It’s been a little over one month since I declared my goals for 2015, and I thought we’d do a check in to keep my butt accountable.
1) Moving Without Murder
So far, their part of the house is totally done. They are still waiting for my dad’s friend to pour a concrete path to their front door. Until that happens, they can’t move in because my mom can’t actually get in the house. Seems like an important aspect!
My dad comes over a few times a week bringing a small load each time. We’ll call it a gentle, gradual move in for the moment.
2) Find a Better Work/Life/Blog Balance
Zip, zero, zilch progress on this. Actually, my workload at my paying is about to get really stupid in the next ten(ish) months. We have a big report to prepare, and I’m also on a separate taskforce that is ramping up hard core.
I had big plans for a site redesign, but I’m thinking it is probably not really going to happen on the timeline I wanted it to. Blerg.
3) Be More Selfish
This one is my biggest, fattest disappointment. I’ve made some decisions recently that I’ll share with you all some day, that are the exact opposite of selfish.
The decisions were data-driven and needed to be made; they were the right decisions, but it doesn’t mean they were fun decisions to make.
4) Pay off my Car
In the last month, I made an additional 8.5 months of payments! It’s not been easy, and it means we’re directing money that really could be useful elsewhere to this big giant hunking task. It will be a relief when it is over and that money is freed up for other items. Right now, we’re directing almost half of Troy’s paycheck to this goal.
5) Cull the Herd
This isn’t something I am working on, because essentially I am just no longer expelling energy towards relationships (friendships) that no longer make sense. It’s been freeing.
Nice to be able to check something off of the list and call it done.
6) Learn to Knit Something Using a Pattern
I’m picking up a special needle (double-sided…I don’t own one) in the next few weeks, and a coworker is going to teach me how to knit a mittens pattern called “Jack Frost”. Perfect, yes? It’s an old pattern from the 70’s that she has used for years, and I’m very excited! We’re going to work on our project during lunch.
7) Be a Better Mom
I feel like I should ask Jack for an update on this goal, but I will say I am trying. Some days I try harder than others, but every day I tell that child how much I love him, how important he is to me, and how proud I am of him.
How about you? Did you make any goals this year? How is your progress?