I think I made my goals too easy for the year because we’ve already completed a huge chunk.
1. Pay off credit card debt.
We’re on track to pay this off by April 1. Hoping the move doesn’t put a wrench in our plans.
2. Contribute full company match to 401K.
Done! I contribute 3%, my employer contributes 3%.
3. Open Roth IRAs. 4. Get eye surgery.
I haven’t mentioned it, but I totally got eye surgery about three weeks ago! I hope to do a review soon. I LOVE being able to see clearly and not fuss with contacts!
5. Move out of the shack.
Woot! Woot! We’re moving out on Feb. 18th!
6. Pay off at least one student loan.
I am positive this will happen by the end of the year.
7. Make $2,500 in side hustle income.
I am on track to make $2,500. I made $515 net in January!
8. Go on a honeymoon.
I am still planning on going on a honeymoon. At this point, I think Eric’s crazy unknown future regarding work may be as much as of an impediment as our uncertain finances. He’s applying for fire departments ALL the time so we just don’t know where he’ll be job-wise in a few months from now. Obviously firefighter job > honeymoon, but seriously can’t we have both?
9. Save $10,000
This probably won’t happen. If we were still living in the shack, this would be no problem. But now, with our new rent payment, I just don’t see any way we could make it happen unless either Eric or I suddenly got a $1,000 a month raise (uh, yeah that’s not gonna happen).
10. Continue growing the blog
My little blog is still going strong. Thank you ALL for reading!
11. Eat healthy, lose weight, start running again
Well, I started the 10 pound challenge and I signed up for a half marathon. I am losing weight slowly, but surely. But it’s hard. Everything is hard. Running is hard. I feel like I’m pushing myself every step of the way. I still have no idea how I’m going to make it to 13.1 miles but I already paid for that damn race so you better believe I’m going to do it!
12. Be nicer to the husband
Eric has been amazing this month with really making a concentrated effort to help around the house more. I appreciate it so much, and it makes me less resentful, which in turn makes me nicer : D
My January Goals were:
- Lose 8 pounds from Jan. 1st weight (already down 2! I know there’s a lot of water weight…) FAIL. I lost 7 pounds (3.1 since the 10 pound challenge started) but it was close!
Get at least 25 bloggers to participate in 10-Pound ChallengeSCORE! We have 87 participants! run 3x a weekCHECK! It’s been tough but I did it!
- spin 1-2x a week FAIL. I think I only did it once this month.
Reach 200,000 Alexa ratingWoo-hoo! I am currently under the 130,000 mark!
Make at least $400 in extra incomeYup, I brought in $515 net! Pay $750 toward Credit Card #1I am counting this a win because we paid $700, and we’re still on track to pay it off. Pay off Amex credit cardFinally paid off Christmas presents!
- Keep monthly extra expenses under $500 TOTAL FAIL
I completed 6 out of 9, not too shabby!
How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?
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