I have never made a New Year’s resolution, other than jokingly resolving to learn to like whiskey last year.
To my surprise, setting the resolution (even in jest) actually worked.
Since I want this next year to be another year of growth and increased personal responsibility, I decided to make some resolutions in earnest.
Here are a few goals I would like to – and totally can – achieve in 2015:
- Go on one at least outdoor adventure (i.e. hike, bike ride, camping trip) each month.
- Go to at least one cultural event (i.e. museum, symphony, theater) each month.
- Read all the books on this list (and more).
- Pay off all my credit card debt, then up my monthly car payments by $50.
- Put aside at least $1,000 in savings.
- Track all of my spending (and actually stay within my monthly budget for each category).
- Give my closet a serious overhaul and sell or donate all the items I’ve outgrown or don’t have a use for anymore.
- Focus on purchasing investment pieces that will last for years, rather than indulging in trendy fast fashion.
- Finish a knit piece, a cross-stitched piece, and a sewn piece just for me.
- Host a dinner party where I cook multiple courses – and pair wines! – for at least 6 people.
- Go on a road trip.
- Finish my murder mystery.
Let’s see how this goes!
What are you resolving to do better in 2015?