Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Resolutions Update

I've decided to write a monthly update on how my 2011 goals are coming along, mainly because I think it will keep me motivated.  I would dread having nothing to update! 

My main goal this month, particularly concerning the blog was to post every day.  I signed up to the bloggymoms blog dare to post every day in 2011 to keep me motivated.  So far, so good.  I wasn't immediately inspired every day, but it did help me organize somewhat of a posting schedule.  Menu Plan Mondays (today is an exception) and Wordless Wednesdays have worked out well for me so far.  I'm looking forward to perhaps participating in a regular blog hop or having a specific weekly recipe posting day. 

On the home front, I finally put up a mirror that's been sitting in my closet for over a year and bought an area rug for my family room, which were priorities.  My husband and I got a night out, and I made time to see a few friends on my own as well.  That was a big one for me, because I often get so caught up in my responsibilities that I forget to make time for fun!  We've started going out as a family on Saturday mornings, and since our local library has a play area for kids and a huge selection of book and videos, I think we'll be spending many Saturday mornings there.  We even managed to reschedule our family photo session that we had planned way back in November.  I can't wait to get the pictures!

Looking forward toward February, I have a few priorities.  I'd like to get the first draft of my thesis done and sent off to my supervisor.  My husband and I have some big expenses this year, including a trip to visit my husband's family, our 5th wedding anniversary, and a wedding.  Potentially two.  So... budgeting and cutting back will be the theme for February, despite my son's 2nd birthday, and Valentine's Day, and my husband's brother flying in for a visit...  I'm sure other things will arise as the month goes on, but money is priority number one.  I'll let you know how it goes when I check back in at the end of February!

1 comment :

  1. Well...I haven't gotten my 2011 goals out on my brain and into print yet. You're doing a heckuva job!