My goal for next year is to keep my New Year’s resolution. I had a streak of keeping it for four years in a row, but I’ve fallen off in recent years. In 2024, I want to stop eating potato chips. It was one of the first resolutions I kept in the past, and I’m hoping it will help me get back on track.

Jesica Ryzynski, Claims Specialist: My goal for 2024 is to take better care of my own health and well-being, so I can continue to care for those around me.

Kathryn Lebert, Solutions Specialist: I’m hoping to see at least six concerts next year, starting with a road trip in April to see Starset perform in Michigan.

Lena Perkins, Creative and UX Designer: In 2024, I want to take more art classes. I joined a printmaking class this year and loved it. It’s a great way to express my creativity and try some different mediums. I think I’ll do a pottery class next year. I also want to read more books. This year, I read 30 books. Next year, I’m aiming for 35. And I want to have a perfect downward dog form as well. Well, maybe not perfect, but I want to improve my joint mobility to reduce risk of injuries and improve my workout game. Yoga class here I come!

Lisa Indriksons, Commercial Account Manager: I moved to New Brunswick a year ago after living my whole life in Ontario, but haven’t really had a chance to explore it properly. My goal for the upcoming year is to make it to at least one provincial park for a camping trip and to try to get to all of the tourist spots around the province to check them out.

Lynda Taylor, Underwriting: Next year, I want to go camping in Revelstoke Park with my sisters and finally complete renovations on my home, which we’ve working on for the last couple of years.

Lyndsey Dewdney, Renewal Specialist: In 2024, my goal is to establish a steady exercise routine guided by my 82-year-old father-in-law, who is a seasoned personal trainer. I anticipate that the workouts might challenge our relationship at times – I’m counting on some good-natured grumbling during the sessions. Overall, I’m excited for his help in reaching my fitness goals and hope this shared experience will not only contribute to my well-being but also strengthen our relationship in a unique way.

Natalie Mullins, Personal Insurance Advisor: My goal is to keep working on my bucket-list item of visiting all of the Medieval Times in North America. I’ve been to the ones in Toronto and New Jersey, and this year I want to make it out to the one in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Shawn Despres, Head of Communications: I want to run Hamilton’s Around the Bay Race in March. I’m going to start with the 5K run and will hopefully work my way up to longer marathons. I’m a huge live music fan and next year I’d love to catch a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. It’s definitely a bucket list venue for me.

Tammy Floyd, Receptionist: I’m the type of person that very seldom takes time for myself. Next year, I want to work on taking better care of myself. It’s important for everyone to do and is good for both your mental and overall health.

Victoria Deschênes-Rivers, Underwriting: I’m hoping to do a week-long trip to the Bruce Peninsula and explore Tobermory. I’d like to visit a few other Ontario Parks campgrounds too. I’m going to push myself to participate in a few 5K runs, and to renovate our kitchen and bathrooms on a budget.

Comment below and let us know some of your personal goals for 2024. If one of your goals is to save on insurance, give us a call. Our brokers are always happy to help!


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