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 12


  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. Another week or so and I can move on to monetizing my blog!
  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. Welcome to April in Vermont where we have had everything from rain to freezing rain and snow! Now good for getting those daily walks in!goal setting 12
  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!  Cleaned out two closets this week and pulled an assortment of things, 10 to be exact, to go out the door! 178 items to go!goal setting 12
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Managed to get two books read this week! Continued with the trilogy following Call The Midwives  and read book 2 (Shadows of the Workhouse) and book 3 (Farewell To The East End)! 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, 14 to go! Beginning to think my goal here should have been a few more books!goal setting 12
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Finding that only thinking about he meals for the week is much easier than thinking of the whole month. Still trying to make healthy choices, did well… although there was the night my husband made his famous Clam and Bacon Pizza!Cut into slices.
  8. Finish 4 2 knitting projects. Second project finished! Third project just started. another infinity scarf but this one you knit on a very long 47 inch round needle, the needle is then doubled on itself so you are actually knitting two rows at once. I had to watch the video on YouTube several times to get it all set up. I think I’m good to go now!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Such progress! Did make three loves of bread this week so two loaves went into the freezer. Managed to use up a container of tomato sauce so we’re slowly making progress. Working on the upstairs freezer now!Delicious Homemade Bread
  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 and an aunt in upstate New York. I foresee a road trip in our future!goal setting


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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