Instead of New Year's Resolutions I decided to do monthly goals. These seem as though they will be a lot more manageable. I did make a couple of year goals but these are things that can be worked towards throughout the year.
* Learn to crochet - I started this with Mum last year but there were so many lovely days when I visited her that we didn't spend a lot of time inside! I'd like to be able to surprise her when I go with some sort of (small!) finished crochet.
* Use what's on hand! I have a lot of craft items and I want to make sure I use what I have. I did really well with this last year especially with cross stitch as I bought very few (some magazines) new items! I refrained from buying any kits at all - this was quite challenging while I was visiting mum!
* I want to learn how to do long exposure photography - this is something I will probably do when we're camping.
* Black and White photography - I've been doing some of this, but I got a lovely book for Christmas so I definitely want to do more!
* Be more conscious of where our money goes - spend less, use more of what we have. Be conscious of what I'm spending.
* Save more!
Okay. Enough of that. Those are general goals.
I hope that, by posting these each month, it will help me keep on track.
$25 per week each holiday fund 1 and holiday fund 2
$10 per month book spending (this is a REALLY tough one for me!)
$10 crafty spending (I will be going to daughter's at the end of the month and I'll set myself a separate limit for that trip)
$100 per week for food/paper products
Keep track of spending!
Start new knitting project
Start new cross stitch project
Start a 2019 photography journal
Wipe all the walls and ceiling in the kitchen
Meal planning weekly - including 1 new recipe per week
sort table/cubby between chairs in living room
sort things by my chair including cubes.
sort out 15 books/10 other items to donate/sell (that would include actually listing on Ebay lol).
This is my list for now. I did keep up with my 2018 photo journal (I'm waiting for December photos to arrive!). Here's a few pages. I really enjoyed this. It was a very manageable project.