Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year, New Goals.

As the month comes to an end, we'll be brining in a new year. 
I can't believe how fast 2011 went. At times it felt like the year was slowly creeping by but for me, once the summer hit it was non stop on the go. The days, weeks and months flew. I've noticed the older I get and the further away from my college years, the latter half of the year always seems to be this way. So starting last year I made a few goals for myself so I wouldn't feel like I didn't have anything to show for it. 

To read more books. In 2010 I read 44 books. In 2011, I wanted to read 50. I ended up finishing 43. I feel that's a pretty good number! 
To pay off debt. I started 2010 with 5 credit cards and a car payment. I'm finishing 2011 with 3 credit cards and almost half of the car paid off! 
To save money. I am proud to say that I not only met my savings goal, I exceeded it! I have a substantial down payment for my dream home. 

This years goals:
To keep saving money. I've made new savings goals for each month of 2012. 
To keep reading. I'm not shooting for 50 again but I'd like to get near it again. 
To pay off debt. I'd like to finish paying off my car this year. I'd also like to pay off 2 more of my cards in 2012.
To take a fabulous vacation. I'm talking out of the USA. I haven't been outside of the United States since 2007. It's time for me to go global again! 

Hopefully, I'll be able to complete all of my goals for 2012. I'm pretty pleased with all the progress I made in 2011. 

13 comments:

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Great work! 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for you too!

Mrs. Monologues said...

Congratulations on meeting your goals this year and your goals for next year look amazing, especially the traveling!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You did great on your goals for this year and I know you'll do awesome in 2012!

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Jenna said...

saving money and paying down your debt can be a challenge, congrats on all your hardwork paying off!!

Mrs. Bennett said...

I love these goals! I never thought of vacations and debt elimination as resolutions. Thanks for sharing- these are awesome!

Amber said...

Way to go girl! I definitely want to pay my car off and read more in 2012

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your goals lady! And yes, keep on saving. Many people forget how important it is to actually sit down and focus on savings and the future. And some traveling will be perfect for you too. :) You deserve some out of the US trip!!!

Krystal said...

Nice, concise list. Good luck!

tara said...

to take a fabulous vacation is on my goals list for 2012 too!

Elle Sees said...

im still doing my monthly resolutions. next month: no shopping! :(

Caroline said...

Fabulous goals!

Sunshinemeg said...

You did damn good on your goals for this year. Cutting out debt is so awesome! Looks like 2012 will be a great year for you = )