2012 Goals

Yeah, I know you’ve probably read about a million of these posts so why not go ahead and make it a million and one!

*Get healthy. Already got a start on this! I started Couch to 5k Monday night. It’s only three times a week and about 25 minutes long. I’m incredibly sore but can’t wait to see what kind of results I get.
*Read. I really love to read. I read a 10 book series within a month and have been known to read a book inside a week. My mom just bought me The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo after professing my desire to read it. Thanks, mom!
*Journal every day. I got a Penzu account a few months ago and journaled a lot when I was younger and have several full of stories. I like Penzu, but I like seeing my own handwriting. I just need to find the right journal!
*Less screen time. Being on such a long break from school I realized how much I can sit in front of a screen mindlessly. TV or computer. I want to spend less time in front of a screen and more time reading or talking with Jason.
*Save more money. Jason and I just started Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University with our brother and sister-in-law. We had already been doing the envelope thing** to an extent but we’re excited to do the whole program! We loved our first night.

**The “envelope thing” in FPU is taking envelopes labeled save, spend, and gift (tithes). Each month you take cash out of your account and have a name for every dollar. (Besides bills that are auto-drafted from your account). It really works! We have watched how much (and where) most of our money goes–groceries and out to eat. We have specified envelopes for each of these and we don’t spend any more than that. I highly suggest doing this (heck, do Financial Peace University!) to track your spending!