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2019 will be the year I turn 25. While I feel I’ve got a good handle on adulting, I know that there are still things to learn and more to do as I start transitioning through my mid-twenties. I usually don’t make New Year resolutions, but I thought it would be a good idea to spell out what I am currently hoping to achieve in the next year and be held somewhat accountable.
Last week I wrote about what home renovation projects we were looking to get finished in the upcoming year. I’ve been overwhelmed by the popularity of that post and truly inspired to continue sharing more about our first house journey.
I hope to inspire you to assess where you are right now and where you want to be this time next year.
Personal Finance Goals
I would like to learn more about investing and figure out how I can make our money work more for us. This will include doing further research into the best retirement solutions for us.
I plan to write about our experience once we take the nosedive into that.
Pay off my car loan
We took a 5 year car loan out for my car about 2 years ago and we are right on track to pay it off about 2 years early.
As a bonus it would be nice to pay off another portion of my 4 student loans. This year we celebrated paying off 1/4 and watching that monthly payment decrease by a little was an exciting reward.
Miscellaneous Life Goals
Get a Passport
This is one I should have been working on all year, but with so many money sucks being thrown our way we haven’t been able to get the applications handed in. I want to be able to plan a trip to see my dear sweet friend in Niagara Falls before she moves from the area, so this one is URGENT!
Take at Least One Beach Trip
I LOVE the beach. Since moving to Massachusetts about 2 1/2 years ago, we have managed to take a yearly anniversary beach vacation to various parts of the New England coast. I never want to leave- It’s gorgeous!
Eat Out Less
It’s a horrible habit, but after our hour commute home at night the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Stopping for dinner most weeknights is seriously hurting our budget and making us fat. We’ve started this one a little early, planning meals at home that don’t take too much time and making sure we have the ingredients and clean dishes to make them.
Have a Baby
I would love this year to be the year we start our family. We have to tackle a few house and job hurdles before we can start working on this one, but fingers crossed! Until then I am staying positive about this prospect and knowing that it will happen when it’s supposed to.
I began blogging in mid-October of this year. This has been an exciting experience for me and has opened me up a lot of potential in the next year. If you’ve been curious about starting a blog yourself, check out my first month update to find out more and stay tuned for my 3 month update coming in a couple weeks.
I have put about $100 into starting this blog up. Before my renewal in October of 2019, I would love to have made at least $100 back.
If I am able to make more than that, I will be overjoyed! In the long run my hope is that this blog will be able to supplement my husband’s income when we become parents.
Continue to Grow
Since beginning this blog my traffic numbers have been steadily increasing. Thank you to all of you readers who have taken an interest in something I have had to say and left a comment, pinned, and shared my posts. I get so excited every time I see someone liked what I said enough to share it. It makes all of the effort worthwhile.