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    Default 2018 Goals & Dream Challenges..

    I have many new goals that I want to achieve this year in many different areas of my life..Will post them at a later date but wanted to get this thread started.

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    I have 3 primary, achievable goals for 2018.

    1. restore my health. This means returning to yoga and dance, regaining strength and stamina. I can do this before August.

    2. restore the yard. We skipped most of the spring and fall maintenance in 2017. There will be a lot of agressive weeding and cutting this spring. This includes the vegetable garden.

    3. don't get hurt doing any of the above. I have a tendency to over estimate my ability and end up pulling a muscle, tendon, etc. and sitting out several months not being able to do anything.
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    Husby and I need to reclaim our health, too.

    Get the garage sort, purge, and organize project done. We had a good start till the preliminaries for the Halloween Horror started.

    As part of the above, we want to get the ceiling in the garage installed and insulated. A lot depends on if Husby is up to it or not.

    Get the dock area set up the way we want it, so it's easier to use our HydroBikes.

    Finish resealing the cabin roof.

    Get the inside of the house rearranged so it functions better.

    Rebuild the pantry and the pot rack to make more efficient use of space.

    I'm sure we'll come up with more ideas and also make changes to the priorities as situations change. That's what always happens.

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    Lose weight as always and get in better shape/stamina
    Get our house so we can live in it better. Repair several areas,reorg. some more,lose some bulk
    Buy my new van
    continue to save hard for retirement

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    I'm at a relatively good place at work, but need to work on my email inbox and task lists. Maybe reread "Eat that frog" to avoid procrastinating, as that is costing me a lot of mental energy.

    Keeping the house in order is a constant fight. I will have a discussion with DH on what our targets should be. Probably something related to decluttering and the unopened boxes in the attic from when we moved in here 3 years ago.

    Accepting my body as it is, and getting away from a body focused upbringing, has been more important for me than reducing my weight. I've finally worked through most of those issues, and think I'm ready to focus on getting a more healthy body. I can't join the "loose a pound" thread, that will take me back to where I don't want to be. But I will try to find a way to exercise more and eat less sugar without spiraling.

    The financial goals are set in the 25/12/2018 thread.
    Total paid/saved: $118 900
    Total goal: $290 900
    To do: $172 000

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    Get back to a mostly plant based diet
    Amp up my exercise routine
    Start replacing savings account
    Continue to save/plan for retirement
    Make a bigger garden
    Try more recipes for plant based diet
    Train devil dog
    I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

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    Hey Rabbit!! Who is devil dog. I have a beagle who i call BARRRRp BAAARP.lol
    Gaja-we need a thread called something about I ate better today and list it. Doesnt involve diets just better choices.

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    I need to flesh them out more, but my categories for 2018 are going to be my finances, meal planning, reading, my health, selling off my extra stuff to minimize the “stuff” around here and make some money, and create an organization system for DH and the home office, because that room is going to be the death of me.
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    Sf- we lost our two little dogs in 2016 and last summer we adopted a Chihuahua mix, better known as devil dog. He is an escape artist.
    I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

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    Hi, Rabbit! Good to see you back.

    I'm sorry about your dogs. Maybe your new Chihuahua is part husky. Huskies aren't called Hairy Houdinis for nothing!

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    Hey SD! Houdini would have been a good name for him. Although he didn't show us his wanderlust side until we had him a couple of weeks.
    I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

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    Both of ours are runners, so we have to watch them like a hawk. Almost a year ago Storm escaped and took off running after a deer. He went out onto the lake and ran at least five miles. At the time, he had a broken leg with an external fixator on it, and strict instructions from his surgeon that he was not allowed to run.

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    Oh my gosh! Yes, Ove too is a runner. We live just after dead mans curve and he ran out to the road and was running down the middle of a black topped road. He is black and low to the ground. A car would never have seen him, mind you the two crazy people chasing after him! He did this three times. I joke that we now live in a maximum security facility. He also has to wear a cone when he goes out in the warm months, if I can't watch him, because he can dig under the fence in no time. Can't get out with a cone on his head! (DH came up with that one)
    I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

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    Great idea about the cone! That's genius. Poor Ove. But it's for his own darn good.

    We still can't believe Storm didn't do further damage to his leg, running in crusty snow and on islands full of brush, rocks, and downed trees. His leg was wet, something else we were told not to allow to happen, and he had some twigs underneath the sleeve I had made for him to keep him from licking the fixator so he didn't have to wear a cone for nine straight weeks.

    Other than that and being very tired, cold, and very ready to go home, he was fine. We were so sure we would never see him again, a dog with a broken leg in the snow and cold and deep woods in January, surrounded by wolves, coyotes, and other hazards, when he suddenly appeared out of the darkness in front of our truck as we drove home after hours of searching. He jumped right into the truck and sat under the steering wheel and refused to move. Poor boy. His adventure wasn't so much fun by then. This is the fixator he had on his leg at the time. It was perfectly set up to catch on tree branches or anything else sticking out to wedge under it. We were very, very lucky to get him back at all and especially to get him back without being injured further .


    The things we go through for our pets!

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    My 2018 goals:

    My Business:
    Work half the hours while doubling my income.
    Publish at least one online course.
    Add at least 1-2 new revenue streams.

    Travel:
    Have fabulous trips to London and Hawaii (and possibly other tbd destinations).
    Plan a few short weekend getaways / day trips during year.

    Lifestyle:
    Incorporate healthier meals and a little exercise each week.
    Continue having balance between personal and professional life.

    Marriage/Family:
    Show my husband my appreciation for his efforts on a regular basis.
    Demonstrate my love for him in concrete ways.
    Ensure my MIL is taken care of as needed and help her to enjoy life.
    Stop and enjoy our kitties regularly.
    Keep in touch with my siblings a bit more.

    Simplifying:
    Declutter at least 200 items from my home.
    Get home office better set up.

    Debt:
    Pay off the windows we installed in Sept. by Dec. 31, 2018
    Pay as we go to ensure no new debt is incurred.

    2018 is going to be an amazing year. I'm very excited for it.
    2018/2019 Pay Off the Windows Challenge: $31,057.34/$31,057.34 (Goal: Pay Off By 11/30/2019 - DONE! PAID IN FULL 11/15/19)

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