January Resolutions – 3/7 is Pretty Bad
On December 31st, I declared my New Years Resolution: Make monthly resolutions.
Today is the last day of January, and that means it’s time for me to reflect on the goals that I made for myself for the month.
Goal One: Pay off $1000 on my credit card
Completed – I actually accomplished $1625!
Goal Two: Get at least $1000 in my savings account
Not completed – I’m about $40 short in my main savings account, but since Dan dropped his little “we’re getting engaged this year” bomb on me, I felt the need to start up a wedding savings account so that I can afford to get married whenever that may be. If you add up both accounts, it’s over $1000. Additionally, every Monday I automatically deposit money into my savings account, so if the last day of the month were tomorrow… this goal would have been accomplished.
Goal Three: Participate in at least 1 community service event
Completed – Earlier this month I attended a Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation and I also went though the interview process. Unfortunately I probably won’t be getting a kid for awhile, but starting the process ate up a chunk of my time, so I think it counts. I also spent a lot of time harassing my references to fill out their required forms.
Goal Four: Exercise 3 times a week
Total fail – I suck at working out regularly. I worked out three times in one week only once… and it has dropped down to once a week. I’ll be lucky if I go at all this week.
Goal Five: Post one entry a day for NaBloPoMo
Completed – As soon as I click “publish”, I did it! I DID IT!
Goal Six: Read 1 book
Not completed – I’ve been kind of busy studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. I’m not too ashamed for not meeting this because I’ve been studying equations out of a book instead. Honestly, if I can bend the rules, I would like to make this one count. So… Kind of completed!
Goal Seven: Learn to snowboard
Not completed – I went once. Damnit. In my defense, SNOWBOARDING IS SO EXPENSIVE!
So I finished 3 out of 7 resolutions. That’s a failing grade! Oh well, I’ve got 11 more months to try to get a 100%.
And, as I said, after I click on “publish” these daily updates are no longer required. I’d like to continue writing regularly because it forces me to drum up some creativity, but I will fortunately be able to avoid those awful, pointless posts that don’t really do anything more than fill up space. I am sure all of you will be thankful for that too.
I hope January was good to everyone!