2011 Goals

by Elizabeth on January 6, 2011 · 1 comment

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I know I’m a little late on posting these (the new house is kind of taking over my life right now), but better late than never, right?
I’ve decided to break my goals down into categories and sub-categories (mostly ‘cause I’m a little OCD – we’ve had this talk before).  I’ve made the categories broad on purpose.  Every month I will be setting one goal from each category.  That way I’ll be able to achieve a wide-range of things and have an easy way to keep track of it all.  I’ve created general goals for each category and added some potential goals, but look for them to get more specific and defined as 2011 progresses.
I will be posting monthly goals at the first of the month and reviewing them at the end.  Of course, being me, this may or may not happen on the day I say it will.  But I’m going to try!
I’ve got to get better with money.  I don’t budget at all, but instead fly by the seat of pants and hope that I’m doing okay with money.  I’m good about funneling money into my savings (I use in ING and if you are interested in a referral and $25 email me!), but not so good about monitoring where my money goes or how much I should (or shouldn’t) be spending in certain areas.  Goals for this category include picking a budgeting tool, crafting a budget, creating some personal savings goals, and generally developing a better relationship with money.
Last month, I set a goal to try two new recipes a month.  This was great (when I did it) because it helps me work through my ridiculous supply of recipes and to try new foods and techniques.  In addition to working to try new recipes, I plan on setting an additional food goal like trying a difficult recipe or experimenting with a new ingredient I’ve never used before.  This will probably be my favorite goal category. J
I’ve mentioned that I’m interested in moving to a self-hosted blogging platform, so every month I’ll be working towards that.  Any recommendations/advice/suggestions/names of people who can help/etc would be very welcome.  Email me at lizy1285 (at) gmail (dot) com. 
I started this last month, but I’ve got to get more social.  I have a tendency to hole up in my house and hide away with my books.  It’s not a bad thing to do every once and a while, but I let my homebodiness (which is a word I totally just made up) damage relationships with friends.  I plan on working on decreasing my sketchiness, stop screening my phone calls, and making plans that I actually keep.  I also really (like really really) need to start dating.  Or at least meeting more guys who might be (or who even know other) potential dating options. 
This is the broadest, most ambiguous category.  It can include anything and everything from books to my faith to fixing a bad habit.  I have some ideas about what I want to do here, so expect it to be different and slightly random every month. 
So those are my goals.  What are your goals for 2011?  Or are you not a goal setter?

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1 Christine January 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I have some definite ideas and (hopefully) helpful hints on budgeting. I'll email you though b/c they're far too lengthy to put here. 🙂

Ps, I haven't posted my 2011 goals either.


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