One great thing about a blog is how easy it is to go back and review your goals. I love to set goals, but usually they’ll be on random scraps of paper that I can never find again. Now, point and click, I can go over them all again.
Here are my goals for June along with updates on how I did in May:
- Get up at 7:00 am and get moving Monday-Friday.
- Write/research for two to four hours each day.
- Wrap up conference reimbursements.
- Decide about administrative position for fall.
I’m keeping #1 and #2 from May into June. I may not be able to write on days that I have the future stepkids, but I think it’s a great habit to stick with. I slacked off on getting up early last week, and it made a real difference! I didn’t feel nearly as productive each day. I’ve added #3 to make sure that I stay on top of getting those checks. #4 I’ll write about more when I make my decision about an offer I have to teach less and move into administration.
- Earn $400 in snowflakes.
- Shop my house first.
I set goal #1 for May and achieved it. I’m going to set the bar that high again this month. I already have $248 for the month and being more active about accumulating snowflakes keeps me on track during the month. I achieved my other goals for May: sending my stimulus check to the credit cards and staying on budget in San Francisco. Yay! I’m adding “shop my house” this month to keep me from overspending. If I “need” something, I’ll look around the house first for a substitute. That keeps me focused on all that I already have and helps me discern true “needs” from “wants.”
- Cook frugally
- Limit driving to two “driving days” a week
- Exercise four times a week
I did pretty well with May’s goals and will keep #1 and #2 for June. I may not achieve #2, especially when we have the kids, but I’ll try. Last month, I saved $55 in my gas budget by limiting my driving! I have to add in exercise this month. I slacked off last month and am now at the top of my “happy weight” range. If I don’t make some changes there, I’ll be dieting right before the wedding. Yuck!
- Get out with friends once a week.
- Find out about volunteering at the farmers’ market.
I did a good job on #1 last month, but didn’t do #2. So, I’ve carried it over to this month!
- Post five to six times a week.
- Grow the blog by 50 hits a week.
- Get thirty new subscribers.
Last month, I did really well until the last week. My goal was to grow the blog by 10 hits a week, but I actually got about 100 hits more each week until the last week, which stayed even. My goal for May was to get fifteen new subscribers, and I got thirty. Thanks everyone! This month, I’m going to aim to repeat that. If you haven’t subscribed yet, it’s easy, free, and fun. If you’re a new blogger, leave a comment, and I’ll be sure to subscribe to your feed.