I started writing this post today, talking about my resolutions, and then I read a friends blog – and he talked about setting goals. This just seemed so much more realistic. So, Greg, I thank you.
I talked about some ideas I had floating around in my head, and what I wanted to accomplish this year, but I never really got into the nitty gritty of it. And, I am still not 100% sure how I am going to do it all, but I have created a list of goals for 2013. Some may seem minuscule, and I am sure I can accomplish them in a day – but some are for the long term, and I want to keep them going.
1. I want to move. This is the highest priority on my list. I cannot wait to settle down in my own place, and be able to call it home. I am setting a date for this for April of this year.
Move by April 2013.
2. Potty train Anthony. We have the potty and the supplies – time to get him out of diapers and into big boy undies! (Gosh he’s gonna hate me when he is older and sees this! HAHA)
“All aboard the potty train”
3. Volunteer at the Food Bank at least once a month.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
4. Post at least 5 recipes a week or one a day Monday through Friday!
5. Create monthly menu plans. I will do my shopping every two weeks, and I want to create a monthly plan so I know what is for dinner every night! This ties into my next goal!
Monthly meal plans
6. BUDGET! I’m switching to the cash envelope system – this is going to help make me reach my number one goal of the year too!
7. Be more green. I would like to eat more organic foods, and be much more green this year. I will recycle more, and reuse items that are in my pantry. I can always find another use for leftovers!
8. Run the St. Patty’s 8k race with D.J., and keep up! I am starting training this weekend for it, and I want to make sure I can run that, and the Turkey Trot at Thanksgiving!
9. Make menu planning for those receiving FNS benefits a priority. I want to create new menus for folks shopping within their FNS budget, and teach them how to reuse items multiple times. Like when I did the FNS challenge, I learned a great deal about how to maximize everything I received. I want to pass on my knowledge to others, to make sure that no one in America is going hungry.
9 goals in 12 months.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
What are your goals for 2013? I hope that I inspired you to create goals for this coming year, instead of resolutions. Just like Greg inspired me.
Time to get to it!