Friday, December 28, 2012
One Word for 2013: Home
What one word describes your plan for 2013? One Word 365 encourages us to focus on just one word, rather than a long list of "to-do's" and forgotten resolutions that will make us feel guilty.
In 2012, I focused a lot of my time, energy, and prayers on my desire to be a stay-at-home-mom. It's just not in the cards for me right now... but someday it will be. Staying home has become my long-term goal and now I need to focus on the small things that will get me there.
My long term goal: I can stay home when we pay off our debt.
It would be nice to strip down to a bare-bones budget and throw all our extra money at the debt... except that's like starving yourself on a diet. If I don't eat anything I crave, I will eventually binge. If we don't spent any extra money, we eventually splurge. I can't work extra hours and make our food from scratch. It's one or the other. Trying both leads to burn-out... and I can't be a good wife or mother if I'm burnt-out.
This year, I want to keep a balance. I want to work to pay down the debt, but I want to make the most of all my time that I don't spend at work. I'll be writing next week about my specific goals for 2013. But, the theme of my goals is Home.
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