It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for some new resolutions. Although, I’d prefer to call them goals. A resolution is a statement of intent, whereas a goal (per Dictionary.com) is “
That said, here are my goals. I know I won’t be 100% successful but that’s okay. These goals still give me something to strive toward. Any progress made towards the end result will improve my life!
1.) Organization – Since this is a blog about my journey to organization, I guess I’d better make this my first goal. “Finally get organized” is a great goal, but it isn’t measurable. So to make it more specific, I’ll say I want to get my two problem areas organized – my basement and garage – which will include identifying storage solutions for these areas to prevent them from becoming problems again in the future. In addition, I want to establish and follow-through with some habits to help keep the rest of my home and life organized, especially in terms of cleaning, money management, and time management. Developing these will be a big focus in the next few months. I’m also making it to goal to blog here on a regular basis (let’s say at least once a week) to keep myself accountable.
2.) Read the Bible in one year – There are parts of the Bible that I head so often I have them memorized; other parts have been skimmed or skipped completely. This year I want to read the Bible in chronological order in its entirety. That means I can’t skip past the boring parts! I have some friends from work with a similar goal so perhaps we can keep ourselves motivated.
4.) Get back to my frugal roots – I’ve always been a frugal person but as my income comfort level has increased, so has my spending. This year I want to get back to my frugal roots and cut back on unnecessary spending. A big part in achieving this goal will be getting my finances better organized in general. I am instituting a 24 hour ‘hold’ on all non-essential Amazon purchases (where the bulk of my impulse buying seems to occur) so I can evaluate if the item is truly something I need. I also want the cash balance in my checking account (this is the account that is fed by my paycheck and small side hustles that I use for everyday purchases – not my investment, rental business, or long term savings accounts which I do not use for general spending) to have $5,000 more in it by this time next year than it has today. That is entirely doable if I cut back on my spending to a more reasonable level.
I’ll keep y’all updated on my progress from time to time. Wish me luck!