Friday, January 5, 2018

Dare to Share #295 and 2018 Goals









There is nothing like the new year to get you thinking about how your life is going.  Every year people make resolutions, and declare that they are going to cold turkey make changes starting on Jan 1.  I have done that in the past, but I have gotten to realize as I get older, that I rarely stick to resolutions made that way.  I am going to do something different this year. I do have a few goals that I would like to complete, but I am doing them in baby steps, and in FAITH. There are a couple of things that I would really like to see happen this year.  I am not going to post about them here, but they are things I have been praying about for awhile.  I need to BELIEVE that they will happen while working toward my goal. While working to my goals, I also know that when things are "too big", I do much better with baby steps.  Everyone will get too busy or have a bad day from time to time, but that's okay.  I will not give up, and just try again the next day.   Here are a few of my goals that I can share with you. 

I hope to earn more "side hustle" money.  I will be honest while I love substitute teaching, it does not cover all the bills. I need to supplement my income in other ways.  I do so with varying apps, survey sites, and saving money on super deals.  I will share soon on some of the ways that help me pay the bills. 

As you saw in my last statement, buy spending a lot less, my money goes farther.  I hope to save even more this year. I follow several deal sites, and match sales and coupons with my grocery lists. I am also saving a lot with coupons (digital and paper), and savings apps. 

 I just do not have the organizing gene, and I know my limits.  I hope to take more steps in that direction though.  Each day I plan on doing a few smaller easy to do tasks to get things done.  I know what works for me, so I will play to those strengths.  

You may have seen on  Instagram , the awesome Unicorn planner super deal I got a few weeks ago.  I have been using it for 5 days now, and I LOVE it.   I plan to use it all year long.  One thing that I am going to start doing this year is be more aware of my gratitude. There is a box beside each day in this planner.  At the end of the day, I have been writing something good that happened that day.  It will only take a few seconds to do, and at the end of the year, I can look back at all the blessings I received.  

If you have followed my blog for awhile,  you may have realized I took a rather long blogging break in 2017. I have been blogging for almost 10 years, and I really needed it. I will be posting a lot more this year.  This morning I was given a fun assignment which I can't wait to get started on, and you will see in a few weeks. That assignment got my creative juices flowing, and soon my brain was on overload with a bunch of new post ideas that I will be sharing soon.  

Along those same lines, I also kind of took a social media break.  While I would post from time to time on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest,  I stopped posting regularly. In the last couple of months, I started posting again, and it now feels more fun, and not a chore.  I hope to continue to share a lot more in 2018.  

Do you make resolutions or goals?  I would love to hear about them.  

Now since it is Friday night, it is time for the first Dare to Share party of the new year..  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 
   
   


12 comments:

  1. Glad I found you. Thanks for the party. Happy New Year Coastal Bohemian

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    1. I am glad you found me too! Welcome!

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  2. No resolutions, but plenty of goals. Hope your year is off to a great start!

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    1. Thank you Michele.. Other than freezing, and feeling like we live at the North Pole, it has been pretty good.

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  3. Thank you for hosting. I linked my mom’s tuna noodle casserole recipe, a mac and cheese even an adult can love, and a healthy dump and go soup.. I hope you enjoy them! Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

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    1. Yum.. Those sound really good Marilyn. We especially like Mac and Cheese around here. I may be an adult, but I still eat like a kid. :)

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  4. Thank you for hosting! No resolutions and I haven't sat down yet to set my goals, but I will! I linked up my DIY chalkboard made from an old dresser mirror frame!

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    1. It took my a few days to write mine down too. They are a work in progress.. I also love to repurpose things, so your chalkboard sounds like a great project!

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Hope your holidays were great. Happy 2018!

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    1. Happy New Year! They were good, I hope yours were too.

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