Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 Goals - January Recap

Its February 1st, so that means it is time to check in on our goals for 2014.  I am quite proud of my progress so far. 

I am making a real, conscious effort to set goals in 2014 and stick to them.  The best way I can think of is to hold myself accountable on a monthly basis.  Be sure to check back in the first of every month to see my progress as well as link up your progress. 

1.  Relationship with God - Do one activity a month to strength my relationship with God (going to mass on Sunday does not count).
I attended a weekday mass on January 28th to celebrate my sister's birthday

 2.  Relationship with my Husband - Go on one date night a month with my husband.  Plan an overnight trip of at least 2 nights away to take in 2014
We did dinner out and our Saturday night bowling league

 3.  Family Time - Do one activity as a family once a month.  Take one family vacation and one long weekend getaway in 2014.
We celebrated our son's 8th birthday and went to The Jump Yard
Vacation #1 is booked for April!!!

4.  Relationships with my Kids - Do a one-on-one activity with each child each month (3 a month).
I took each of the 3 kids on a shopping trip alone with only me

5.  Declutter - sell at least 5 items per month.
I sold 15 items this month for a total of over $60

6.  Debt - Pay off Debt #1 and reduce Debt #2 by 50%
Made a large payment on Debt #1 and reduced Debt #2 by 5%

7.  Me Time - Say "no" to one extra commitment a month.  Do an only me or "girls night" activity once a month.
I said "no" to making my son's 8th birthday cake and ordered the cake.  I had a dinner night out with work colleagues 
8.  Budget Buster - Keep library fines to under $5 for the entire year (this is so hard for me).
No library fines this month, I am committed to checking my account online first thing Monday morning
9.  Work/Life Balance - Friday at 5 pm - until Monday at 8 am - do not check work e-mails (I am off the clock).
Struggling here a bit, I still look at my iPhone too much to see e-mails, however I have not opened my laptop on the weekends

 10.  Have an online business (this idea has been in my head for over a year) fully functioning by the end of 2014.  I need to take one giant step every month to achieve this goal!
I started writing my business plan and have a pretty good outline thus far
How are you doing on your goals thus far?  Feel free to leave a comment or link up!

Good Luck!


  1. Stopping by from Crystal's Launch team facebook group. I added my goals but we also have a goals linky up on my blog started by creative k kids. I hope you stop by and add your link so we can encourage each other.

    I love that you made goals to spend time with your husband and kids individually. I can't wait to hear about your april family vacation.

  2. Great job on keeping your goals. You have a lot going on but you're keeping your priorities in place!

  3. Love your goals and you are making some great progress too! Thanks for linking up at The Month That Was, I added my goal recap to your link as well!