With 2013 just getting started, I have many goals that I’d like to complete this year. This will be the first full year I will be out of school, running this blog, and making real progress towards paying down my debts. I have set my goals high so that I hopefully won’t reach them early, but will be constantly striving to achieve them. I will do an update every once in awhile to let you know how I am getting along with my 2013 goals.
Pay down $10,000 of student debt. 2012 was a great start to my debt repayment, but I’d definitely like to kick it up a notch this year. I am hoping I can manage to reach these numbers despite the fact that from now until April I will only be able to afford minimum payments since I am laid off of my job. I still think that for the other 9 months I should be able to manage over $1,000/month payments.
Increase readership of the blog by 200%. I plan on measuring this via daily hits. I’m hoping to double them over the next 12 months through posting more and getting myself out there more.
Post at least 10 times each month. It has been difficult as of late to keep up with the blog. Partially because of laziness, but mostly because of being busy with too many other things and not being prepared (being a few weeks ahead in my posts). With all of my time off now, I definitely plan on being more present and I’m hoping to post far more than 10 times each month if I can!
Get some more freelance work. I’d like to pick up at least one more client this year, or perhaps start writing something that could be turned into a book. This is a pretty big undertaking, but at the very least I’d like to start writing more and getting a bit better at it.
Eat clean 90% of the time. I do very well already in terms of working out, and I eat fairly well, but this year I really would like to get my eating to almost perfect. It makes me feel so good physically and mentally when I fuel my body with what it needs, and I think I am doing myself a disservice when I eat junk or overindulge in alcohol and feel like crap.
Read 10 books. I have been pretty bad lately with reading; it seems like surfing online and reading a lot of information doesn’t allow me the time I’d like to have to read. I am going to try to limit my time spent online a little bit more and read actual books a bit more.
Those are all of my goals for this year. I’m sure as time goes on I might want to add one or two, but for now it’ll do!
What are your goals for the new year? Have you made any “resolutions”?