May Goal Results
Oh brother. Goals? What? I have goals? Another hectic month in which goals were not a high priority. And I wrote a lot of them!
- I’m suspending Roth IRA for now, and only saving 8% in my 401k. Success. I felt confident enough to go back to 10% in my 401k, but still on a Roth IRA hiatus.
- $550 to the Efund, $325 to the car fund (more on that later), various amounts in “short term savings” per normal budget Success, though car fund became the wedding fund–there was $875 saved.
- Post rough meal plans every weekend for the next week. Fail, but… I did not post these, but we did plan out meals every week except the last one (because I went out of town for the weekend). It wasn’t official meal plans, just a list of potential things we could make, and bought ingredients for them. Which is far better than we did last month.
- Two quizzes this month! Get at least 8/10 on each. Fail? I got a 10/10 on the first one! He still hasn’t posted scores for the second one, but I probably didn’t do so well. I’m thinking a 7.
- Dedicate more time to studying — and get new notebook/binder all organized up. Success? I still could improve though.
- Visit professor’s Saturday office hour at least once, if not twice. Fail. None. At all.
- Come up with a rough wedding plan (month & location) & initial budget projections, and get families on board Success We have tentatively chosen April and have figured out roughly what we want to do. Budget is still rough, but I posted a preliminary stuff one and made some adjustments based on all your helpful comments!.
- Buy dress? Or at least, look at and try on dresses. Success!
Fitness and Fun:
- Run! 2x a week! Fail. Probably closer to 1x a week, which is…pathetic.
- Bike 1x a week. Yes, though mostly very short rides!
- Camping trip (if T plans it). Fail. Too busy, no one bothered to plan anything.
- Make a decision about an morning Yoga class for summer and see whether or not T was serious about taking salsa dancing with me. Fail. I tried, but online registration wasn’t workin and they don’t start for awhile.
- Check out REI’s free bike maintenance class. Fail. Rather, just decided not to.
- Plan some sort of gathering at our new apartment: Success? We did have some friends over, but either one at a time or in couples. But I was kinda thinking more of a party.
- Make a tentative Catalina trip plan. Fail, though I printed the schedule and company discount coupon.
- Bite my nails anxiously, hope I don’t get laid off. Oh, and apply for at least two external jobs that are a good fit, regardless of layoff status, preferably early on in the month. Success. I jumped the gun on applying to external positions, since I do want to stay here and probably can. I applied to 2 jobs before my manager started giving me enough information that I felt confident that I’d be staying. I got a phone call for an interview, but declined and decided to NOT apply for awhile.
- Expand on list of other potential companies and contacts. Fail. I skipped this, as an internal position is looking better.
- Try not to lose my mind with useless worry. Success. I stopped worrying about my job so much. Things might work out really well for a transition to a position that is a great long term fit for me, better than my current assignment. They aren’t set in stone, but it seems very probable.
Chores, mostly a redo of last month: Cancel old Citi card that I don’t use/need. Schedule dentist appointment. Get passport photo taken. Update blogroll. Donate old clothes that are already boxed up (and now already in my trunk!). Transfer prescription to Rite Aid and get $25 gift card. Fail, mostly. But canceling my old CC’s has been on my to-do list for almost a year, so I’m glad I finally did that.
Hopefully next month, it will look more like St Patrick’s day, less like Christmas.