2014 Goals

A little late to the game with this but better late than never. I didn’t do as well as I’d like on my goals last year and want to focus on following through this year.

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1. Stick to a shopping budget. Adam and I have agreed that I spend mindlessly on whatever I want at that moment. I have too many clothes and plan on sticking to a certain budget each month this year. I’ve even sold a ton of my clothes on poshmark and my closet (and spare bedroom) are still overflowing.  If I don’t spend my entire budget it will roll into the next month. Since I am doing a no-shop January (more on that tomorrow), I will have double the money in February! Of course that doesn’t mean I HAVE to spend it all, but we will see how I do.

2. Stay Gluten & Dairy Free. I started out the month of December not eating either of these things. In January I had a dinner of lobster ravioli (dairy & gluten) and it destroyed my stomach and wasn’t worth the pain. My doctor has requested I do gluten, dairy and sugar free (yikes) for medical reasons and so far we’ve seen some good results so I’d like to keep this up.

3.  Be more patient. I’m trying to learn that even if I want something to happen RIGHT NOW, I might have to wait a while…and I need to be OK with that.

4. Explore before we have a baby {no, not pregnant}. There are SO many places I want to see and I feel like once we have a baby we might not get to travel as much. I’d like to see California, Colorado, Chicago and Charleston this year… The year of the “C” apparently.

5. Keep going to Church! Fell off the wagon for a bit…

6.  Turn my iPhone off more often. Sometimes I’m texting 7 people at a time… It’s just not necessary. So if I’m delayed getting back to you, don’t take it personally :)

7.  Get more sleep. I don’t know if it’s stress or anxiety but I do NOT sleep anymore. It’s a wonder how I don’t look like a zombie… Or do I?

8. Start up my own small business. I want to do something on the side in my spare time since we have no {wedding} obligations this year. Thinking personal shopper, bridal shower / baby shower planner and/or home organizer? Or maybe an Etsy DIY shop? I’m all over the map.

9. Finish decorating our bedroom and the second “bedroom”. Quotation marks because I kind of want to make the spare space into a closet / make-up room…or a craft room. There goes my a.d.d. again

10. Start saying No. Last year we didn’t stay in our own apartment during the weekend from April-August. We said yes to every event that came our way… This summer we are thinking about renting a beach house with a few other couples for the Summer and keeping our schedule plan-free to just relax.

What are your 2014 goals? 

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Comments

  1. I love the letter “C”!

  2. Awesome goals for the year beautiful!
    You’ll have to tell me when you visit Chicago, it’s a short 2 hour drive from me. A glass of wine could be arranged =)

    I just worked on my budget this morning.. I need to save better as well.

  3. Beach house sounds fun, keep me posted. Our goals are very similar this year!

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