Until October 2011, DH and I will be working hard to accomplish our short-term goals. Our main goal together is to save up $20,000 for a down payment for a house. We are looking in the price range of $170,000 to $200,000. We want a move-in ready house so we will spend our weekends painting, standing, or fixing foundation that’s crap.
Besides buying a house this coming year, I’m also going to be traveling a lot. In February, I’m going to meet my aunt in California and we are going to Disneyland. Then, in August, I am taking a 10 day trip with a guided tour group to Amsterdam, London, and Paris. I’ve been wanting to go to Europe ever since I was in high school and I’ve been paying monthly to make this trip happen. I’m going by myself but I’ll be with a guided tour so I’m not scared. After this trip is over, I can cross off something on my bucket list! DH and I will also be taking our honeymoon, which will probably be in Jamaica. I’m not sure if this will happen in the spring or after we buy our house.
There are some other things on my bucket list that I would also like to accomplish this year (meaning, 2011). This includes losing the weight, paying off my credit cards, and running a 10K. Some of the other goals will also happen, like buying a house, but I think these three goals should be my main priority, besides the house downpayment.