I’m a very goal oriented human being, just ask my mother. Or my co-workers. Or any of my ex-husbands. I like to have a plan and I like to have things to work towards. For awhile I was really good at blogging my goals and in hindsight, I think that helped. This year I’m going to try something a little different. I’m going to blog about my goals and I got myself an organizer thingy at Michael’s that has both a calendar and incorporates goal tracking.
I think I’m going to love it. Plus, it has flowers on the front and in gold lettering says “Today is Going to be Great.” What’s not to love?
So, my magnificent goals for 2018 will be…
- Pay off ALL of my credit card debt by the end of the year.
- Lose 5lbs per month through a combination of healthier eating and increased activity.
- Learn to use the Google Assistant on my phone.
- Complete one project (bigger than a wash cloth) every month using yarn I already have.
- Take the “strip” stained glass class.
- Get the Christmas 2018 decorations Mom and I have planned completed by April.
- Not purchase any new craft supplies.
In the spirit of transparency I feel compelled to tell you that I have cheated like a fiend with that last one. I went out on Friday and got some sheets of clear glass, but only so that I can use up the colored glass I already have and hopefully make some fabulous fused glass art. Also, on the day of my surgery I signed up for a “yarn of the month club” that I’m going to stay in because it’s less than $20/month and will help me get that “I need a new shiny thing” fix.
One of the goals that isn’t here, but is sort of implied, deals with finances. I spend way more than I should on crap that I shouldn’t. This morning I sat down and took a long hard look at what comes in compared to what goes out, in terms of money, and made a plan for paying off those credit cards with just 12 payments each.
I have an ample wardrobe, plenty of craft supplies, and enough yarn to quite likely circle the globe so I should be fine.
My intention when it comes to blogging about my goals is to provide some sort of update at least once a week. Generally I try to focus on one thing at a time because quite frankly I have a raging case of SOS (shiny object syndrome) and it’s just easier that way.
Here’s hoping that all of us have a fabulous 2018!