Now that 2007 is coming to a close, it's a good time to reflect on what the old year has wrought...before making resolutions for the next year.
So, how was 2007 for you?
Thanks to the GRS community, I made some serious headway on a longer-term goal. From the New Years' Resolutions discussion last year, I learned about www.sparkpeople.com
, and with the help of its program have lost 35 lbs in the last year. My goal is 50 lbs in 2 years, so 2008 is gonna be easy, right?
I also competed in and finished my first triathlon this summer. Yeah, baby!
Financially, the picture is a little mixed. My earning outlook is good for 2008 and I'm sharpening up plans for some good intermediate-term goals (buying another house and renting out the current one, in the next 5-7 years). My husband is anticipating a raise, too, yay! However, our savings are currently low and we've got some annoying credit card debt, by design, as a result of a largeish home improvement project in the fall. We're paying off the debt and rebuilding our savings, so we're headed in the right direction. But I've got such an ingrained hatred of credit card debt that, even if all is going as planned, I still detest having those balances! So, I'm not as "at peace" with money as I'd like to be, but I think the debt arose from the right choice and we are handling it.
Let us know what 2007 taught you, cost you, or earned you!