After recapping my 2012 goals I spent a couple hours thinking about my goals for the new year.
- Lose 50 lbs. Yep, I’m setting an actual goal. The past few years have all been “get healthier” or “lose weight” without any specific times or goals attached. I’m going to try something different this year and give myself an actual number goal. With a deadline. It’s not frightening since it’s only about 1 pound a week. I believe I can do that easily if I get serious as I intend to do. I told a friend and my mom about this goal before putting it on the blog, and it felt good to say it. It felt like I will really do it. In 2013 I will lose 50 lbs.
- Pay off my debt. I’m adding this goal again to my list because I didn’t fully knock it out last year. This isn’t a pressing matter but I feel like this new year is the time to clean up everything in my life, including this remaining debt. Being in debt feels very similar to being overweight and I’m tired of both. In 2013 I’ll pay off my remaining $5,000 in student loan debt. I will be using ReadyForZero to track my progress with this.
- Explore Memphis. I’d like to spend the next year exploring Memphis more. I’d like to get to know the city and people here better after being a vary transient citizen the past 7 years. I’d come in and out of this city only staying for a few months at a time and not really taking advantage of all there is here. I know Memphis is a cool city and it’s actually becoming a much healthier place to live. I’d like to explore it more, including going to farmers markets, new restaurants, parks, bike areas, and more. In 2013 I will explore Memphis and make it feel like home.
So that’s it. Just 3 goals for the new year. Lose the next chunk of weight, pay off the last chunk of debt, and explore the city I’m calling home.
Simple enough right? Seems like it when writing my goals, but I know there is a lot of work to do behind all those goals. Budgets to make, healthy meals to prepare, research to do. It won’t all be easy but I think it’s possible.
What are your 2013 goals?