Sunday, January 31, 2010

Never Better

I'm totally winning at life.  I'm heading in the right direction for what feels like the first time ever. My kids are amazing. My boyfriend is incredible. My friends are fantastic. My job is challenging (in a good way). My family is great.  Things are good.

So these are my goals for this year:

1.  Make a $15k dent in my debt.

I've adopted an envelope system and am working with only cash. The only reason my check card will be out will be for buying gas (it's just WAY easier than taking the girls out of the car to go inside and pay then having to get them back in the car).  I'm working on ideas for supplementing my income to pay down my debt faster. My income would allow the girls and I do have lots of fun if so much of it wasn't being used to pay off things I did years ago.  And if/when I get remarried, I don't want to go into it with debt. This is a burden that I don't want anyone else to have to deal with.

2.  Take at least enough classes to use up my tuition reimbursement from work.

My job provides $2,500 per year in tuition reimbursement. I need to take advantage of that to inch my way toward a degree without ending up with more student loans (see goal #1). I'll be aiming for online classes still since I sitll need my time with the girlies. Being a bit of a nerd, online classes work pretty well for me.
3.  Work through the Gotham Writers' Workshop book with dad.

My dad gave me Gotham Writers' Workshop's Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School for Christmas. As much as I love to write, I haven't been particularly disciplined at making time for it. I want to work through this book and get back to writing. It might even help me get into the right mindset for taking classes. Part of the reason for this blog is to get me into the habit of writing something... anything.

So those are my goals. I'm not going to call them resolutions. I'm not even going to say that these are goals for 2010. They're things that I want to do. At this point, this is a private journal. I may open it up later if I feel like it's going somewhere.

So there.
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