The trouble with goals, is that noble and grand as they sound, having the list of goals does nothing for you if you don't actually accomplish any of them. Yesterday a friend told me about setting SMART goals. It's an acronym (I don't know who came up with it originally) for Specific, Measurable, Attractive, Realistic, and Time-framed. I think this is a very good system for evaluating goals, and it really seems like it would help so that the goals you do set are accomplishable.
I won't list all my new years' resolutions and goals, because really, they aren't all that interesting, but I thought I'd mention three that may make appearances here on the blog:
My first goal is financial. Practicing frugality and spending as little money as possible this semester is the goal (and timeframe). This goal is attractive to me because hopefully, the money I save up now, can help us this summer when we graduate, find a job, relocate, and set up a new house! I love figuring out frugal tips and projects, so I hope to share them here.
My second goal is nutritional. I want to feed my family more vegetables. We do great with fruits and whole grains, and we always have some kind of a vegetable, but aren't you supposed to have like 3 servings a day? **First order of business: find out how many servings of vegetables we are supposed to be eating, then work out the other details.** I hope to find some great new recipes, and when I do, I'll post them here.
My third goal is a personal/fun goal. I want to post more on my blog. My goal is to post at least once a week, every Monday, and anytime in between is just fun and extra. (I'd also love to learn some HTML coding skills.) Jeremy and I have discussed how blogging is kind of the scrapbooking of this generation. It's a creative outlet for personal expression. I enjoy it, and I'm grateful that Jeremy is supportive of my doing it.
Here's to a new year. May it me more financially stable, nutritious and productive than the last.