Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Last year, I made a commitment to not make any more unrealistic New Years Resolutions.  For 2011, I instead set a goal for myself that I would consume a healthy breakfast before work every morning, cutting out all of those breakfast shakes that I used to rely on.  I am happy to say that this is the first year that I have ever stuck to my goal!
For this year, I would like to set an equally realistic goal.  With that being said, however, I know that this year will be both busy and challenging for both Ryan and I, introducing a new baby into our family, so I do not want to commit myself to something that I will not have the time or energy to stick to.  So instead, I am making a list of things that I would like to work on, instead of accomplish throughout the new year.

  • Maintain financial ground throughout my maternity leave.  This may mean reducing our contributions to our renovation fund, RRSPs and TFSA, but I do not want to increase our debt load throughout my year off of work.
  • Continue to coupon and bargain shop in order to save money on all types of purchases made throughout 2012.
  • Add dusting to my weekly cleaning routine.  I rarely dust my house, and throughout these renovations, I have come across some embarrassingly dusty picture frames, shelves, corners, etc.
  • Maintain a place for all things in my home.  This means not accumulating more "things" than we have room for.
  • Take more pictures, and find a way to keep them all organized.
  • Take on more DIY projects throughout my house to save money.  On the horizon are sewing projects, along with a couple of baby things that I am working on.
  • Not lose contact with friends/family far away (as I am incredibly horrible at keeping in touch with people).
  • Maintain "alone time" for Ryan and I after Perogy is born.

What are your New Years Resolutions?


  1. "I do not want to commit myself to something I will not have the time or energy to stick to" and "baby" do not belong in the same sentence!!