Don’t Be the Barrier to Your Success!

Posted by idawrites on January 25, 2010 in attitude, Goals |

Every time I think that you’re on the cusp of becoming extremely successful in something you’re working on, you stop doing it.  What is making you scared of success?  ~ Jules Those are the words that have been ringing in my head since yesterday at our girls’ only tea gathering. They have given me pause […]


Going Back – No More Fishing

Posted by idawrites on April 4, 2009 in Decisions, Family, Goals |

Stop me if you’ve heard this one! A guy is speeding down the highway when he’s pulled over by a police officer. As the officer approaches the car, the guy rolls down his window and asks the officer “Officer, I was not going any faster than any of the other dozens of cars that I […]


One Year and a Thousand Miles on The Road Less Traveled

Posted by idawrites on January 20, 2009 in Frugal, Frugal Tips, Goals, Money |

There is a rash of them this week… “1st Blogoversaries” that is. Today is mine. I suspect that getting a grip on finances is a huge New Year’s Resolution that started the personal finance blogs this week last year. That wasn’t the case for me. It was just time. I’m not where I thought I’d […]


The Obligatory New Year Resolution Post

Posted by idawrites on January 2, 2009 in Decisions, Dinner Topic, Goals, Planning |

For the last several years, our New Years dinner topic has been “What is your New Year’s Resolution?” Sierra’s answer has been the same every single time. “Nothing. I love my life just the way it is.” I think I’m going to take half a page from her book this year. I’m not making big […]


Momentum – What happens when you achieve a goal?

Posted by idawrites on July 21, 2008 in Goals, Planning |

Recently, I finished a project that has consumed the last 4 months of my life. Fearless Couponing has filled every waking moment that hasn’t revolved around work, family, and PTA. It has invaded my dreams and every conversation I’ve had. It is an eerie feeling, not having this project requiring my full attention. What do I […]


The Motivation Edition

Posted by idawrites on July 2, 2008 in Goals |

I’ve never been motivated by external stimuli. Motivational speakers don’t get me worked into a frenzy. The promise of some thing, whether tangible or not, has never been really motivating for me either. Free Stuff, Easy Money, Quick Cash, Unlimited .. er.. you get the idea… none of this stuff makes me want to exert […]


Grief and Goals – Who Cares

Posted by idawrites on June 25, 2008 in Family, Goals |

Yesterday was a roller-coaster day, both figuratively and literally.  Mark took the children to Six Flags for the day, while I was at work.  Heather and Brittany are visiting from out of town, and don’t have season passes, so we planned to use our Bring a Friend for $9.99 coupons for each of them.  Mark […]


Short and Long Term Goals

Posted by idawrites on May 31, 2008 in Debt, Goals |

I have hundreds of “goals” or things that flit through my mind that I mentally decide I want to accomplish. I finally decided to put pencil to paper and make a list. I wrote down 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year goals. Mark even got in on the action. It was an interesting exercise, […]


Financial Goal

Posted by idawrites on April 10, 2008 in Goals, Money, Planning |

Until now, I have had a very vague idea of what I want to accomplish. Getting out of debt is only a portion of the equation. It’s going to take a long time, but how do I get there? Not only that, but once I get there.. and max out my retirement savings.. and get […]

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