Let's Start the New Year Right

One of the things that I learned through the process of paying off our home in 2012, was that if you set an "impossible" goal, it helps bring other aspects of your life into focus, and it keeps you on track. You might not reach your goal, but if you aim low, you'll hit it every time. I'd rather aim high and do the {happy dance} when all the hard work pays off. Talk about an adrenaline rush! 

So, with the success of last year's financial goal still fresh in our minds, I'm sharing twelve goals that we'll be working on in 2013. Some of them are personal goals, and some are goals that we'll be working towards as a couple. I'm sharing them here because I believe in accountability. Ready?


{1} Pay off the Project House
{2} Read 75 books
{3} Exercise 3 days a week
{4} Tell my time where to go
{5} Completely clean out the backyard
{6} Finish Project 312


{7} Explore the Galations 4:5 Adventure
{8} Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without (a no-shopping experiment)
{9} Twelve driving lessons in the 5-speed (wish me luck)
{10} Unplug more often
{11} Memorize 52 Bible verses
{12} Pack more Shoeboxes

What goals are YOU setting for yourself in 2013?
Would you be interested in a FB accountability group?


  1. I always love accountability! If you start such a group, I'd be sure to join!

    1. Great! It will probably be on the FB BN page, so keep an eye out for it.

  2. Glad to hear/see you're still going to be around, Carrie. Accountability sounds fun. :)

    1. Kim - it would be great to have you join us! I'll probably be posting the FB BN page, so keep an eye out for it.

  3. I'm interested in an accountability group. : ) Will work more today on clarifying my goals for 2013.

    1. Sandy - sounds good. Hope to see you over on FB (the Busy Nothings page). :)

  4. These sound great and challenging! Excited to see you cross them off.

    1. You and me both. I think we've bitten off a lot this year, but aim high, right? :)

  5. As ever, you're inspiring in your commitment to making goals and solidly working towards them throughout the year Carrie! I don't think I have thought that specifically about the year!

  6. inspiring as ever in your specificity of goals and your determination to follow them through! Food for thought for what my goals actually are!


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