Yikes, this post has been hard to write! I love New Years Resolutions, but I like them to be specific so that I might actually be able to keep them. Vague resolutions do not work well for me. It is also great to be held accountable (hence writing this post). So here it goes!
My Blogging New Years Resolutions
- I want to write more series type posts. I did quite a few of those at the start of last year and they are fun! I am planning on doing one on each of the topics in my eight work at home opportunities post.
- I am going to be doing a design change/update on Little People Wealth. I like to “freshen” up the blog at the start of the year so now is the time to do it! This one is going to be pretty major and I am excited about it. Along with the design change I want to re-vamp the organization of the blog so things are easier for you to find!
- Get involved in more carnivals. This is one of those things that I dropped last year as I got busy. They are fun to be a part of though. Since all goals have to be measurable I will make a simple goal of at least one carnival per month.
- Start another blog! I have been wanting to do another blog since the start of last year, but it hasn’t come together yet. I would love to start one on planning a frugal wedding. As the oldest of eight, I have a lot of experience now with how to get the best deals for a wedding without sacrificing the things you want. Hmm, measurable… I would like to have the blog up and running by May of this year and traffic of 200 page views or more a day by December of this year. I will have to write mini goals for myself in order to reach those landmarks.
- I am turning 30 this year!!! That is a big marker for my retirement goals. I want to have double our current yearly budget in our retirement accounts (mine plus hubbys) by September of this year. I actually figured that amount using tons of scenario calculators, but after all my calculator work it turned out that the amount I came up with was exactly two times what our annual spending is!
- At the start of the year we had 53% of our house paid off. Ideally we would like to put the house up for sale in March. If it does not sell then I would like for us to have it 67% paid off by the end of the year.
- I don’t want to make selling the house a goal since I have little control over it. But, I can make the baby steps goals. We need to de-clutter every room, finish remodeling the master bathroom, and “super” clean by the start of March. Then we need to contact an agent and have that part taken care of by March 15th. I will write those out into smaller steps for myself.
- Now that we are having our second it will soon be time to start an account for him. I want that set up within 2 months of his birth and we will be putting the same amount in it each month that we currently put in our older child’s account.
- I want to start writing a weekly menu each Friday. It would make dinners much easier to plan!
- Read one new book a month. Hmm… this will probably be the hardest – I don’t know where I will find the time!
What are your goals this year?