My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress! I tend to get a little stressed when I realize just how fast the year is flying by. However, I am making progress!goal-setting


  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Currently we are doing a little tweaking of the site behind the scenes. Next step is to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! It would be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. This past weekend we were visiting my mother-in-law in Connecticut. It was so nice to have no snow and I could actually wear sneakers while walking! Managed to have two good days of walking! Such fun to see the signs of spring!goal setting
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year!  This week I continued working on decluttering my sewing supplies. Managed to pull a few old patterns out which I will try to sell on eBay! Also pulled things out of the pantry as well as two pairs of boots I no longer wear and have seen better days! A total of 12 items out the door! 188 items to go!goal setting
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Managed to get two books read this week! Call The Midwives (book 1) was the book series that the PBS show was based on. If you loved the show you will love the book. I really enjoyed it as it went into a lot more of the history of the times. The Life We Bury was a quick read. Started as a good story and ended up as a thriller and I just couldn’t put it down! Still keeping track of the books I’ve read on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 16 to go! Beginning to think my goal here should have been a few more books!goal setting
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Stopped at the grocery store on our way home last night from Connecticut. Meals planned for the week ahead. Notice all the vegetables, we’re making healthy choices! I have my meal plan in a plastic binder so I can re-use it each week. Using a dry erase pen which can easily be wiped off each week!goal setting
  8. Finish 4 2 knitting projects. Second project finished! With the driving time to Connecticut and back I finally finished my infinity scarf! Now to figure out my third project!!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Such progress! Brought a loaf of banana bread and the last of the cinnamon buns to Connecticut with us! Thinking I might be able to have a totally empty freezer before too long. This is a second fridge we have in our basement in case you’re wondering. We do have another refrigerator/freeze in our kitchen!goal setting
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Recently contacted our friends in North Carolina. I foresee a road trip in our future!


So we’re now into April and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority, if not all, of my goals!





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