Since I started blogging only a few short weeks ago, I've been inspired by a number of other bloggers to make some commitments to myself. Mostly they are to do with our family living more simply. Some of the things we had already started. Some others are ones I had thought about but never put into action. Yet others are completely new ideas to me.
While it's great to have all these plans and ideas, I need to be able to keep track of them and to be accountable for achieving them, otherwise they'll disappear into the “Oh yeah, I was going to do that” pile. So I'm pinching an idea I saw on Being Frugal and will post a monthly progress report. Here are the goals I've set so far that I'll be tracking.
- Post to my blog every day (that we're home)
- Reduce our weekly grocery shopping bill to $150
- Eliminate our credit card debt
- Stick to our budget
- Grow our own vegetables
- Make some of our clothes
- Stop using plastic bags
- Walk instead of drive where possible
Feel free to give me a nudge if I begin to slide (which is quite likely - I'm very good at starting, not so good at finishing).