Wednesday, January 2, 2013
It's here! It's here!
I am so happy the new year is here. I have been waiting for it for so long now. It's going to be awesome. There are some things that are happening and are finally able to happen, so that is a good thing.
Jonathan and I didn't get to do a lot of the things we'd hoped to do together last year because I was often working on the weekends while he was off, we didn't have the money to do some things, etc. But this year that changes! I am back to working full time Monday-Friday and that means we now have weekends off to do fun things together.
There are also some things I want to tackle this year:
*Go kayaking with Jonathan. For Christmas he got us Merc-Perks to do the kayaking adventure I mentioned in this post! He is gooood.
*Consolodate my several mutual funds into one fund and set up online banking access.
*Put $3,000 into my mutual fund.
*Keep saving for Antarctica. I technically need to be putting $1,000 a month into my account, but that's not totally feasible, although I will be doing pretty good every month if I keep house-sitting and working side jobs. Having my main job will also be good because that means money will also be going into Jonathan and I's shared savings account.
*Go to counseling with Jonathan. We have a pretty good relationship but there are things we need to work on together to make it even awesomer.
*Figure out how to fit yoga into my weeks now that I am working this job.
*I am in the process of doing my first cleanse! It is 21 days long and I will blog about it soon. I'm loving it so far! If you want to check it out for yourself before then, it's Skylor Powell's Shift Cleanse.
*Read at least 50 books this year. I plan on making a list of all the books I read and would love comments from y'all about books I should read! I downloaded four yesterday!
*Go to the Portland Japanese Garden.
*Get out with Jonathan for something active every weekend, whether it's a walk with Artoo, a bike ride, or a hike, we need to get outside and move!
*Focus more on listening to my inner voice. I get so busy sometimes that I don't have time to think about how I'm really feeling. I need to fix that.
*I need to give myself a little bit of a spending budget to have fun with. I sometimes get really caught up in "I NEED TO SAVE ALL THE MONEY" (see that "$1,000 a month for Antarctica) and then I drive myself crazy because there will be something I want to buy and then I get it and feel bad when I don't put that money into savings. I need to stop being neurotic about this, so I'm giving myself a "fun budget" every month.
*Travel to see friends in other places. Stina and Renai are both relatively close to visit and I saw Renai almost a year ago and Stina I haven't seen in longer! SAD BRITTANY. Now that I have weekends off this will also be easier to do. I would love to someday go visit Kim and Amy, but that might have to happen after the Antarctica trip!
*Try and be a better friend. I think I'm a good friend most of the time, but I think there are areas to improve.
*Figure out my soap situation. I'd love to keep selling it but I need to figure out how to make that happen, if at all. Right now my plan is to use up as much of my supplies as I can and then sell the rest.
*Finish purging all of whatever stuff in the apartment that I want to purge so I can finally be done with that project. I thought I would have time before the end of the year to do it, but then I started house-sitting and working full time and then just haven't had any time at all to do it.
*Ride Eleanor more. I miss her! :o(
*Learn to use my new Canon AE-1 Program!
*Lose 20lbs. I bought a FitBit and an Aria scale to keep me on track. I am a visual person who likes goals (obviously!) so to see graphs and track stuff is my dream. Since I started on December 20 at 131.1lbs I am down to 128.4 as of today!
*Go on one out of town trip a month!
I know there is more I wrote down, but this is good for now. Whew! Lots to think about and do! Looking forward to making these things happen!
Did you make resolutions this year?