There has been some serious Getting Serious work going on around these parts. In fact, I’ve been so busy Getting Serious that I’ve totally neglected blogging about it. But fret not, I’ve documented everything and promise to share it all in due time.

First, however, I want to share our plan, list style. I’m sure that there’s going to be plenty on the list that won’t quite make sense quite yet, but just hold tight; explanations are forthcoming. Also, in addition to breaking things down by category (health, home, finances, & career) we’ve decided to prioritize and divide by quarter, so this is our list for the first quarter of 2012. Having only three months to complete things will (I hope) provide more of a sense of urgency and keep us from slipping back into procrastination mode. So, without further ado…

First Quarter Get Serious To-Do List


  • Lose weight/Get fit
  • Monitor diet to determine cause of allergic reactions


  • Complete kitchen mini-remodel
  • Complete basement remodel
  • Finish what we’ve started


  • New management plan
  • Research refinancing options


  • Take the GMAT
  • Update professional blog and website
  • Start certification process

Overall, I think everything is totally doable in the time allowed. And remember, this is for both J and I, so some of the list items only apply to him and others only apply to me. I can’t wait to share our progress so far! But that will have to wait for another day. 🙂