Personal Thoughts

My Goals for 2012

I know, right?  I’m a little late to the party, but I didn’t even start thinking about my 2012 goals until January1 so I didn’t want to rush them.  I’ve given each aspect of my life a lot of thought and have chosen goals that will make me a better mom, wife, and homemaker.  I know the list looks super long, but I think it’s actually quite doable.




Complete my photo 365 project.
Continue learning to use my camera.
Read the entire Bible by December 31, 2012 using this plan.
Get dressed to shoes daily.
Take 15 minutes to myself daily.
Take better care of myself.
Get my hair trimmed.  Seriously, it’s been too long.
Drink more water, working my way up to 64 ounces.


Go on a weekend get-away sans kids.
Have monthly date nights.
Pray for my husband daily.
Hand hubby the camera more often so I can be in the shot.


Begin preschool with Bryson.
Plans lessons weekly.
Read aloud to both children.
Go on a family vacation.
Spend one-on-one time daily with each of the children.
Have regular dates with each child individually.
Implement a once per week outing.

Home & Living

Meal plan weekly.
Eliminate toxic chemicals and cleaning products by making my own.
Eat more real food.
Cut out artificial dyes, sweeteners, and preservatives from our diet.
Shine my sink each night and clear the counters.
Continue donating items we no longer need, use, or love.
Sand & repaint kitchen cabinets.
Give our dining table a makeover.


Pay cash for new windows throughout our home.
Pay cash for a new refrigerator.
Pay cash for a new oven.
Double the amount in our savings.
Start back using coupons.


Set office hours and be more efficient with my time.
Shut the computer down from 4PM – 9PM daily.
Bring in steady income.  (I have a set number, but I don’t like talking finances.)
Work out a blogging schedule.  (Monday Meal Plan, Tuesday Craft/DIY, Wednesday Photo, etc)
Schedule posts weekly, hopefully having most posts scheduled ahead.
Take on less, especially when it comes to reviews.

So, there it is.  I will update monthly to make myself accountable and hopefully it will be motivation to stay on track.  I’m also printing this page off to keep at my desk.  I’m a very visual person, so I need to keep my goals in view as much as possible!

What are some of your goals?


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  • That is a lot to do but I love how you divided it up! Love seeing meal planning on your list! It has helped us so much! Good luck … can’t wait to hear updates!

  • I know its way past January LOL but I was sorta busy (mom was still in ICU). I love this list. Yes, its kinda long, but a lot of these are simple things or simple changes that will really help you, even if it just recharges you-(i.e. 15minutes to yourself) I just wanted to let you know that there are homeschools that have online programs and tons of great websites. There is also a lot of networking out there for homeschool parents and kids. I was homeschooling my oldest 2 when i started at RTI, being a single parent then, on 3rd shift, etc- well, it just didn’t work. But also, i wanted to let u know that i found lots of teaching resources, planners etc at Berry and Dunn in Rainsville. I would strongly suggest that u have a planner and a grade book. This lets u see where u are going and what kind of time frame you need as well as what progress the kids are making and where their trouble spots are. (right now u could just use checks or just an x for where they have trouble. But if you start now it will give u a couple of years to find what u are comfortable with. Also, i am sure you know, but make sure u become affiliated with an ACCREDITED program of some kind!!! i cant stress that enough. if not, it will lead to problems when applying for college or if they have to start in public school. Good Luck and Have Fun with the homeschooling!! and the rest of the things on your list!! and btw. remember that vactions and get aways don’t have to be in a distant location. there are a lot of great places nearby. (1 more thing-kids as small as yours aren’t going to have a lot of specific memories about vacations so try not to overspend or get too extravagant because it can cause more stress than fun) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to