Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I'm not one for making resolutions, but for this new year I am.  I used to make them when I was younger, but I would never go through with them.  Well, 2014 in August is the start of my 30's!  I want my 30's to be different from my 20's.  20's were fat and in debt.  30's I want to be skinny-ish and semi debt free.  Or at least to the road of debt free (those damn student loans, I'll be paying off forever!)  I figured if I come on here and list my "resolutions" for the new year, then I will surely keep up with them.  

Ok, here we go......

  1. Save all coins until the end of the year and use that for a vacation for 2015 or pay off a bill. (my mom saved almost $300 in two and half months in coins.  I think it will be fun to see what I can save in a year, I work in the service industry, so I always come home with coins.)
  2. Save my tip money for Christmas 2014.  One year I saved tips from Jan-June and I had a good amount to take on our vacation.  Like $1600 of spending money. Imagine what it would be for 11 months.   (I work hourly with tips, so my tips aren't as much as a server would be)
  3. Lose weight.....and keep it off.  I can lose weight if I put my mind to it.  So let me amend that.  Go to the gym (that I am paying for and not going) three days a week, cut out all soda and artificial sweeteners. 
  4. Start putting money away to pay off school loans.  yuck.
  5. Cook at least one new recipe a week!  (on the healthy side)
  6. Make my front and back yard look pretty.  We let it get out of control this year!  
  7. Start my veggie and fruit garden. 
  8. Work on a fairy garden 
  9. Do more crafts for myself and with the kid. 
  10. Now to round it all out.........ORGANIZE MY LIFE!

So, overall I don't think the list is too daunting. Everything is doable.  I know I probably wont make it to the gym every week next year. What am I going to do during the summer months when my kid is at home???  I'll have to work something out.  I probably wont be able to save every coin and every tip I make.  Sometimes I need to use my tips for food money or to supplement my crappy pay checks.  But overall, I should be able to save a good bulk.  

Wish me luck!  I really hope 2014 is a year of change!

What do you have on your list? 


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