Thursday, February 28, 2013

2013 Goals

I’m not one for making New Year resolutions simply because I can never remember them anyways, but this year I’ve decided to set some goals for myself to accomplish by the end of the year.
1. Find a full time job. It’s about that time for me to get a big girl job. These minimum wage jobs are no longer paying my bills. I’m currently screening calls from Sallie Mae. That’s real life.
2. Eat healthier and lose weight. This is going to be a tough one for me. I want to lose weight, but it’s so hard to stay motivated. And eating healthier is a huge challenge when you’re a picky eater. Most of the healthy recipes I come across have tons of ingredients on my “I don’t eat that” list.
3. Be money smart. I’m not going to lie: I’m horrible with saving money. I just have to have the new shoes in the window of my favorite store and I have to try the newest mascara that’s out. I have a hard time telling myself no. And budgets? They just don’t seem to work for me. That’s why I will be taking personal finance classes at some point this year because this uncontrollable spending has got to stop! I should also probably learn how to balance my checkbook. I vaguely remember my dad teaching me, but I wasn’t listening.
4. Buy a house. Ok this one might have to wait until next year (or whenever my husband and I both have full time jobs), but it’s still a goal of mine. I’m tired of apartment living and I would love my own space. I just want a cute starter home that will accommodate me, hubby, a couple of pets, and future babies comfortably!
5. Become a stronger writer. I’ve always had strong writing skills, but I’ve slacked off quite a bit since I first started college. I used to write all the time and it was fun and relaxing. Now writing feels hard to me and I don’t like that. I want to be confident in my writing again and the only way to do that is to write regularly.
6. Read more. I love to read! In middle school I could finish a 12 book series in a week. Really, I could! Once I get into a book it’s impossible for me to put it down. Since high school I have read very few books just for fun. I would like to change that this year. I would like to read a book a month. More if I have time. I’ll be sure to share them here too!
What are your goals for this year?

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