A new beginning is so exciting! It is the perfect time to dust off those old goals that have been sitting on your brain for the past years and give it some new life!
As a serial planner, I love making new goals and giving it my best shot to accomplish them within the year. This year, I am doing things a bit different and focusing on one main aspect of my life. The goal for the year is to be a more effective financial planner.
For starters, I have gone back to work for the first few months of the year. This was not something that I was planning on doing as I wanted to focus on my business. However, life has a funny way for making you do things so I had to be responsible and take a full time job to be able to get my savings back on track. This does not mean I am not focusing on my business but it is making me think more strategically on how I want to use the time I have to devote towards it.
I am also taking on extra cat sitting clients which has been great. I love spending time with all cats and the fact that many people trust me with their homes and their beloved pets means so much to me.
So this year is going to be the year of taking a more responsible approach towards my finances, building up my cat sitting clientele and streamlining my business to be more effective!
It is going to be so awesome!
Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a great New Years Eve ringing in the dawn of brand new beginnings with loved ones!
My hubby and I actually went out to a new year’s eve party! We usually stay in, order take out and watch movies but we were invited out by some great friends and it turned out to be a super fun night.
Looking back at 2017, I must say it was a pretty great year overall. I am not the type to dwell on things that didn’t got my way so I choose to look at the positive. Even though I lost a job in 2017, I gained the opportunity to work on my business, gather more cat sitting clients and spend more time doing things that I love. The lack of a steady paycheque was scary but with a supportive husband who was able to carry the weight of our living expenses, I was lucky enough to take that time to figure out what I wanted to do.
Kitty had a great year as well! She filmed a commercial for a brand new pet food company (waiting for the release soon!) and made many new friends and won several contests!
Overall, it was a great year which brought us good health, new opportunities and a lot of great friends!
For 2018, I am looking forward to working on my business. I will trying to streamline things a bit more as I will be returning to a full-time 3 month contract starting Jan 2. That will be keeping me busy for the first few months of the year. I will also be taking on more cat sitting clients as well as freelance writing assignments. The idea is to build a cash reserve so I can focus on the business once my contract is done.
It is also our 10 year wedding anniversary this year! We would love to be able to go on a small holiday to celebrate it! Considering we haven’t been on vacation since we got married in 2008, it would be a welcome getaway.
I am hopeful it will be a great new year filled with wonderful possibilities and opportunities to make our dreams come true!