It’s said that if you put your goals into writing, you actually manage to accomplish them. I am taking a page of blog-speration from Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy (and if you aren’t reading her blog, you should be!) and here are my 2012 goals:
Spend less, bring in more- I am still working my Thirty-One business and I am hoping to expand more. I have a pretty good sized display kit, so I am really going to try to stop the excess shopping. I have kicked my previous retail demons, and since we are living in such a great climate, I can play outside with my kids rather than head to the den of temptation (aka the Mall.)
Get that emergency fund established. Enough Said.
Determine and Perfect my Blog Niche- Right now I write about a whole gamut of ideas and I have been thinking of trying to streamline it a bit more, to focus.
Begin actually writing my YA novel- instead of just planning and re-planning and re-planning
Write an ebook- I talked to a friend a few years back about writing a book and this might be the right platform for it!
Become Self-Hosted- It might run me about $10/ month for blog hosting, but it might earn me a bit more cred.
Health and Wellness
Kick Sugar- for good this time
Start Jogging again- There is this pin on Pinterest that really reflects my feeling towards running. But a second hand double jogging stroller is less expensive that a gym membership, and the loop around the Rose Bowl Stadium is about 3 miles (just about 5K.) Spend less.
Work on my flexibility- there is a Bikram Yoga place near us, but I might just get a few Yoga DVDs instead. Again, spend less.
Personal Mental Wellness
Get my budding friendships established- Make some “momma-only” dates with the ladies that I have met here
Meet other Spiritually focused At-Home Moms at our Church- there is not a mother’s type ministry at our Parish, so I think the Holy Spirit has been kind of pushing me to start something… Maybe Mass Readings at the Park or something.
Get out once a month for some alone time- Just a date with me and a coffee cup
Re-establish Friday Night Date Night- for a bit, DH and I were having Friday Night Dates at home and they need to come back. Maybe even take some Tango lessons…
Actually finish reading Anna Karenina and The Lord of the Rings.
Work Crossword puzzles again.
I have decided to let my Etsy Shop go to the wayside. I started listing my baby hats, longies/soakers and fascinators at the peak of their popularity and I don’t like the extra pressure of having the shop stocked.
I will continue to work of my lace knitting techniques. There are some BEAUTIFUL patterns for lace shawls out there and I’d love to try them out. Plus I have some new blocking wires that I can’t wait to use.
Let’s see how far I can get on that list this year! What are your goals for 2012?