My 2014 Goals and Aspirations
Well, it is the second week of January, so I figured it was time to jot down my 2014 goals and aspirations. I can’t sit here and advocate that people make goals in their financial and personal lives, then not do it myself. This is actually the first time that I am sharing my goals on this blog. I do have goals throughout the year, but tend to write them down on my trusty whiteboard. I think this year will be very busy on both the personal and blog front. 2013 was a great year and I just want to work hard to continue it right into this year. So, without further ado, here are my 2014 goals!
I have written before about our decision to move. My wife and I are not happy with our current living situation and don’t want to raise our son in the area that we live. We plan on moving about 30 minutes away, but in a much better area for both schools and neighborhoods. We plan on selling our home in the next few months and then buying a house. My goal is to save up for the 20% down payment and then shop around for the right house.
No, I am not going back to school, but that doesn’t stop me from furthering my education. I always strive to learn topics that will further my career. Since I am a project manager and deal mainly in creating efficient processes, I want to expand my knowledge set in order to assist my co-workers. That is my main role. I would love to learn a new programming language this year in order to create new programs for the company I work for.
Since we are moving, I have a lot of DIY to do. I already repainted our master bedroom and bathroom. Now, I need to repair a hole in the wall from our less-than-savvy dog, powerwash the home and driveway, clean the fence, revamp the landscape, and a couple of other things. It is going to be a busy couple of months in the DIY front.
I run a freelance business where I write for other websites, both on staff and ghost writing. I also provide some simple design services, website fixes, and a couple of other things. I have enjoyed a good year last year. I want to expand this business. My goal this year is to make enough per month in order to replace my wife’s current income. We plan on having another child at one point and I want to bring in enough to keep us at our current income. If you are looking for a staff writer, ghost writer, or need any website help, then you can hire me.
What kind of goals would these be if I didn’t include Debt Roundup. 2013 was a phenomenal year with regards to this blog. My goal for 2014 is to expand this blog. I want to grow the traffic by 50%, grow my newsletter, and increase my social media presence. There are a lot of things to do when you run a blog, but I enjoy all of them. If you want to start your own blog, then check out my complete guide.
While most of my goals are personal, I do have one that I want to focus on. My goal for 2014 is to come up with a system that will allow me to spend more time with my family. I already have a system in place where I don’t spend time on my computer when my son is awake. I want to focus on my time with him. Now, I want to come up with a system where I can spend more time with both my wife and son and do work in the downtime. I realize that my family is more important to me than anything else I do, so I want to show it.
Alright, so those are my goals for this year. While I am sure to have more come up, these are the ones that I want to focus on. Our living situation is my main focus in the beginning of this year, because it will take a lot of my time. I hope this year goes just as well as the last.
So, what is your big goal for 2014?
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