Forgive me, I didn't see an existing topic for the new year so I thought I would create one. Now that we're back from holidays and back to "the real world" thought it would be fun to share our 2018 resolutions so that we can revisit them in 3, 6, 9, and then 12 months to check in on progress.
My top resolutions -
I love this! Most of my goals this year are for improving my digital life -
Embrace mobile payments. I get it, I'm a little older and wary of exposing CC info but I've got NFC enabled and setup with Apple pay so why am I still reaching into my pocket for a card?
Be proactive. I am pretty good at anticipating needs and acting on them, but I need to stop letting some things (usually things that involve me explaining concepts) sit while I procrastinate.
Invest in my relationships. Wait, people like me? I want to spend more time with the people I care most about and those who might have become disconnected from six years of living in another state.
Plan an actual vacation. Not a long weekend, not a convention, a legitimate vacation to somewhere I can disconnect and enjoy spending time with family.
Well, those are some good ones!
I am all too happy to let my husband take care of the finances! But every now and then we do sit down and make sure our accounts, passwords, etc., are up to date in a place we can both find them. I guess it's time to do that again. Emergency fund? Sounds like another thing I need to get in front of.
We are planning a vacation! Two weeks in Cambodia and Vietnam - I can't wait!
Others for me include:
As for your relationships resolution - ping me when you have time for a coffee break!
Happy New Year!
I always do a Dry January. I find it's a good way to lose a few pounds that were put on over the holiday season with parties and meeting old friends.
Other resolutions this year include;
Not an awful lot but I think they're achievable and habit forming.
Excellent goals everyone! Mine are to finish at least 1 chapter a week of my sister's xmas present Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Also in line with the theme, would like to try reducing oil in our meals, going meatless once per week. That's a challenge for us, as vegetables are not super favorites at our house, but I think starting with pasta will please everyone from toddler to teenager. Wish me luck and good luck to everyone thinking ahead to a better future!
@smessier - I have an amazing vegetable burger patty recipe that fools even the meat lovers. If you are up for the challenge to trick your loved ones into healthy eating, ping me. I am happy to share.
My husband and I decided to not really do resolutions that are brand new to ourselves. We want to turn back some habits we established last year due to stress and hectic lives. So here are ours:
@Reeta, your resolutions are very similar to mine. I enjoy grilling but, outside of that, my cooking skills are quite limited. I'm making it a point this year to learn recipes and give my wife (who is an excellent cook) a break once in a while. Same goes for an emergency fund. We are going to be much more watchful of what we are spending. We're allotting ourselves a certain amount for entertainment purposes each month and doing what we can to not exceed that. Volunteering is another good one. I admittedly don't do enough of it. I want that to change in 2018 and give back where I can.