Summer Goals Check In/ Fall Goal Setting

Remember several months ago when I set summer goals for myself? Well I actually remembered the deadline. I think it helped to pick my moms birthday as the end date and my sisters (today!) as the report back date. I only set 5 goals for myself, lets see how well I did.

1. Blog more. Nope, nope, nope. I am averaging one post a week. I really just have a lot on my plate right now. Everyday this week I have been away from home 12 hours. Its Marching Band season for us, and if you are a former band member you know how busy you stay. What has really hit us is that our props for the show couldn't be finished by the people who were going to do it. A local business offered to do them for 1500. When I was asked my opinion (I'm an officer) I just couldn't agree to that. We have kids that still need horns (for concert) that just seemed like a better way to spend money. So I came up with an idea and agreed to work on the props myself. I've done that everyday after work. I'm hoping we will be done tomorrow.

2. Read/Comment more. I am not great at this either, I am trying to be better. I usually manage to comment a bunch in one day. I am hoping this improves when I get my life more organized. Which I am working on and will hopefully be a post soon.

3. Finish building a fence. Guys I worked my ass off on this and did successfully build this. I have decided next Spring I am going to build myself a deck. I am that confident in my skills now.

4. Walk. I actually did this. I can't believe I did it, but I did manage to walk 60 miles.

5. Set a budget Nope. Didn't do this either.


So really I only fully accomplished 2 out of 5. That's pretty crappy percentage.


So Lets set some Fall goals. I think the end date for these goals will be December 1.

1. Set a budget- Lets try this again

2. Work on organization- my organization hasn't improved from the last post. I still can't find shit.

3.  Paint a room- I have several things that need painted and I know that I will not be able to get it all done, but I think I can accomplish a room.

4. Etsy/Shirts-I've been doing stuff for my friends and family and kinda half hearted with etsy, but I think I am going to focus on it more strongly.

5. Concentrate more on blogging-Actual posting and commenting more. I am hoping this goes hand and hand with the getting more organized. I don't feel like I am using my time wisely.

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Organization Help

I bet the post title made you think I was here to dispense awesome wisdom about how I stay organized? Well you have come to the wrong place. Its actually the opposite. I am spiraling out of control. 

I use to be organized. People use to joke about my organization skills. I would read books and magazines on the subject for fun. Then I moved 6 times in 5 years and felt my organization slip away little by little with each move.

I've been stationary for two years now. I had hoped that the skills I lost would return once I was stable and not living like a nomad. That hasn't been the case. In the last week I have misplaced My favorite pair of jeans, a list with the details of a vinyl decal order that would  be 60 extra dollars of income if I can find it, 90 dollars in fundraiser cash. I was a week past the deadline to submit my tax stuff to the student loan people. I did however, find my tablet that has been missing for a year. (literally a year) So, little blessings I guess. I also found Hannah's change of address form from July.Then lost it again, before I could take it to the post office.

I am at the point where I can admit. I need help. My life has apparently reached a point that I can't keep up with even the most basic of things. Do any of you have any tips? Like real tips not, here is a pretty picture of a jar labeled with whats inside. I have stuff like that covered. I just don't have a grasp on the day to day household/life management.
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Camping

You can't even make this shit up. I thought by not saying anything until there was a date for a date set, that I wouldn't jinx things. But I realized its not a matter of jinxing things Its just how my life goes.

In case you haven't guessed there was no camping trip/date. He called me late the night before he was suppose to arrive. I was excited, he didn't seem to be, then the story came out....

He had been talking to someone where he lives and decided to make things work with her. So he wasn't coming here, and we weren't going on a date. It was high school all over again. Only I handled it differently. In school I got mad. This time I felt nothing. Literally an emotional void. He kept apologizing and saying how bad he felt but that it just happened. Lots of blah blah blah.

My only thought was well of course this is what is going to happen. So I said ok, thanks for letting me know. He asked if we could still talk as friends. I said no I don't think so, and he offered to take me out to dinner to "make it up to me" I definitely said that wouldn't work.

I was ready to be done before he came out of the blue, tracking me down, texting me. I think I will just slide back into my fox hole and ignore all romantic encounters. It less stressful there.
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