I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions because I feel like if I’m not going to start today, I’m not going to start Jan 1, but I do have goals for the coming year(s).
I’m giving myself a deadline of Jul 2014 to reach my goal weight. That seems like a long time, but if I put pressure on myself, I do very badly. My 25th high school reunion is the 4th of July weekend that year, so I want to be at goal.
I’m giving myself until my 40th birthday to get out of debt. I’m using Dave Ramsay’s system, and with as little as we owe, it’s not outrageous to think we can be done by May 2011. I’d like to be able to give more in December 2011, and repay the kindnesses shown to our family this year. (My church did an Angel tree for families with little money. My kids ended up with a lot of gifts from the church, and they gave us food. I was amazed at how much we got, and in tears from the generosity.)
I have yet to figure out what else I want to change about my life, but I do know I want to go back to school and finish my degree as well. I’ve spent too much time being complacent about where I am in life.