My 12 Month Goals

Do you set goals?  I confess, I’m not good at writing down all I want to accomplish.  And yes, I know this is something people normally do on January 1st, or at least, sometime in December for the next year.  But all kinds of things are changing for me, and in order to not waste my time (I’m no spring chicken, you know), I’ve decided to write my goals for the next 12 months.  Hopefully, my goals will inspire you to set some of your own.goal post

GOAL #1

Blogging will be my full time job.  AND, my goal is to make at least $5,000 per month by the end of 12 months.  I will post my income reports monthly (and yes, I intend to have more than one blog.)

OK, I know lots of people want to do this, but I have recently quit doing what was my full time job.  I sold real estate.  Yes, until recently, I was one of those terrible people, lower than a used car salesman (no offense intended), who either dragged people around in my car showing them endless homes they said they want and helped them buy something they absolutely didn’t want.  Or I helped sellers sell their houses for more than market value (if I could) while working with people who loved their hot pink walls, blood red carpet, and harvest gold appliances from the 1970’s, while refusing to clean up after their pets, pull their weeds, wipe catsup off the dining room walls or clean bathroom mirrors and close the toilet lid.

Now, I’ve given all of that glamorous lifestyle of spending hours on the phone, even more hours on the computer writing contracts and marketing houses, taking photos of dirty houses and weed filled yards while their friendly dog kept jumping up on my leg, chasing buyers and sellers for signatures while we’re in escrow, dealing with inspectors, appraisers, title companies, loan officers and underwriters who wring their hands gleefully while driving me crazy.

This goal I’m starting today.

GOAL #2staring at the scale

I will finally lose the weight I have repeatedly worked hard to lose, yet amazing regain.  I’m going to use this as a focus for one blog.  There’s a fluff woman’s magazine called “Woman’s World.” It comes out once a week and you can find it right next to The Enquirer in your grocery aisle.  I call this magazine fluff because that’s mostly what it’s filled with…articles that are just fluff.  However, their articles on the latest diet techniques are always amusing if not intriguing. So I plan to try each of their diets for the week that its published and publish my results, trials and tribulations, successes and fails, for all to see.  Now as someone who has gained and loss a tremendous amount of weight over the years, over and over again, I don’t believe any of these diets will hurt me, but I do intend to put them to the test.  I will officially begin this quest starting October 1st.

 Goal #3

This is the last goal I’m planning for the next twelve months, because I think these will keep me more than busy, I Paint_can_with_brushwill do some renovations on the house we just bought.  We didn’t buy a new house, in fact, its 47 years old.  An investor had bought it and done some major renovations to it including paint, carpet, granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, new appliances, and cleaned up and freshened the landscape.  But of course, we need to make it our own, changing paint colors, changing flooring, adding solar panels to generate power, and changing some of the landscape to make it more efficient and drought tolerant.

OK, so those are my goals for the next 12 months.  I’ll post updates on separate sections of this blog, telling you how I’m doing on my income blog, my weight loss journey, and the house alterations.

What are your goals for the next 12 months?

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