Friday, January 30, 2015

I Finally Have Some Goals for 2015




After much ruminating over this subject I have come up with a set of Goals for My 2015.

Here they is......


*  Save $28K of our income this year.  This is my Savings Challenge for 2015.  I've upped the goal $4K from last year's goal.  While January isn't off to a great start financially speaking, my eye is on the prize.

*  Sew and COMPLETE 8 Projects.  Last year I completed 2, count 'em 2, sewing projects.  I started another 4 and they sit untouched so far this year.  Sewing is something I can't schedule, I have to be in the 'mood' to sew.  I just never got in that mood much in 2014.

*  Lose 40 pounds.  For the rest of 2015 this means losing 3 & 2/3 lbs. each month.  slow and steady and changing up your diet is the way to go with this one.  I must do this for my health!

*  Have eye surgery.  My trip to the optometrist in January was not good.  That teeny tiny cataract that he saw in Dec. of 2013 has taken off into a full blow one.  I noticed on my roadtrip to the Midwest last July things with my eye weren't right.  I don't know how soon but I will be having cataract surgery in the coming months.

*  Go on at least 5 trips for pleasure.  This is an easy goal. lolz  We already have 1 trip taken to Virginia to visit my brother.  September will be the Family Reunion also in Virginia and October we go to Ocean City MD.  I am planning on going down to Louisiana soon after my eye surgery so that leaves 1 more trip to plan.  Date and place are still to be determined.

*  Have 2 House Repair/Improvement Projects completed.  2 years to go until we start dealing with selling this house so we have a few items to repair/replace in anticipation of that event.  Still figuring out which projects we should tackle this year and the cost.

*  Get rid of 6 boxes of possessions plus some larger items that need disposing of.  I have been in decluttering mode for years now and I am still not done.  That should tell you just how much crap I owned! lolz  The decluttering will continue in 2015, though we are getting real close to having nothing left to ditch.  I think I can ferret out at least 6 more boxes of "stuff".

*  Complete 1 crochet project.  I bought yarn awhile back for a project so I need to get on it.  I finally found the pattern I want to use so this will commence shortly.

*  Reorganize our Personal Files.  Hubs was in charge of filing stuff.  After seeing the mess up in the file room last week I have already begun to tame that paper dragon this week.  I have purged about half of the files and begun on reorganizing all that is left.  I need a better system and I think I'll be taking over this chore because it just drives me crazy when he leaves piles of paper everywhere in that room!

*  Start an exercise program and do it every month.   I will begin slowly with riding the exercycle and snow shoveling.  Once I build up some stamina(and I unbury the dreadmill in the garage)I'll start walking.  I've got some hand weights and need to come up with a routine I can do.

*  Gardening.  Not sure how much of a garden(veggies)I will attempt this year.  At least a few plants so I can make my relish in the Fall and can some tomatoes.

Ok, I think that's a nice big list.
Now I need to break this all into bite sized chunks so I get it accomplished.

Wish me luck because I'm going to need it with some of this! ;-)

Sluggy

18 comments:

  1. Sluggy: Imagine yourself moving to Hawai'i, or someplace overseas where you will have to pay $$$$ per pound to move, and then ask yourself about your stuff: Do I want to pay to move this? It's amazing how much stuff you suddenly don't want or need any more!!

    A lovely set of goals - I have no doubt you'll reach #1. Thinking good thoughts already for you on the surgery.

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    1. Thank you. I need all the luck I can get. ;-)

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  3. Good luck with all this. Losing weight for my health is a must. And, I need to get the second cataract taken out. I don't know, but it seems purging and filing first must be messy. I know you will reach your goals.

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    1. Well I am hopeful we can meet them all but if I get 3/4 of them met I'll take it! lol

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  4. Knowing where you are going, is the first step in getting there.

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    1. Exactly.....can't make progress without a plan.

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  5. Okay Hub's wages salary and tips were $29,898.16 so I won't be saving $28,000, but I will save something. My sissie is going to have cataract surgery soon.

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    1. All according to their needs and means. Save what you can. ;-)

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  6. I can relate to your gardening goal :)

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    1. Yes, the gardening has taken a backseat the last few years here. I hope yours does well in 2015.

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  7. I need to set some more goals - I'm already started on exercising and trying to eat better. I have to say about a month into exercising and I DO feel much better! losing some weight too which I really n eed to do for my health. I'm thinking this year to save more outside of retirment funds instead of maxing the 401k with money I can't touch til I'm 59 1/2..I'm already 48 but nowhre near old enough for hat money and I'd like to retire early if I can swing the medical insurance.

    Susanna

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    1. Yes, the medical insurance is the kicker with a lot of folks when it comes to retiring early. Luckily Hubs work has a retiree medical account we can put money into(tax deferred or something)so we've been doing that for years. It should be a big help to cover us for the 6 years before Medicare kicks in.

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    1. How about you come see ME this year?!
      And of course we can drink.....

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  9. You've got this! You are a goal driven lady!! :-)

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  10. Nice job! Goals are great, otherwise we just fritter away without a plan. I really like that you attached measurables to them: 5 pleasure trips, 8 projects, 6 re homed boxes of no longer needed posessions

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  11. You and me both on the cataract surgery this year. My eye doctor wanted me to have it done last year, but it was not affecting my vision so I didn't. Now it is affecting my vision. I gotta be able to see to work.

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