1.05.2014

Setting Attainable Goals in January


I don't believe in New Years resolutions. 365 days is far too long to actually set a goal and stick with it the entire time. I prefer to break my goals down by month. Especially with the wedding now only eight months away (eek!) there is just so much I have to do and I need to stay organized. Lists like this one keep me from pulling out all of my hair, because I need that, you know, to hold up the veil.

Here are some things I'm working on in January. I'll cross them off as they are accomplished, so please feel free to check back in with this same post later in the month.

It's all about me here.

-First and and foremost, enjoy the time off before I start my new job. DONE
-Pray for little sis, who will be having surgery February 6th. DONE SHE DID GREAT!
-Read 5 books and make sure to share. Right now I'm reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, written in 1936. Long story, but some of the best business folk I've met have followed Carnegie's principles, and I want their secret. TO BE CONTINUED...
-Visit two museums TO BE CONTINUED...
-Try two new Farmer's Markets DONE



I'll be up in the gym just workin' on my fitness...

-Ride my bike to the beach at least twice a week while I'm not working. DID NOT HAPPEN
-Go to two spin classes a week DID NOT HAPPEN
-Try a yoga class at my gym at least once DID NOT HAPPEN
-Lose about 5 lbs. this month DONE!


I need a dollar, dollar, a dollar is what I need!

-Pinch those pennies before New Opportunity comes! DONE!
-Eat out only twice per week. DONE!
-Organize 2013 Tax Receipts into binder before tax appointment so I have accurate deduction amounts TO BE CONTINUED...


Going to the Chapel...

-Finally formally ask the remaining FIVE bridesmaids to be in our wedding. I have tried as hard as possible to ask each in person and take them out to lunch to do so, but my far away friends will have to settle for my handmade card and gift. Immediate goal? Mail all 5 of these packages by January 10th.
-Make two wedding inspiration boards, one for each of the two color schemes I'm debating between, and send to bridesmaids (once "formally" asked) to beg for help in picking one.
-Provide info to bridesmaids on how and where to order their dress by the due date
-Order and mail Save the Dates DONE, DONE & DONE!
-Get The Fiancé to decide and ask his groomsmen and best man so he won't be standing up there all alone come Sept. 6th TO BE CONTINUED...
-Research honeymoon spots. Book trip. TO BE CONTINUED...
-Renew passport. DONE!


We will review on January 31st to see how I did!

What are some goals you are working on this month, loves?

2 comments :

  1. This year will be your year, Erin!!!! Excited and so happy for you!!! xoxo

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  2. Taking down my Christmas tree and clean out my clothes closet. I know they sound small, but I hate to clean the house after I do that on Saturday, I have no desire to dive into a cleaning project. How I wish cleaning fairies existed.

    I also want to blog several more times as I've decided to count my cookbooks by cooking one recipe by each and then posting the recipe and thoughts about it. I've cooked a lot from various cookbooks and now have a stack of them just waiting for me to write about them so I can put them away.

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