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…

  1. Join a dance class. Failed
  2. Join a yoga class. Failed
  3. Limit my carb intake, and eat more fruits and veggies. Achieved
  4. Get my full driver’s license Failed
  5. Read 100 books before Dec. 31, 2013 Failed (though I did manage to read 18 books)
  6. Plan wedding and get married Achieved
  7. Plan next big trip Achieved (went to California then road-tripped it to Toronto)
  8. Make more of an effort to plan social events with friends and family SUCCESS!
  9. Do at least three 30-day challenges Failed (only did 2)
  10. Complete a 10K run or a half marathon Failed
  11. Do at least one thing that really scares me Achieved (moved to a new province with no family, friends, or job)
  12. 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.

  1. Join a dance or yoga class (this year’s gonna be the year!)
  2. Get my full driver’s license (ugh, I hate this goal but it needs to be done)
  3. Complete my certificate program
  4. Read 20 books
  5. Go to FinCon14 in New Orleans
  6. Complete a 5k or 10k run
  7. Do at least one thing that scares me
  8. Learn at least one new skill
  9. 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)
  10. Sign up to be a volunteer somewhere
  11. Search engine optimize all of my 400+ blog posts
  12. Come up with an editorial calendar (I am so over writing posts the night before!)
  13. Read at least 2 personal finance books
  14. 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)
  15. Save up enough for half a down payment on a place with my HB
  16. Ramp up savings for my retirement and emergency funds
  17. 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?

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