Goal Getter // September + October 2015

First, let's review how I did with my September goals; then, I'll set goals for October.

September:

SEPTEBER 2015

  • CAREER: 75% – I'm being a bit "hard" on myself with this one. I completed my original goals set for September in this category, but I didn't reach my added goals. I built the website for LV Book Design and launched it, as well as ordered business cards. But I still have work to do when it comes to promoting my business.
  • FINANCIAL: 30% – I really hate that my bank got rid of its coin machine. It is making it so much harder to get all of our change sorted to deposit. Not to mention that Bigby likes to eat the empty coin wrappers. :(
  • HEALTH: 100% – Weekends we eat out, but we don't eat a lot (like one meal a day and then food we have in the house if we get hungry again).
  • HOME: 100% – Even though I haven't gotten to decluttering my books, yet, I feel like just doing one big declutter session a month is a reasonable pace for me, so I'm giving myself this one.
  • BLOG: 99% – I still have a few September posts to write, but that's all. October's editorial calendar is filled and I had a successful photo day last week!

October

CAREER: 0%

  • Design print ads for the paper I work at for LV Book Design (25%)
  • Design and print flyers for LV Book Design (0%)
  • Network at the Venture POP! conference (0%)
  • Hang flyers at local businesses (0%)

Notes: It's all about that hustle, baby.

FINANCIAL: 30%

  • Pay off my Credit Card (30%)
  • Deposit all the change in/around the house (0%)

Notes: Still keeping the credit card goal on here, slowly trying to chip away at it.

HEALTH: 0%

  • Eat out only 3 times a week MAX (0%)
  • Better our diets with healthier, home cooked meals (0%)

Notes: Now that we've been pretty good about cooking meals at home, it's time to really focus on making them even healthier with our choices in ingredients and recipes.

HOME:  0%

  • Declutter: books (0%)
  • Decorate for Halloween (0%)
  • Take "decluttered" clothes + books to a charity store (0%)

Notes: Those three bags of clothes I "decluttered" in September are still sitting in my office. :/

BLOG: 0%

  • Work on blog posts for October (0%)
  • Work on November planning (0%)
  • Go get supplies for the annual "Trick or Treat" series!!! (0%)
  • Photo day (0%)

Notes: Mr. LL agreed to do Trick or Treat on the new blog! I'm so excited!!

Goal Getter // August + September 2015

First, I thought I'd review August, then set goals for September this time. I'm a day late with this post, but I better late than never!

August:

AUGUST 2015

  • CAREER: 79% – In August, I did a lot of soul searching and came up with a side business that I think will bring me renewed passion in my career and some much needed extra income.
  • FINANCIAL: 30% – I really wanted to pay off that credit card, but when I sat down to do so, the balance was a lot higher than I had anticipated. I'm going to keep plugging away at it though. Sucks, though, because it was interest free until September. :(
  • HEALTH: 100% – We've been doing really good about eating at home. I hope we can keep it up.
  • HOME: 50% – I still need to declutter, but that is top of my list for September.
  • BLOG: 99.9% – August's posts are done, September's post are planned, and I released my first podcast! The only reason this isn't 100% is because I have been having trouble figuring out how to get the podcast on iTunes.

September

CAREER: 0%

  • Design/Build a website for side hustle (0%)
  • Design/Order print collateral for side hustle (0%)

Notes: Things are about to get expensive. But you have to put the capital into these early stages of any new business. That's just how it goes.

FINANCIAL: 30%

  • Pay off my Credit Card (30%)
  • Deposit all the change in/around the house (0%)

Notes: Still keeping the credit card goal on here, slowly trying to chip away at it.

HEALTH: 0%

  • Eat out only 3 times a week MAX (0%)
  • Gradually cut back on smoking (0%)

Notes: Mr. LL and I are really trying to quit smoking. We've worked out a system that I think will give us a better chance than just going straight up cold turkey.

HOME:  0%

  • Declutter: clothes (0%)

Notes: My hope is to add to this list as I complete tasks. 

BLOG: 0%

  • Work on blog posts for September (0%)
  • Work on October planning (0%)
  • Photo day (0%)

Notes: