It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any new goals on here.
Once upon a time, I became a firm believer in committing my goals to writing–especially after, in almost every instance, I was able to reach them, and very quickly, I may add. Who knows if it’s a combination of believing it’s possible, putting the wish out to the Universe, or simply clearly articulating what you want, but it works.
And right now, I’m feeling that strange sort of pre-baby and end-of-pregnancy anxiety that has left me longing for the comfort of having a plan in place. Perhaps it’s because there is so little I can control right now, just waiting for this baby to finish growing and make her entrance, or maybe it’s the chaos I know is about to enter my life with four kids at the start of the school year, but I want goals and I want them now.
My Goals For The Rest of 2014:
1. Save $8,000. I have a goal to build up our savings by the end of the year, either to give us the chance to add on to our house or for a nice down payment on a new house or land to build a home for all these kiddos. I have no idea where this money will come from, but there you have it. That’s my goal and I’m sticking to it.
2. Secure another writing job. Unfortunately, I lost one of my regular, steady writing jobs this month and it was pretty devastating to me. (The site closed down.) I rely on that security of regular, paid work to feel like I’m succeeding at making a viable income at home and knowing that I don’t have to exert the energy into chasing down money lets me feel like I can do this work-at-home mom thing with four kids. So losing that job has been hard for me and frankly, I’m scared of losing it all. So I’m really hoping to replace that income with another steady gig.
3. Find a new “normal.” Because I’m a realist, I’m keeping this list to a minimum and focusing on the fact that my life is about to completely change. Whether that means baby wearing, breastfeeding, supplementing, or hiring help, my only hope is to find a new normal that will get us through the fall. New routines, a new baby (!), and a new me–as a mother of four.
What are your goals for the rest of the year?