Anyhey, onward to goals!
From last year:
-Finish all unread books on my bookshelves/wishlist.Nearly made it with this one. I received two unexpected books, so I'm not technically counting those, but as of ones from the beginning of the year, only one! It's a bell hooks book, so it requires some serious digging in. -Upload all photos to ShutterflyYes! I've kept up with it too. -Help Mom finish my T-shirt quiltLiterally finished the final stitching on the eve of New Year's Eve.
- -Get the russian tattoo I want. Didn't get to this one. I would like to this year, but it's not urgent. I just ran out of money last year.
-Get subscription to Ancestry to finish genealogy projectYes! I have most of the basics in, but I need to start branching out domestically and more internationally. -Plan vow renewalYup! It's in four months! I have to finish paying off a whole chunk of things, but it's happening! -Trip by myselfI realized that I actually fulfilled this with a work trip! I had to navigate around San Antonio and did so successfully! And had a giant bed and cable all to myself.
- -Take a writing class at The Writer's Center for Moose Girl. I decided against this.
-Purge harddrive.OMG. This was so satisfying! I scanned up even more stuff and have trimmed so much crap from our file cabinet. -Pay off my carYUP
- -Pay off credit card. Yeah, about that money and lack of it...
- -Pay off private loan. I am so so close to this. It's under 2500 and it will be paid off with our tax refund in a few weeks.
-Build an emergency car/house kit. I actually have it started (thanks to husband buying me emergency rations for Christmas-what you get when you marry an engineer...)
Have one weekend a month(at least) that is no-spend. We actually did okay for the first half of the year, but it went to crap after that. We did make strides in food, which is our biggest expense. I also am trying to only buy clothes/accessories every three months, to work with the seasons.
- -Fix bike and ride at least once a month. No, but it is on for this year. I miss riding so much.
-Visit an allergist.Yes! And it turns out I have non-allergic allergies. My body is never simple. But I feel better. -Drink more water.I have a new glass at work and I remember to drink way more water now.
And now, for 2015!
My word for this year is quality. As in quality over quantity. I don't want the extra crap anymore.
-ride bike at least once a month april-october once bike is fixed (All I have to do is reattach the seat and buy a new helmet.)
-read at least 30 minutes a day (books) ( I stare at screens too much.)
-set firm bedtime (10:30) with screens (tv/computer/cell) off at 8:30pm (I find I sleep much better this way)
-update guest bathroom (It needs love. And non-awful blue colors)
-new living room carpet (We've needed it for a while.)
-combine our two offices to make room for growing our family (I'll let you figure that one out. ;)
-fill in fence gaps and put up two gates in the backyard; one by neighbors, one by shed
-room by room inventory of items needed/tasks to be done
-set up a charity budget (feeding america/mspca/vet ranch) & volunteer at local food bank (I always scramble to donate at the last minute and want to give more.)
-pay off secu loan (Oh, it's ON.)
-pay off small loan (A student loan that needs to be gone. For a variety of reasons).
-set up student loan paperwork with work, for non-profit forgiveness (Apparently, I may be able to get loan forgiveness after ten years at the AGA. If that happens, I may dance naked in the street.)
-redefine budget with the aim of eating out less (Yup. It's our biggest expense next to the mortgage.)
-photograph more with SLR (I love that my phone is handy but I need to get out and use my bigger camera more.)
-enter at least three chapbook contests with Moose Girl (Yes. I want this beaut published.)
-schedule a neurological visit to try to solve headaches (See the last year of my life. My headaches have really ramped up in the last year and a half and they need to be gone. I may also have an eye exam, in case I need glasses.)
-have updated full physical with blood work since last one was nearly 3 years ago (See item about growing family ;)