Happy New Year everyone!
Now that I’ve eaten, relaxed, exercised, and made my first baking mistake (forgot to put yeast in my bread dough) of 2020, I think it’s time for me to write down a few goals and hopes for the year 2020.
- Try to make an additional $50 to $100 principal payment toward my house mortgage. Hopefully, by the end of the year, the extra payments will equal to approximately 2 months mortgage payments.
- Try to save at least $100 per month for rainy day fund. I haven’t had a rainy day fund for two years and I think it’s time to start the fund again since I used it all during the unemployment of 2018.
- Take vacation time from work, even if it’s for a day. Don’t become a workaholic.
- Try to look for beauty in everyday life whenever bad thoughts threaten to enter my mind.
- Try to write more. I want to try and complete one story to submit to the Z Publishing company and I want to try to get back to a regular schedule blogging, to try to post something each week, whether it be a story, picture, etc. It’s not my goal to be spontaneous this past few days but I had been bored from the days off and stuck at home due to snow and bad weather.
- Curb my craving for sugar. My sugar craving was at its worst throughout 2019. I’m already looking for chocolate, cakes, anything to satisfy my sweet tooth even though I know it’s detrimental to my health. Ugh!
- Curb my craving, PERIOD. I am an emotional eater. Whenever I’m angry, upset, or stress, I eat and when I start eating, it’s difficult for me to stop. I hope to control that part of brain.
- My mom mentioned at dinner tonight her one goal for 2020 and that is to try to fight less with me and her family. I hope she follows through and hope that God will provide her with the guidance to follow through with her goal.
- Go on more hikes even if I’ve been on the trail before.
- My last hope for this new year is that I hope even through the dark and rough times I may encounter in the upcoming 12 months, God will always shine a light to lead me down the right path especially as I try to achieve my financial goals.