My word for 2012 was Sparkle. And though I didn't get everything crossed off my list or dedicate as much time to Sparkle Creations as I would of liked, I definitely had a fun year celebrating me! I exhibited at CHA, I switched my whole life to being electronic on my iPhone and iPad, I traveled to Mexico and Hawaii, I had special fun weekends with my crafty friends, my department at my day job won Department of the Year, and I saved over $1,500 couponing this last year. (That's 250 Basic Grey paper pads, lol...or 300 Copics.)
Have you picked out a word for 2013?
My list of words:
Keeping track of my goals monthly on my blog has been a great tool for me. It doesn't let me forget what I'm trying to achieve and I can account for my progress. No ones perfect...and my list of goals will never be all too easy. But that's how I push myself to keep going forward! Sometimes you win and sometimes you fail...but regardless of the outcome, I'm always happy with what I am able to do.
For my goals, I'll have 3 different categories...My Day Job, Sparkle Creations, and Personal. Every goal I've made for my day job in the last 3 years hasn't even come close to getting crossed off my list. I work in an environment where things change constantly...so while I would like to get to certain projects...it's not always the priority.
My Day Job Goals
- Vault Teller Manual - ALL
- Designated Trainer Kits - USA
- Assistant Manager Training - ALL
- Management Training for myself
I really want to focus on money and costs this year. I did a little bit last year, but I really want to make things more cost effective for me and for the future. I really hope to have this continue into my next career and I really need to push over onto the other side.
I also have some really fun news that I'll announce after New Years! I think 2013 will be a fun and exciting year for SCRS!
Sparkle Creations Goals
- More cost effective
- Monthly Sales Goal
- More time with my team
- Card Kits
With it being my 2nd year in couponing, I'm going to keep my grocery goal the same as last year. I want to spend about $150 per month. Now that I have a mini stockpile, I think it'll even be easier for me to do...and I have a better idea of whats practical in quantity for me to buy. I mean, you already know that I don't need to buy razors, shaving cream, detergent, or toothpaste this year, lol. I also got enough air fresheners on Black Friday to last til 2014.
I include all household products in my grocery budget, so though I over spent $60 for the year, I'm kindof on the fence about it. I spent a little more than $100 on getting diapers and wipes to make diaper cake gifts...and I kindof feel like it shouldn't really count since I'm not keeping them. I think I will separate that out from my normal budget and put it in my gift budget. (Yes, I do save for birthdays and Christmas year round.) But I will still include paper towels, soap, toilet paper, etc. in my monthly allowance.
I've always been quite healthy (and I still am)...I eat healthy, drink water, and exercise. I eat better than I exercise and Brent is the opposite, lol. He eats a lot more junk than I do, but he exercises much more. But when I spend 8 hours at work, go couponing, and need to fill orders for SCRS...exercising is the thing that gets lost on my list of things to do. I really want to make an effort to exercise routinely again.
- Project Life
- Spend $1,800 on groceries for the year
- Time Management
- Be more healthy
I'll technically by 31 by the time I make it for #5, but I give myself half credit for this...since the trip is planned and Brent surprised me with this! Since I'm making a special trip that I didn't plan and save for...it might impact what we can do for #19. I have such a sweet hubby that would rather let me see my BFF than us doing something cool for our anniversary.
30 Things I Will Do This Year
- Read all the books in my stash
Visit my mom's grave
- Try bikram yoga
- Go zip lining
- Visit my BFF
- Profit with SCRS
- See the Canucks play live
Save over $1,000 from couponing
- Make a card kit class
- Actually finish my Project Life
See a play
- Take a college class
Learn to cook something new Take more pictures
- Print more pictures
Use more technology Cherish people more
- Pay off my car
- Plan something fun for our 5 year anniversary
Play free bingo Create more for fun Make more scrappy cards Join the Alpha Xi Delta Alum group
- Wear earrings more often
- Execute Operation Beyońce - we have fun with Beyońce at work, can't give our prank away, lol
- Make chicken cards
See my friends more Do another 5K
- Work on my garden
- Make more time for my team. I truly love these ladies!!