Goal Getter: December 2014

NelsonMandela

CAREER: 32.5% Complete

  • Photography day (0%)
  • Organize items to sell and store (0%)
  • Keep illustrating, for fun (0%)
  • Reassess my career goals (15%)
  • Look for new opportunities (50%)

Notes: I need to really sit down a evaluate what I want in terms of a career and how to go about achieving those goals.


FINANCIAL: 40%

  • Mail back-payments to grandmother (0%)
  • Make one extra savings deposit (100%)
  • Research cell phones/plans/providers (100%)
  • Save for a new computer (0%)
  • Save for new computer desk(s) (0%)
  • Create a new budget (0%)

Notes: I just cannot afford to pay back my grandmother anytime soon. I hope to pick up where I left off soon, though.


HEALTH: 83.3%

  • Cut back on smoking (25%)
  • Drink more H2O (0%)
  • Follow up with doctor about prescriptions (100%)
  • Walk more (100%)
  • Cook more meals at home (50%)

Notes: Mr. LL and I have been walking 2 to 3 days after work. It’s been really nice and a good time for us to just catch up with each other. The problem with the home cooked meals is the grocery shopping. And the dishes.


HOME: 0% 😦

  • Organize the bathroom (0%)
  • Declutter the kitchen (0%)
  • Organize master closet (0%)

Notes: <.<


BLOG: 23.3%

  • Work on December posts (65%)
    • For Lazy Lady (30%)
    • For Part Time Monster (100%)
  • Photo day (0%)
  • Work on January planning (5%)
    • Lazy Lady (10%)
    • Part Time Monster (0%)

Notes: I have some big changes coming in 2015, and I am a lot overwhelmed by January creeping up on me. I need a week, seriously, to get my blogging act together. O.o


New goals are in bold.

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Goal Getter: November 2014

NelsonMandela

I changed my mind about this being a Monday post. I’m going to post it on Mondays when I’m not doing a theme month or something, but otherwise, it is going to go up on a Saturday.


CAREER: 0% Complete

  • Photography day (0%)
  • Organize items to sell and store (0%)
  • Keep illustrating, for fun (0%)

Notes: I finished my illustration freelance for the moment, so now I am shifting focus to our ebay-endeavors.


FINANCIAL: 11.67%

  • Mail back-payments to grandmother (0%)
  • Make one extra savings deposit (0%)
  • Research cell phones/plans/providers (70%)
  • Save for a new computer (0%)
  • Save for new computer desk(s) (0%)
  • Create a new budget (0%)

Notes: Times are getting crazy! But I’m not going to just take these goals off till after the holidays. I really need to sit down and work on them. I’m almost done with the phone search though. I have one in mind and it has a great plan, I just have to commit.


HEALTH: 45%

  • Go to the doctor (DONE!)
  • Go over and renew my health insurance (DONE!)
  • Research local gyms (0%)
  • Get a trial membership at a gym (0%)
  • Cut back on smoking (25%)
  • Drink more H2O (0%)
  • Follow up with doctor about prescriptions (50%)

Notes: We do NOT have the finances for a gym membership right now.


HOME: 0% 😦

  • Organize the bathroom (0%)
  • Declutter the kitchen (0%)
  • Organize master closet (0%)

Notes: >.>


BLOG: 4.17%

  • Work on November posts (12.5%)
    • For Lazy Lady (25%)
    • For Part Time Monster (0%)
  • Photo day (0%)
  • Work on December planning
    • Lazy Lady (0%)
    • Part Time Monster (0%)

Notes: This one seems worse than it is in reality. I feel caught up and on-point with my blogging obligations; I just want to get ahead.


New goals are in bold.

Goal Getter: October 2014

NelsonMandela

I changed my mind about this being a Monday post. I’m going to post it on Mondays when I’m not doing a theme month or something, but till then, it i going to go up on a Saturday.


CAREER: 90% Complete

  • Illustrations – Complete/Clean Base Colors (70% done!)
  • Illustrations – Clean Lines (100% done!)
  • Purchase a new memory card for my camera 

Notes: I found my lost memory card, so now I don’t have to spend my money on a new one. I’m in the final stages of my illustrations now.


FINANCIAL: 14%

  • Mail back-payments to grandmother (0%)
  • Make one extra savings deposit (0%)
  • Cancel Mr. LL’s Netflix account (100%)
  • Research cell phones/plans/providers (0%)
  • Save for a new computer (0%)
  • Save for new computer desk(s) (0%)
  • Create a new budget (0%)

Notes: I have dropped the ball on my finances. But I know I’ll get it done.


HEALTH: 29%

  • Go to the doctor (50%)
  • Go over and renew my health insurance (100%)
  • Research local gyms (0%)
  • Get a trial membership at a gym (0%)
  • Cut back on smoking (25%)
  • Drink more H2O (0%)

Notes: I’ve made a doctor’s appointment for next week. Mr. LL and I have cut out smoking inside our apartment…for the most part. We are still working on, but it’s better.


HOME: 0% 😦

  • Organize the bathroom (0%)
  • Declutter the kitchen (0%)
  • Organize master closet (0%)

Notes: Yeah…no.


BLOG: 85%

  • Catch up on posts (100%)
  • Plan 2 photography days (100%)
  • Work on October posts (55%)
    • For Lazy Lady (60%)
    • For Part Time Monster (50%)

Notes:

The Future Is Here

or you could call it "Lyn wanted a day to just ramble"

I am a little late to the “What I want to do in 2013” blogging-game, but here’s my thoughts on this year anyway.

After years of declaring myself a “not a resolution person” and yet posting resolutions on here anyway, I’ve finally given up on that label. I really consider them more like “goals” than “resolutions” though.

Before we jump into the new, let’s take a look at the old:

In 2011, I set myself up to be cleaner, more productive, more money conscious, find a therapist and work on my faith. I think I’ve been getting better and better with the cleaning; slowly but surely, at least. My productivity has gone poopy since the boyfriend, but in 2011 and 2012 I feel like I was pretty productive for a Lazy Lady. 😉 Definitely been super up on my money game. Like whoa. Never found a therapist or really do much with my faith though. Oh well.

And last year, I wanted to take more pictures–didn’t do well on this one; do more dates on the Date List–did do some of this one; update my portfolio webiste–I actually got rid of it, wasn’t worth the money as I don’t want to do freelance work right now and I’m very happy at my current job; try freezer cooking–still want to do this someday, but didn’t do it in 2012; bake my own bread–same as freezer cooking; and of course, be even cleaner, an ongoing journey.

Now it is 2013 and I have a new set of goals for myself:

  • Run a 5K I am currently training using a 0-5k app on my iPad so I can run in the Color Me Rad 5K in May. I’m nervous and excited at the same time. TGF said he’d do it with me, so at least we’ll be together.
  • Pay off my credit card  We put a lot of money on my credit card for xmas presents this year. I’d like to pay it off and leave it alone so it’s there in case of an emergency.
  • Pay off my loan to my grandmother A bit of a debt theme here, huh? Once I pay off my credit card, I’m going to put the money I was paying there towards the money I’ve been paying my grandmother. She loaned me $2000 when I moved to New Orleans over 5 years ago. I’ve been paying her back for just over a year now, but only $50 a month. I’d like to have it all paid off this year.
  • Start saving for some big changes I won’t go into too much detail here, but there are some big events coming this year (I hope) and even more after that, and I want to save up so the costs don’t hit TGF and I all at once.
  • And as ever, be cleaner!

There is so much more I want to expect of myself for this year, but I know that if I can keep it down to the major things I want to do/achieve, I’ll be less likely to end up disappointed.

What are your plans for this year?