2014-financial-personal-work-goalsLife is so hectic around here, I forgot to post an update of goals for March.  Ooops!  So here’s how we’ve done on our goals for March and April:

Financial

  • Pay at least $2,000 off the principal of my husband’s student loans.  In progress.  We paid $237 on principal total for the last two months.  Since the beginning of 2014, total we’ve paid $725 in principal, so we’re about 36% of the way there!
  • Save $5,000 in a fund for a new car  No progress.
  • Increase our emergency fund to 3 month’s worth of living expenses.  In progress.  We have one month saved right now.  (This is a very aggressive goal that I’m not sure we’ll reach, but I want to stretch with this one.)
  • Complete our wills.  COMPLETED.
  • Apply for another life insurance policy  (This also needs to be done in the early part of the year since it was not accomplished from last year’s goals.)  No progress.

Personal

  • Read 52 books this year.  In progress.  I’ve got to get going on this goal!  In March and April, I only read 3 books, soI’ve read 12 books so far this year.
  • Watch 24 movies this year.  In progress.  We watched one movie in April, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  I loved the book and the film.  So far this year, we’ve watched three films (and endless episodes of Law and Order: SVU & How I Met Your Mother).
  • Give up added sugar permanently.  In progress.  I’ve not had added sugar for about a month now.  For the last 8 days, I’ve been on a very strict diet to kill off my internal candida.  I’m only eating non-starchy veggies, meat and eggs.  This is really killing me.  I miss my sweet potatoes and fruit, but I’m determined to take care of this yeast problem once and for all!
  • Exercise at least 3 times a week.  No progress.   I’ve just been a big slug lately.
  • Continue to follow my Paloe diet and heal my leaky gut.  In progress.  
  • Begin to learn Japanese as Bookworm is studying it.  No progress.  Since we went to Arlington, VA in March, we haven’t been studying Japanese.  Now I just want Bookworm to finish his 4th grade work, so this may take a back seat until we’re on summer break.

Work

  • Add Pinterest friendly pictures to my top 50 blog posts.  No progress.
  • Fix dead links in old posts  No progress.
  • Comment on 10 blogs a week  No progress.
  • Post at least 5 days a week  In progress.  The last few weeks I was only posting 3 to 4 times a week, so this one is half accomplished for March and April.
  • Try at least one new recipe a week and blog about it.  No progress.  My current, very boring diet doesn’t lend itself to trying many new recipes.
  • Create an editorial calendar each month and follow it.  No progress.

I’m making progress on my goals, but I’ll have to step it up if I want to accomplish all of them by the end of 2014!

Did you set goals for 2014?  If so, please share in the comments!

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