Friday, July 01, 2016

Goals for July

We're half way through 2016, peeps. I know I say this every month, but the past four weeks flew by. I knocked out four goals from my June list, but left three undone. Oh, well. You win some, you lose some.


(✘) Continue + finish reading When I'm Gone.
(✘) Finish clearing out the office room.
(✘) Visit Haslam's bookstore with G.
(✔) Cook one new meal.
(✔) Have at least two family nights.
(✔) Blog at least once a week.
(✔) Pay off a significant chunk of credit.

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Finish reading When I'm Gone.
Obviously since I failed to do this last month, it needs to happen this month! It's a good read, I've just been using my free time for other forms of entertainment (darn you, Netflix).

Start my Christmas shopping.
Normally I start my Christmas shopping before the middle of the year because I like being done before December even rolls around (I purchase small things here and there so we aren't stuck with putting out a large amount of money all at once).

Organize all of our important documents.
I swear this has been on my to-do list for ages now, but I've been dreading it (guess I should probably take my own advice for this one ― ha!). I really need to get everything in order (especially our financial documents) before G starts school next month.

Put at least 10% of every check back into savings.
We've actually been doing good with this recently and I'd like to keep it up. Savings was hit quite a bit over the past four years for various things. I think we are finally at a place where we can start focusing on rebuilding what we had to use.

Buy tickets for Tampa Bay Comic Con.
This is still up in the air as we're not sure if we'll be able to have the day(s) off from work, but hopefully we can figure something out by the end of the month. I've never been to any sort of comic convention so this will be a real treat if G and I are able to go!

Get back on track with eating right.
For the past two months, I've been eating horribly. Not every single day, but more often than I should. Between Mother's Day, our anniversary, various trips to Disney, family nights, birthdays, etc., I've fallen off the wagon. I started counting calories again a few days ago, so that should help tremendously. Obviously I won't be counting on the 4th, but I'll try to make better decisions.

Catch up with friends.
I don't get to see much of my friends these days, but I'd really like to be more intentional with making time to catch up with a few of them this month. Even if it's just grabbing a bite to eat on their lunch break, or meeting up for coffee. Any time would be better than not seeing them at all. I feel like I'm missing out on so much that's been happening in their lives.

Begin putting money aside to pay off student loans.
I know my husband hasn't even started school yet, but I absolutely loathe owing people money. Before we even clicked the 'accept' button on his first round of student loans, we made a plan to put money aside whenever we are able to in order to start paying them off before he graduates. The sooner, the better!

Go to the beach at least once.
I haven't been to the beach since our spontaneous trip to New Smyrna Beach back in February. That's been nearly five months ago, which is five months too long. I need to make this happen this month.

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