It’s not a good sign when you reflect on the progress of your New Year’s Resolutions and realize that you can’t remember what you resolved to do.
That’s exactly what happened to me. I had to go back to the beginning of the year to find my list of New Year’s Resolutions. When I saw the list, I realized there is so much more for me to do.
Put as much money as possible into our Roth IRAs. After I had my little minivan in the ditch adventure, we’ve been scrambling to rebuild our emergency fund. While we’re still putting some money into our Roths, we won’t be able to maximize the contribution until we know our savings account has stopped bleeding.
Create a health care directive and a power of attorney. Total fail on this issue. Just need to sit down and do it.
Establish an exercise routine. While I have lost a little weight this year, I still have not gotten into an exercise routine. I think this may be something I fight to establish the rest of my life.. much like trying to give up soda.
Expand my garden. YES! A resolution I’ve actually kept! We added a second small 4×4 garden bed to our backyard and I’m thrilled to see it growing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Find one offline hobby to enjoy. Hmmm… still working on this. Got any hobbies you want to recommend?
The only reason these things haven’t been accomplished yet is because of my attitude. It’s easy to make up excuses – too tired, not enough money, etc. I wish it were as easy to start projects.
Your turn: How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Have you set goals for the second half of your year?