Thursday, May 8, 2014

May Goals Update!

Well it is the first week of the month and that means it is time to update these goals!  I have always loved having goals and I am loving all of these.  But to be honest I did not really do well on my goals last month.  I honestly just forgot or didn't have time.  But I promise I will get back to working on them this month!

1. Put 10% of each paycheck into my Savings.
Instead of putting away 10% of each paycheck I changed this to reaching a certain number in my savings and staying there. I have reached that number!!!!! And now I just have to keep it there!
I have kept up with my revision of this goal. And now I want to revise it again.  I want to start saving more money each month.  Even if it is just simply $50.  I know in a year I will be having more responsibilities and I want to be prepared for them.

2.  Go Back to Charleston
Need to get to work on this one!
Nothing has changed here :(

3.  Focus on my Health
Last month I did not work out hardly at all.  And now I feel gross.  So about a week ago I bought Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.  And I have been working on that. Not everyday, but most days.  My sister also asked me to sign up for a 4 race 5k series this summer.  So I am back to running.  This is my big goal this month.  I want to be running 3 times a week training for my first race June 7. So far so good with this one!

4.  Really get involved in Church
This past month I have really started make church a priority and I have been going more consistently. I also did visit a small group one sunday morning.  Now that my little brother is back in town and wanting to go and get more involved this is encouraging me to do so as well!

5. Meet a blog friend in person
Plans to meet Rissa in September maybe!
It's close enough that Rissa is starting to look at flights down here!  So so so excited for her to come!

6. Visit Tennessee and New Hampshire twice at least before the year is up!
I visited Tennessee March 1. And I have plans to go to New Hampshire at the end of the summer!
This remains the same.

Ashlee did come down for Easter last month which was so great.  I was so happy to be able to spend some great time with her! It was much needed best friend time!

7.  Finish decorating my apartment
I have loved my newest additions to my apartment. I added some new prints to my walls. I love the prints and the frames!

Here is what it looked like before:
The first three prints are from Lauren's Blog

Here is way it looks like now:
The new Prints are from this shop.

I also found this tin bin that I absolutely LOVE. It is going a over my kitchen cabinets. I am working on decorating up there and as soon as it is done I will share a finished picture!

So I haven't quite finished a room yet.  I am so close to having my kitchen done and I cannot wait to share it.  I am waiting on a canvas painting from my friend, and then it will be complete!

8. Find a Practicum and Internship site
I wrote all about my site here.  And I have also committed to being at Lighthouse until December for my internship.  I will also be working at a church doing support groups and working on gaining individual clients.  To see what kind of work I am doing read this post.

9. Go visit my sister at least one weekend before she comes home from Law School.
I am thinking this one is going to happen in the fall.  This spring just got a little too busy for me!

10. Quit one of my jobs
I DID IT!! You read all about it here

11. Do 10 Random Acts of kindness
I completed two already! I sent Lauren and her hubby a gift card to go on a date. Those two just moved and I knew life was crazy for them. I just wanted them to take some time for themselves:) 
Also when I was in Tennessee I treated some friends to meals. It was my way of showing love to them:)
I am officially awful and did not do a single one of these this month! I will catch up!

12.  Spend more time in the Word
Still a work in progress. I was doing good and then I let life get in the way:(
Still working on this one too….

13.  Stop procrastinating work as much
New semester, new start right?!  I have begun my summer semester and I will be forced to be more diligent with my work.  It's a lot more busier and I have to really watch when things are due.  But I am looking forward to doing it all!

14.  Put my phone away more
Worked a little on this one at dinners when out.  I have also tried to be good about this when I go to my parents house for dinner once a week.  

Slowly but surely I will be completing all of these goals! Like I said, I am loving doing them and I know they will get done!



Lauren @ 34 Magnolia Street said...

I loved reading this update!! I'd argue that you're doing pretty well!! You set a lot of goals that we're easy to check off the list. So proud of you.

Miss Riss said...

Good talk last night. Good goals. Good job making progress! Can't wait for Harry Potter World!