So many things happen at the beginning of the year that I always set certain goals. Here are three goals that are important to me this year:
1) Get organize for the new year.
At the beginning of every year, I try to organize both personal and business records. That means starting new digital files on Quicken (the home and office software I got back in 2008). It still works fine and I give the information gathered from it to our CPA. I didn't sell a lot of items in 2011, so I'm hoping that I can still keep my tax status.
What To Do: Switch out hanging files for home and for office and start new Quicken files. Also print out my business expenses from last year and try to find anything (like mortgage interest and medical bills) that we can use for tax write offs.
2) Start my new art journaling class.
I signed up for a whole year of art journaling with Moira Richardson. It's called Weekly Art Date, and it was less expensive if I signed up for the whole year instead of quarterly. I've learned so much from Moira, it's worth it. She includes video tutorials, prompts, giveaways and stock photographs.
What To Do: Get a new journal to use for class, and make time to visit her class (luckily it‘s weekly, not daily - like her last class!)
3) Continue with my exercise program.
Does that sound like going to the gym? No, it's xbox! We bought one just before Christmas, and I've gotten into the habit of exercising 3-4 times a week with the "YourShape: Fitness Evolved 2012." I really like the kick boxing, and there are different levels for all the exercises. I can also take Yoga and Zen classes. For me, most of the different ethnic dance classes are still too difficult. I can try them out, but only when the doggies are watching. Our whole family is going on vacation in May, so I'd like to loose weight and get into a bathing suit again this spring and summer.
What To Do: Continue exercising at least two days during the week and 1-2 days on the weekend. Try some of the African Rhythms "classes" and some of the running.