Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 Goals - February Recap

Its March 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).
Not happy with my progress here - I always attend Sunday mass, but I want to do something extra.  I need to make a conscience effort in March!

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 and we went our for dinner and drinks with another couple!

3. Family Time - Do one activity as a family once a month. Take one family vacation and one long weekend getaway in 2014.
We took the boys to Monster Jam!
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 the boys to see The Lego Movie

5. Declutter - sell at least 5 items per month.
I sold 9 items this month for a total a $55

6. Debt - Pay off Debt #1 and reduce Debt #2 by 50%
Made last payment on Debt #1 (yeah - no more car payments!) and reduced Debt #2 by 10%

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 a birthday party invite.  I had a night out with 2 dear friends from college as well as had my hair cut and highlighted
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 did not make any additional progress in February.  I am getting sidetracked with working on my blog and now I want to write an eBook.  My mind is so scattered and I need to figure out what I truly want to focus on in March!
How are you doing on your goals thus far? Feel free to leave a comment or link up!



  1. You are doing very well! I'm so impressed with you keeping your computer off all weekend, and you selling stuff online. I had a goal to list books on ebay, and I haven't done it yet.

  2. Sounds like you are really making your goals work. I am so into making time for myself. Even if its drinking a cup of coffee, watching the birds and having a little devotional time. I believe that calms me more than anything. UNLESS, I take a hot bubble bath.

  3. I love that you said "no" to something and spent more time with friends! How was the Lego Movie? I have 3 boys and we are Lego fans but we have not seen it yet!

    Here are my goals, hope you will stop by.

  4. My boys absolutely LOVED the Lego Movie. They thought it was hilarious. I thought it was just okay, but you defintely leave the theater singing, "Everything is Awesome"!