'Tis the season of resolutions. Can't say I'm a big fan of making resolutions on New Years. I have always been of a mind that if you come up with a goal there is no point in waiting for a specific month to start working on it. So while I do have goals that I am working on they were decided on over time and most have already been started.
- Set up RRSP investments with my return of value pension from the military and contribute $359 a month for the year, along with any tax refunds.
- Pay off house in 5 years. This is the term of my mortgage and the interest rate that I have is only going to go up. I should be able to accomplish this by doubling up every payment and paying a 10% lump sum every year. I have the numbers worked out for the next 2 years, thanks partially to my disability payments, and have a rough idea of how to come up with the money for the following three years.
-Start Masters of Science / Masters of Science in Nursing in the fall. (I do need to get to work and get my application in order.)
-Join two new clubs in the local area. (I currently have my eye on three, two quilting and the new comers club for my area.)
-Have my novel accepted to be published. I have finished the first draft and am in the process of editing. I plan to have it ready by the end of the month, so I can start sending it out.
-Become a respite foster parent. I have wanted to do this for a while, and since I now have my own place, I can do it.
-Take a big backpacking trip solo. I would like to see either mainland Europe or Australia / New Zealand. I'm currently in the process of hoarding my vacation days and putting away $175 a month to pay for the trip.
-Finish my current crafting projects. I have 1 quilt, 1 embroidered piece and a cross stitch in the works. I have this really bad habit of starting new projects before I finish old ones. (What can I say being perfect is boring : )