Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goal Challenge



I have already listed my 2011 Goals in the below post, but I wanted to participate in the challenge on ThriftCore. I hope to accomplish these goals in the New Year and I think her challenge is a great way to stay focused on not just the listing of goals, but on the doing of goals. So, here are some thoughts on how I plan to pursue my 2011 goal list.

1. Do not start major new projects and keep the ones I do start (or finish) focused on the ultimate goal of selling property up north and moving the family to KY. This will mean researching new schools (Louisville has some great public charter schools with a Montessori concentration) and neighborhoods to live. Maybe looking at some homes to buy vs. rent when the big move happens in the spring/early summer.

2. In the process of packing up the house, I plan to purge outgrown/outdated clothing, shoes, accessories, knick knacks, etc. I will discard/recycle/donate the broken items, the unfinished projects (that will never be finished), outgrown collections and toys. I will resell/gift/donate read books.

3. This one goes with number 2, but I plan to pack seasonal items with labels and proper groupings. Pack things I plan on moving in sturdy boxes with like items. I want to inventory music, movie, etc, collections. Find a permanent storage location for items. Along with this goal, I plan to make lists to help focus and accomplish goals. I want to go through our paperwork and shred old documents. I hope to create a financial plan we can realistically follow in 2011 (with a major focus on debt reduction!)

OK, here it is in a nutshell. I actually love this time of the year. The light returns, spring is around the corner (seasons fly in a flash, it seems) and I feel refreshed and refocused on what is important in my life.

3 comments:

Van said...

I love your resolutions. Last year I cut many projects to focus on the ones that count. This year I'll cut even more. We learn it the hard way, you just CANNOT do it all!

Good luck on reaching your goals for 2011, and thank you for participating in the New Years Goal Tag :)

tansy said...

moving is the best time for purging and organizing!!

i agree about this time of year, i'm looking forward to it getting warmer and brighter every day.

Monica said...

Your post has inspired me to post my goals for 2011.

I agree moving is an awesome time to get rid of stuff. It's been 3 1/2 years since our last move.

I meant to ask, how did the grain mill work out?

I hope you have a wonderful 2011.