We have reached that wonderful time of year when all those goals we so earnestly made get swept under the bed and forgotten for the next 11 months. Where am I in my goals? Lets take a look.
- Set up RRSP investments with my return of value pension from the military and contribute $359 a month for the year, along with any tax refunds. CHECK [Ok the RRSP hasn’t been set up since the military has yet to send me my severance and return of value checks. I will be following up, but really the blame is all on them since it is out of my control. I have put $359 (10% of my pay) aside each month.]
- Pay off house in 5 years. I should be able to accomplish this by doubling up every payment and paying a 10% lump sum every year. CHECK [Haven’t made my 10% for the year but I should be able to do that when my disability money arrives late Feb early March. I have successfully doubled up every payment to date and recently increased my monthly payment from $646.62 to $711.28. That means I can pay up to $1,422.56 a month, $1,100 of which goes directly to the principal.]
-Start Masters of Science / Masters of Science in Nursing in the fall. CHECK [My application is in, now I wait. In the mean time I need to get busy applying for scholarships.]
-Join two new clubs in the local area. CHECK [I’ve been to meetings for both the newcomers club and the local Heritage quilting group. Now I just need to remember to pay the membership fee ; ) ]
-Have my novel accepted to be published. I plan to have it ready by the end of the month, so I can start sending it out. NOPE [Haven’t touched this in a month. I need to schedule a regular time to sit down and work on this. Otherwise it always gets put on the back burner.]
-Become a respite foster parent. KIND OF [ I’ve sent out 2 e-mails inquiring about how to start the process. Haven’t heard anything back yet. I’ll give them another week and then call or go in person.]
-Take a big backpacking trip solo. CHECK [Savings is going as planned and I haven’t touched my vacation days yet.]
-Finish my current crafting projects. NOPE [Haven’t done much on any of my projects. I’m going to have to set aside some TV/stitch time every night to help me relax before I go to bed.]
So, 5 and a half goal in progress out of 8 set. That would be 68.75%. It is a passing mark, but still kind of low. I’ll have to work on those neglected goals (or make more goals so that the ones I don’t do don’t count so much.) Any goals you’ve left neglected?