A new year. Where did 2012 go? Or even 2015? I’m so confused as to where these years go. They really do start to fly by as you get older. Did you make resolutions? Have you managed to keep them yet? I have never been one to make resolutions. I don’t see having to wait for a new year to make changes. Make them when it comes up. So I obviously didn’t make any resolutions, but I do have goals for this year. This past year was personally hard on me. There was a lot going on in my personal life. Things I’m not quite ready to talk about. I finally went to the doctor for issues I was having, which led to appointment after appointment and test after test. I don’t know that we found the cause of my issues, but we did find out my liver doesn’t like me and never will. 2018 has started with a new house and a new attitude. Maybe it’s not a new attitude, but an improved attitude.
Who doesn’t have money goals? We all do, they just change over time. My goal this year is to pretty much spend as little money as possible, while still enjoying life and not being a recluse. This includes cutting back on the eating out. I can easily cook more, I just get lazy and don’t want to. I already budget and I’ve always been good with organizing my finances, but I want to cut it all back even more. This year started with a move to a smaller house, which means it costs less. That right there is a big saving each month.
I hate to say I want to lose weight, but I do. My doctor says I need to for health reasons. I lost 10 pounds towards the end of last year, but I want to lose a little more. I don’t have unrealistic expectations and don’t plan to get back to where I was a few years ago. That’d be nice and all, but I love food and hate exercising too much for that to ever happen. My work schedule is weird in that I don’t start working most days until 10 am. Since I’m at home, I tend to fall back in bed once the kids are out the door for school. I need to stop doing this. The first week back to school, I did great with this one. I ran errands in the morning, went grocery shopping, and some days just sat on the couch and watched tv. It’s good quiet time for and it will help me get back to a normal sleep schedule. I had been going to bed between midnight and one, then getting up to get the kids ready for school, then back to be for 3 hours.
Back to work though, I work from home. Some days it feels like I don’t get out of my chair. I need to make more of an effort to move. Getting outside and taking the dog for a walk will do me wonders. On multiple levels. I know this, I just seem to forget about it in the moment.
I’ve never really set blogging goals for myself, beyond more. More followers. More income. Because of everything I had going on last year, I lost my mojo. I slacked off, but I didn’t want to post just to post. I ran out of ideas and just didn’t try to force it. I want to dive right back in this year. I’ve already come up with ideas and had a few good opportunities come my way. I’ve always enjoyed the perks of blogging and I would continue to do it even if I didn’t make anything from it. It’s not like I can support myself on it. I’ve got ideas though, which is a great place to start.