Happy New Year everyone! I am so happy to kick off this new year, but before I reveal what my 2014 life and financial goals, let’s check out how I did with my 2013 goals. Ok, here we go…
- Join a dance class. Failed
- Join a yoga class. Failed
- Limit my carb intake, and eat more fruits and veggies. Achieved
- Get my full driver’s license Failed
- Read 100 books before Dec. 31, 2013 Failed (though I did manage to read 18 books)
- Plan wedding and get married Achieved
- Plan next big trip Achieved (went to California then road-tripped it to Toronto)
- Make more of an effort to plan social events with friends and family SUCCESS!
- Do at least three 30-day challenges Failed (only did 2)
- Complete a 10K run or a half marathon Failed
- Do at least one thing that really scares me Achieved (moved to a new province with no family, friends, or job)
- Learn at least one completely new skill Achieved (learned a ton in my marketing class about digital marketing, SEO, and content management)
Ok, that’s not too bad. I managed to achieve half of my goals, but this year I think I’m going to be a bit more realistic so I can achieve more of them. For 2014, here’s what I’d like to achieve by Dec. 31, 2014.
- Join a dance or yoga class (this year’s gonna be the year!)
- Get my full driver’s license (ugh, I hate this goal but it needs to be done)
- Complete my certificate program
- Read 20 books
- Go to FinCon14 in New Orleans
- Complete a 5k or 10k run
- Do at least one thing that scares me
- Learn at least one new skill
- Try at least 3 foods I’ve always been too afraid to try (this will be easy since there are a lot of foods I’ve been too chicken to try)
- Sign up to be a volunteer somewhere
- Search engine optimize all of my 400+ blog posts
- Come up with an editorial calendar (I am so over writing posts the night before!)
- Read at least 2 personal finance books
- Change my last name to my married name on all documents (I’ve still only changed it on my social network accounts and credit cards)
- Save up enough for half a down payment on a place with my HB
- Ramp up savings for my retirement and emergency funds
- Come up with an investment plan with my HB that we can both contribute to
I know there are more goals on here than on last year’s list, but since I know this year won’t be as hectic as last year, I have a good feeling I’ll be able to tackle at least 90% of them. Onward and upward!
What are your 2014 life and financial goals?