I’m not big on resolutions, but I do like goals, so when I started thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2012, I immediately started making a list of goals.
Some people might say this is semantics, but mentally, I feel better just calling them goals! I think the difference is that I feel like resolutions sort of have to be confined to one calendar year, whereas goals that aren’t met can be extended into the next year. Hopefully that won’t have to happen, but it lessens the pressure for me!
I decided to take five areas that were important to me and establish three goals per area. I’m far too good at overwhelming myself, so setting some limits was a good idea.
Without further ado, my goals for 2012:
Try out at least one new recipe each week
Create and stick to a chore chart
Spend 15 minutes per night cleaning before bed
Save $1,000 by the end of the year
Pay off dentist bill by the end of the year (short version: I had to have some major dental work done a few years ago, and I’m still paying for it!)
Develop and maintain a good budgeting and bill-paying system
Submit at least one freelance pitch per month
Finish strategic communication plan at my primary workplace and begin implementation
Submit at least one piece of work for a professional award
For the Blog
Move to wordpress.org
Design it using purchased framework so that I like the way it looks
Blog at least 75% of days in 2012 (274 out of 365 days)
Lose 30 pounds
Read 2 books per month
Complete one homemade/craft project per month