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Ten Goals for the New Year

Kicking off this new year, it's appropriate to take life stock and make some goals for the year.  Time to get back into the blogging saddle and chronicle our homesteading steps!  New Year's Resolutions get a bad rap become no one can stick with large life changes.  I like goals better. I have success with them already and they're something to work toward, not a lifestyle change per se to get discouraged over.  I can always look back and see how much progress I made towards a goal, and not get discouraged that I didn't meet a resolution.  Success on a scale, not a binary system.

Daddy and Little Man enjoying some Christmas snow
1. Expand the family

We have a new bambino coming this spring.  I need to learn how to balance those new challenges, parent the Little Man through becoming a Big Brother and making sure that I stay focused, balanced, and healthy with these new changes.

Becoming debt free--or at least be more on the road

A large goal, given my master's degree and undergrad and our budding rental investments, but make some forward progress.  Action steps for this year will include the following....

2. Buy a trailer and move to the country to really launch on some homesteading (another post on that coming soon!)

3. Turn our "city house" into a rental and fold all our "new"income into faster student loan payments.

Nutrition Overhaul

Always room for improvement, but here are my goals for the year! (Gotta keep it reasonable with a new kiddo!)

4. Give up soda for 6+ months (Reward: Berkey for my Birthday!)

5. Do all sprouted and home ground grains by the end of the year.  (WonderMill in the works!)

6.  Learn to like at least one new probiotic food and incorporate it into daily life

Health and Wellness

7. Make my own cosmetics except mascara or quit using them

8. Use all homemade beauty supplies (soap, shampoo, lotions) except for hair items

Homesteading Goals

9. Set up 2-3 beehives and quit buying honey

10. Grow all my years' supply of green beans, tomatoes (sauced and diced), and can my applesauce.

**Note: This post was shared on The Prairie Homestead's Barnyard Hop. Trying this out for the first time. :)

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