Shoeaholic No More



December 2013



2014 Goals: Financial, Clutter and Otherwise

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I'm setting 2014 goals! I'm calling them goals instead of resolutions because I have never stuck to resolutions very well. I plan to review them in 2 monthsAlthough I am new to blogging, I can see how having some goals will help me in my journey to a debt and clutter free life. Therefore, I am setting some 2014 goals. I am calling them goals rather than resolutions because I have never stuck to resolutions very well. 🙂

Without further delay, here are my 2014 goals: Financial, Clutter and Otherwise

  1. Increase savings account to $1,000
  2. Demolish $10,000 worth of debt (This goal may have to be revised throughout the year as I have no idea yet how quickly I will be paying off principle and how much interest I will be accruing each month)
  3. NO OVERDRAFT FEES! They are just dumb and if I’m following the budget I’ve laid out they should not occur.
  4. Clear out clutter (This may need to be more specific but I currently have no idea how to do that) This goal also includes using the 1 in 1 out rule thus not undoing my clutter progress each time new items come into my home.
  5. Continue going to Crossfit 3x/week
  6. Paleo 80/20 and eat down my non-Paleo food stores without replacement (except for the occasional treat of course 😉 )
  7. Loose weight and continue to tone-up
  8. Continue to NOT chew my fingernails (Yes I am a recently reformed fingernail biter)
  9. More books, shoes and clothes out of my horde than new ones coming in, this kinda goes along with #3 but I need to be focused on these items especially as they are a big issue for me
  10. Read 52 books in 2014, that averages to 1/week
  11. Find areas to scale back involvement so I have more free time at home
  12. Spend more time with family, friends and my pets!

I plan on revisiting these goals after 2-3 months to evaluate my progress and update or change them as needed. Some people don’t believe in changing their goals, however I do because what’s the point of having a goal that is too hard or too easy? The point of a goal is to make you stretch to reach it but to also be attainable.

On the clutter front, I worked on a project this weekend! I have caught the clutter bug and I am ready to rid myself of the material things that suck up so much space, time and energy. I can’t wait to show you all some results!

What are some of your 2014 goals?


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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

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