Saturday, January 2, 2010

My 2010 New Year's Resolutions

I've honestly had my resolutions done for a few days, but it's time I got around to posting them:

Personal

  • Take one international trip
  • Apply for two grants for non-profit organizations I am involved with
  • Participate in Nanowrimo
  • Exercise at least once a week
  • Blog more frequently
  • Take more photos

Financial

  • Increase emergency fund by $1700
  • Eliminate all credit card debt
  • Start future goals fund (home purchase, car purchase, etc) and contribute $1500
  • Two month shopping moratorium at some point in 2010

Career

  • Write/publish a minimum of two freelance articles
  • Generate $500 income outside of my day-time job
  • Obtain a professional mentor
  • Complete all course requirements for my graduate program
Some of my resolutions are repeats from last year, but some are new ones I've never tried before. I am not the type of person to beat myself up over resolutions I don't accomplish at the end of the year, but I still like to put them on paper to get them at the fore-front of my thoughts instead of just thinking about them. Writing my resolutions down (or posting them on this blog) is a higher level of accountability for me than just talking about what I want to accomplish.


I hope everyone enjoyed a nice holiday season and has a happy and prosperous New Year!!

3 comments:

In Search of a Little Perspective said...

Small budget big style – you are an inspiration! I love your blog and have just started my own in the hope that I too may be able to achieve the peace of mind that you have (and as a reformed shopaholic, this is no easy task!! ;o)

Happy new year SBBS, here’s to a fabulous 2010!

YBP said...

go SBBS, you can do all this and more. I am excited to read all about your progress

Indian Thoughts said...

I wish you all d best for your goals.
Happy New Year