Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Goal Review End September

I was kind of curious to see how my goals list was going since I started my Masters. 


- 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 [I’ve started thinking about strategies for optimizing investments in my TFSA and RRSP when the new year rolls around.]

- 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 [Not sure what my hours are going to look like especially in the winter semester so this may slow down. On the other hand the second half of the 5 year period is post masters so I may see a pay raise for the second half.]


-Start Masters of Science / Masters of Science in Nursing in the fall.  CHECK [I’m having lots of fun, and the concepts aren’t too hard.]


-Join two new clubs in the local area.  CHECK [I’m actually up to two writers groups plus quilting.] 


-Have my novel accepted to be published.  I plan to have it ready by the end of the month (January), so I can start sending it out. CHECK [I have once again launched my book to two agents, one ha said no, I’m still waiting on the other.]

-Become a respite foster parent. CHECK [I’ve got my rooms ready (finally) and have spoken to my worker about possibilities for weekend placements.]

-Finish my current crafting projects.  NOPE [Well I’ve done some stuff. The only thing is that I can’t sew in 15 min intervals. I need to know that I’ll have at least an hour uninterrupted. This will slow down until my next school break.] 

A respectable 86%. For October I’m not going to worry about the crafting or where my novel is. I will be concentrating on my studies and on getting started with foster care.  


  1. You are doing awesome! What's your novel on - or is it a secret? :)

    1. Not really a secret. It's teen fiction and is about a girl from a safe middle class family who loses her family and ends up in a group home. It's completely different than anything she's ever had to deal with and all of the other kids there have major issues.