I recently read another blog that talked about setting goals and then blogging about them to stay accountable. I thought that sounded like a good idea because just over the weekend C & I set a goal for ourselves.
So, our first goal is to radically cut spending for the month of August on clothes & shoes. We went up to the outlets on Saturday because I wanted to. I needed work pants and a distraction. (Side note: the clothing industry has changed their sizes again because I bought TWO pairs of pants in a size 4. I have NEVER been a size 4. I don't think my body has changed much so I think sizes changed.)
Anyway, I was successful in finding 2 pairs of work pants and some other things, a few things for C and Addy too. But over lunch, C & I talked about how we go shopping mostly out of boredom and we should really stop that. Enter goal one. I will not buy an article of clothing for the month of August. The one exception is a swimsuit IF it's on clearance because none of mine fit very well. And really I just need a top.
So no more clothes which really means no more trips to the mall just cause we're bored and it's hot outside.
Goal 2 is to move more. When I get home from work I'm usually pooped and I don't play, I don't exercise, and I don't do much of anything unless it's my turn to cook. So unless it's boiling outside or raining (both are possibilities) we should go for after dinner walks or just play bubbles outside.
Goal 3 has something to do with moving but I'm trying to figure out how to make it concrete. I want something about packing, like I should pack one thing every day but I'm not sure that's a good goal.
And if we're adding on extra goals, I'd like to add Get Thank You cards done this month. If I'm going to sit on the couch, I could at least do something productive. Plus, I'd like to send them with "We've Moved!" cards. 2 birds and all that.