19 January 2012

Delusional Thursday: Overambitious but Attainable Goals

My goals for 2012 are a bit delusional and overambitious but I figured what the hell! It fits right in with my super busy schedule and I really believe, with help from my husband, that these goals are attainable. I am a list person, so here we go . . .

1.) Write every day - it could be a blurb, blog post, journal, plotline for a new novel idea. Doesn't matter. Just get it in writing! It's been difficult these past two years to get in a writing schedule but I plan on joining Hart's writing sprints since they don't take up so much time and many have commented that these are really helpful in establishing a routine.

2.) Go to Hawaii for my 10th Anniversary - It was where we wanted to go for our honeymoon when we first married. However, we couldn't afford it and decided on going to Puerto Rico, instead. I'm researching renting a vacation home for 7 days, booking the flight and car rental. That's my plan for this trip so far.

3.) Buy a home or condo - My husband and I have been doing the research for two years and now I think in 2012, we are ready to make the commitment.

4.) Change my health habits - I want to live longer! I want to spend more years with hubby and see my kids grow into awesome adults.
a.) Eat better - more whole grains, vegetables and water
b.) Stop smoking -this is a big one and I know it's not going to be easy
c.) Exercise - get into a routine of 3 times per week and slowly increase
d.) Lose the weight so that I don't have to take high blood pressure medication.

Wow! Delusional to do all at once but I think I'll just change one thing at a time. Once I get one of these factors under control, I'll tackle another one.

5.) Finances - I've already begun this but want to tighten them as we will need a hefty down payment for the house. I figured we could stop eating out so much (maybe bring it down to once per week), pay double the minimum payment for credit cards, and don't make any unnecessary purchases without thinking about it for at least 30 days. I figured if I wait a month, I may not even want that item any more.

These are my five ambitious goals for this year. I've broken them down further on paper with the steps on how to achieve them but I didn't want to bore anyone with the details.

What are your goals for 2012? We at the Burrow would like to know. :D


Hart Johnson said...

I think it sounds like a great plan! I hope it all works out for you and wish you a ton of luck.

Shaharizan Perez said...

Thanks Tami. It's been working out somewhat. I have been doing academic writing as opposed to novel writing. I suppose any writing done is good! :D