Father Larry: Now Paul, your vows are to ‘love Claudia, and to lose five pounds’? Paul: Well, I wanted to combine my vows and New Year’s resolutions. –Spin City
Gina’s post over at Hiya Luv reminded me that it’s New Year’s Resolution time again! I looked back at last year’s resolutions and I’m so proud to say that I did every single one. I did complete that final handmade scrapbook, I was slightly less critical of others (I could still work on this) and I managed to cut back my portions. I still need to work out, and I could cut out sweets, but I’m happy to report I no longer eat giant meals.
Here are my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Pay down our debt: Now that we’re married, I’ve acquired Match’s debts in addition to my own. We’re far better off than most, but we still owe a bit. Two student loans, a small balance on two credit cards (0% luckily), a small personal loan from MIL to Match when he was out of work (this is the first to pay off for my peace of mind) and Match’s car loan (highest interest rate). I’ve got us on a budget and I think we can get most of it paid off this year. The student loan may take longer, but at least it’s a tax write off.
2. Move towards a new career: While I can’t quit my job tomorrow, I can at least do the research and get prepared for changing careers. I’m still not sure what my dream career is, but right now I’m going to pursue becoming a full time paid writer. I could set my own hours, it’d be a job I could do from home, and I could work around Match’s ever changing schedule. I may not be able to do it, but I won’t know until I’ve tried. Plus if I pay off our debt, then we’ll have more financial freedom for me to explore a career change.
3. Stick to a Workout Routine: Every year I write a resolution that has something to do with getting into shape. I’m pretty sure that will always be the case! My goal this year is to stick to a workout routine. I want to work out a minimum of 3 days a week and hopefully lose some weight in the process.
There are my simple resolutions this year. Do you have any New Years resolutions? Did you keep the ones you made last year?