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New Year’s Resolutions – Looking Back on 2012 and Making Goals for 2013

I don’t know how it flew by, but 2012 is almost over!  It was really sneaky in my opinion.  Anyway, I figure now is as good time as any to take a look at the goals we had for 2012 and make some new ones for next year.

New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

1) Take at least 2 solid vacations with Mr. BFS with as little work as possible. – CHECK

Our plan was to go to Las Vegas again this summer or take a cruise, but we bought a house, lol.  That said, we did go to a 3 day curling tournament in Dallas early this year and attended Board Game Geek about a month ago.  Yay!

2) Take at least one solid trip with our inner circle of friends. – CHECK

A few of our close friends wanted to take a trip together. I agreed it would be a blast. We just had to make it happen.

In March, we all went to a friend’s family home in the country and had an awesome 3 day weekend.  Four of the nine of us went back last weekend.  :-)

3) Visit blogging buddies at least 3 times in 2012. – FAIL

I visited Suba in L.A. again early this year and had a blast. I will cheat and call FINCON12 a visit too.  But I wasn’t able to fit in a third blogger trip.

4) Stay healthy – Exercise 150 times. – FAIL

I wanted to stay healthy for as long as possible. With that in mind, I was aiming to exercise at least 3 times every week and get down to 135-140 pounds.  Well, I am around 166 and working towards 165, so oops.  But I am starting to get off my butt more.  I’m looking forward to a strong 2013!

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

Since Mr. BFS and I are getting used to the new house and the associated costs, we are keeping our goals for 2013 really simple.

  1. Pay off the rent house by December 31, 2013.  It has about $23,500 to go.
  2. Max out both Roth IRA’s for 2012 by April 2013.
  3. Max out both Roth IRA’s for 2013 by December 31, 2013.
  4. Budget appropriately for at least 3 vacations – a one week summer vacation, the Financial Blogger Conference again, and the Board Game Geek Board Gaming Conference again.
  5. Continue staying active.  My specific goal here is to get off my butt at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes all year long.  Since I don’t want to be able to fail by just having a bad week, I have decided that this means that I need to exercise a minimum of 12 times per month to stay on track (144 times or more over all of 2013).

Overall, I know that our New Year’s Resolutions didn’t work out exactly as I planned for this year, but I think we have a fantastic shot for all of our goals next year.  I honestly don’t think I’ll get sidetracked again and have another house built or anything like that (hehehe).  My plan is to attempt to repeat 2011…lots of energy, a great attitude, and staying on top of my income streams like a hawk.  ;-)  Fingers crossed!

How did you do with your goals for 2012?  Any new ones for 2013?

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