I blinked and I became the most boring person I know. Also, February was gone. I understand that it’s a short month, but somehow it felt like it was done in a week. Unfortunately I fell drastically behind all thanks to one PD presentation that totally fall apart when it happened. This time it wasn’t my fault though so I don’t feel so bad, but now I’m playing catch up in the worst kind of way. From programming the social media accounts I run, writing courses , and even exercising, there was no time to do anything extracurricular. So now March along with April means playing catchup.
And a new set of goals, because life is always evolving and changing.
If you’re not re-evaluating what you want every so often, you’re doing it wrong. Maybe.
- $5500 put away and almost halfway there to meeting my $10K goal for 2015 which is nice as we’re only on the third month of the year. I know it’s not a huge amount, but if I can try to save at least $15K a year, I think I’ll be ok once retirement happens. I’ll still be able to live a life that I can look back upon and smile, and have a small nest egg to rely on in the future. I hope.
- Better shopping habits. After two months of recording what I buy and how long things last (more on that “enthralling” event later) it’s so much easier to predict and plan what I need for the month when I shop. Based on this “research” I can stock up on all my stuff for the year whenever I find something on sale.
- Go through all my gift cards and use them. I have a whole box that I never used. From Lululemon to Apple to Starbucks to Cactus Club, it’s years of presents that I never used. Studies show that millions of dollars go wasted on unspent gift cards and I’m determined not to be one of those people.
- I have one word for you, Kanban. Boards. Ok, that was two and this method sounds like some kind of obscure Japanese porn (in my head anyways). I’m excited though , they seem like a really functional way of staying on top of things. Not only that, but they’re easy to make and even easier to use.
- I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to spend the rest of my life learning, anything and everything. Now, I’m not talking about being a perpetual student in University (we all know how THAT goes) but taking smaller courses. Of course it’s
partlymostly for work, but how could learning not be pleasurable? It’s something we should all be doing, but as adults we rarely get the chance to. So if I have the opportunity to do it, why not go for it?
And that’s it for the next two months. In between spring break, work, more work and a lovely social life that I would never put up on the internet (sorry mom!) life is good. Busy, but aren’t we all busy?
Until next time,