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September Goal Review

September 29, 2008
It is barely worth revisiting these, but why have a blog if you don’t post results of your intentions? Here it is…

1. Um, survive until October? Yes! I’m alive.
2. No new clothes, except jewelry to go with dress for cousins wedding if I can’t find anything. No, got some dress pants and jeans (good deals though–$84 for both from BR)
3. Buy hiking boots, but refrain from other camping purchases. I bought the boots, but we got a lot more too. I swear I’m done now.
4. Stick to budget keeping $600 allocated to travel fund and $200 to efund. Hmm, try $700+ to “travel” and a sad sad $100 to efund. Over budget all over.

1. Submit paper work for transfer credits. I ordered the transcript and have the forum. But I didn’t actually do it yet. Next month, I guess.
2. Get student ID. For real this month. I mailed in the forum, but it hasn’t came. I’ll need to follow up on this, because… I just am not convinced it is coming.
3. Submit reimbursement for fees. Did this for $150 textbook, but I need to conjure up a receipt for my $60 application fee…

1. Learn new technology/tool in next phase of our task (this is cheating, because if I don’t do this, I’m not doing my job). I’m trying!
2. Networking: Contact two people from August’s class. Yes, but it was pretty uneventful.
3. Career Development: Take class instructors suggestion to set one concrete goal for each objective. Hmm, nope!
4. Figure out how to approach the issue of a promotion. No, not really. I’ve been too nervous about other things, namely, my current tasks.
5. Check in with Kevin about side job again. Checked in, but nothing is happening. Boo.

1. Organize one camping trip–either car camping or backpacking, depending on who is going. Yes, we did two overnights.
2. Send birthday presents: Grandma, dad, nephew (gift fund). Yes, except my dad. His birthday is Thursday, and he’ll be here Wendesday
3. Continue running and actually use/update my little chart yes on the running, no on the chart. Hmm…
4. Handwrite these goals and refer to them weekly Yes, though it didn’t do much good

For a personal finance blogger, I sure did bad on my pf goals! The only one I accomplished only required staying alive? Ha, what talent I have.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2008 11:40 am

    LOL! “Survive until Oct”

    Very nice. Best goal… ever.

  2. September 29, 2008 11:50 am

    1. Um, survive until October? Yes! I’m alive.
    This made me giggle.

    I’m convinced that the month(s) leading up to a three-paycheck month have to be totally horrible so we don’t blow the third paycheck on clothes. It’s the universe trying to balance everything out.

  3. September 29, 2008 11:56 am

    At least I knew when I made the goals it was going to be a rough month!

  4. September 29, 2008 7:44 pm

    My review for September won’t look so hot either, so don’t feel bad! 😛

  5. September 30, 2008 12:26 pm

    I can do you one better: I didn’t even bother to set goals! 😉 I just made a plan so I wouldn’t feel bad …. and wouldn’t you know, that worked better than a SMART goal? *eyeroll*

    Two thumbs up for survival!

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