January 11, 2013

Goals for 2013

I know it's been over a week since New Years, but I still wanted to compile a list of goals that I want to aim for in 2013. 

Get more organized with my housekeeping and do a better job of keeping up with my chores.
I found a good little checklist that breaks the household chores up by days, etc. from Pinterest (where else!?) and I've been doing it this week. It's been working! 

Find a way to add some income to our household while I'm at home with the babies. I've gotten a lot of suggestions from many of you from InstaGram and I really appreciate it.  I'm not sure selling is the way I want to go but it's still an option. I'm thinking of maybe tutoring , selling lessons on TPT (but I need to figure out how to create them!), and maybe teaching online classes. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Get my professional stuff prepared (ie. resume, letters of rec, etc.)
In case I do return to the classroom next year, I need to make sure that my stuff is all ready!

Make time for Nick and I.  We have only gone out once without kids since we've had the babies- for Nick's birthday in October.  I know it's hard to find someone who has time and energy to watch all 3 kids so they may end up being "in home dates".  Once the kids go to bed we tend to do our own thing  (ie. Nick irons and does reading for his tests and I read or blog). We need to set time up to do things together - ie games, movies, desserts, etc.

Have more patience with Reagan and give him time to be a kid.  Since the babies have been born I feel like I have a majorly short fuse and just don't have time to do the fun things with him that I used to do.

Start attending church more regularly.

I love to read and need to find the time to continue this love!

Get out of the house more!
Since the babies have been born I am really overwhelmed with the task of leaving the house.
Baby-steps... but I need to get more comfortable running errands and such with the twins and with all 3 kids.

Be responsible with our money.
I want to start couponing and being a bargain shopper. Any tips?

Live in the present.
I'm a big planner and seem to always be thinking/worrying about tomorrow.
I really want to start focusing and enjoying today!

What are some of your goals for 2013?


mrs. tabb said...

our goals are really similar! i'm having an accountability link up party at the end of january...check it out and you should join us!!

We Are The Tabbs

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What wonderful, worthy goals. I'm doing an Mini-Organizational Seminar for a MOPS group this next Monday. Wish you could attend. I might say something that would be helpful to you.

All the best with your goals, I'm sure you'll end this year feeling very good about these.

2sylly said...

I can help with the bargain shopping. Bruce said once that even if I had a million dollars I would still buy everything on sale.

KRISTIN said...

These are great goals, a lot of which I need to do too!