Goals for Another Glorious Year

I started off like most others stating to T what my New Years Resolutions would be for the year but after thinking about it I realized I didn’t know what the hell resolution actually meant. So I looked it up.

New Years Goals

A resolution is the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. I don’t really feel that I have any lingering problems that need resolving (other than mental ones) so we decided to call them our New Year goals instead. I feel like it sounds slightly more ambitious and this is going to be my year of personal awakening so I felt it was more appropriate.

Isn’t every year that year though. Really though guys. I can’t believe I’m already 27 and don’t feel like I’ve marked much off my accomplishments or bucket list. This is going to be the year. I’ve already started it off strong! Which leads me to the goals.

Goals I hope to am going to accomplish this year

Blogging
That’s right bitches, I’m back.
My main (task) here is to write more consistently and more like myself, more my personality. Kind of a reflection of all of the wild things I think and usually will say. Except more videos and photos because I like those better than words sometimes. And sometimes they’re necessary.
3x per week? We’ll get there but for now I’m not trying to be too ambitious because I have school starting soon.
Learn more about the blogging world, how to maneuver in it, make friends and be awesome. Like with widgets and stuff.

 

School
This may be a terrible mistake that I’m going to regret financially but I have decided I’d like to go back to school to get my degree in computer science. On the plus side I will be the only female in the program and there are a lot of scholarships available that no one else is applying for.  I’m also taking some composition classes because I’m hoping they will improve my thought process so when I speak I make a little more sense to other people.

adult student

Hooray Adult Students (no this isn’t me but I guess I kind of look like that but with much flatter, lighter hair. Oh and tattoos.)

 

Piano
I have been trying for YEARS to learn piano but it just doesn’t ever seem to stick. I want to pay for private lessons but I can’t seem to find anyone reasonably priced. So I’m turning to you, YouTube. Please don’t fail me. I’d like to average at LEAST learning a song a month and by the end of the year I’d like to be able to read sheet music fairly well.

 

Be Healthy
This is kind of a generic goal but I just want to be generally healthy so it’s fitting. The main (tasks) are to

  • Eat dinner at home 5x a week. If you are curious what I’m eating these days because that’s a normal thing to want to know you can see my weekly updated meal plan here. (Note: It’s mostly Paleo. If you haven’t tried it you should give it a chance. It will make you feel awesome.)
  • Bring lunch 4x a week (I’m rocking at these two so far, guys)
  • Workout 3x a week (Not so much this one)

 

Make More Money
Really though, who isn’t trying to do this? My attack plan is to start up a little side gig which is TBD and make more money at my full time gig. Other opportunities I’d like to take on are selling all of my extra junk. I’m kind of a recovering hoarder, but not in the old food and cats in the closet kind of way. Also on the money front is better budgeting. It’s not making more money per-say but making better use of the money I already have.

 

Goal Updates 3/21

Goal Updates 3/21

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Image Source : Celestine Chua

1. Read at least one new book a month
This month has been filled with mostly class time so my reading has been used up on reading my textbook. My book for the month has been Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book. It comes with a cd that includes files to work on that are labeled per chapter to help you along with each of the lessons in the book. It has been a great help in gaining my skills in Illustrator and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning to use the program.

2. Make $800 in side hustle income by May 1st
I have a feeling I’m going to have to extend the deadline for this one. I have started earning some additional income and been able to tuck it away in savings but not at the rate I was hoping for. My earnings have come from tutoring, blog consulting and affiliate income. I’m hoping to be up and selling on eBay or Craigslist soon as well. I have a storage unit full of things that I could probably do without.

3. Work out at least 3 days a week
I haven’t been able to get in 3 workouts at the gym but I have been doing some workouts throughout my day to keep me in decent shape and not put on any weight. School is finally over this week so I will be going back full force starting this weekend into next week. I’ve found a routine that I’m going to try out on Bodybuilding.com.

4. Eat breakfast at home and bring my lunch to work every day
I have finally had some success in this goal. I was sick quite a bit last week and missed some work so I was able to eat at home for my lunch and breakfast thanks to that but I also remembered to prepare a few lunches and took my breakfast most mornings. My waistline appreciates the diligent efforts

5. Blog at least 4 days a week
This has been a pretty sad week for 20 Something Syndrome. I’ve been overwhelmed with school and some personal issues and haven’t been much in the mood to talk to people much less blog. I’m getting in better sorts though and hope with the coming weeks things will just continue to get better.

No Spend Challenge

As far as going out to eat goes I’ve been doing pretty great. Not shopping has proven to be the challenge though. I’ve had some events and car troubles come up that have had me dipping into savings, noooo!

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