Happy New Year! Today I’m sharing my goals for the new year! I’m hoping to accomplish a few big things in 2018, most surrounding our awesome new family addition since that’s going to be the biggest accomplishment / life change / big event, possibly ever.
If you don’t want to watch the video, here are my goals! As stated before, it’s definitely centered around baby stuff.
2018 Family Goals
Goal: Have a heathy, happy baby!
Having a baby in a few months is a huge event in life and one of the most exciting things that will happen this year. I’m not even sure if it’s really a goal but the goal is to stay as healthy and happy as possible while doing it. To take care of myself before birth and after. To make sure I transition as well as possible to motherhood. There is so much I still don’t know and won’t know about this until it happens but I’m looking forward to accomplishing this goal. Here’s to a happy and healthy baby and momma!
2018 Financial Goals
Goal: Save money for baby arrival.
I’ve calculated roughly what I need to save to pay my deductible and the average amount for the co-insurance I have for a baby’s birth. I checked with my insurance and people I work with to come up with this estimate and feel confident about having it saved up to pay the medical bills associated with birth. I know hospitals will work with you and do payment plans but I just prefer to save this up before hand.
Goal: Save an emergency fund.
Last year I focused on debt and paid off my car loan so in 2018 it is all about saving money. In addition to saving up the amount we need for a baby we want to re-establish a stronger emergency fund. I’m aiming for about $10,000 right now and will adjust as needed once we get there and see how it feels. The goal is just to have enough for basic expenses like our mortgage, utilities, food, etc.
2018 YouTube Goals
Goal: Make $600 per month on Youtube with consistent video production.
I’ve really enjoyed making videos over the last year or so and want to get more consistent with that process. Since I work at a company centered around video and photo equipment it’s also a great chance for me to learn more related to my day job. For 2018 I’d like to make consistent videos each week and slowly grow the amount of ad revenue I earn. The goal is to make enough to cover our monthly part-time daycare expenses. But the real goal? To keep learning and growing some skills! Let me know if there are any specific videos you would like to see.
Those are my goals for 2018! It’s going to be an interesting and life-changing year!