Goal #1: Create an accurate and up-to-date picture of my finances. That to me includes income, retirement accounts, monthly expenses and debts. While I do have a general idea of where everything stands, I want to know all specifics in detail.
Results: Thanks to Dave Ramsey’s new budget tool, “Every Dollar,” I started to budget in April and collected a list of all debts in one place. My April budgeting started late and didn’t go as planned, but that was mainly because I didn’t have the planning part done completely. Our May budget is set and I know what we’re doing with our money. As long as we stick to May well, June should be even better.
Goal #2: Get M. and H. both on a stricter schedule so they get enough sleep and so that I have more time at night to pursue other projects besides bedtime.
Results: Not a rousing success, but we did make progress. Two steps forward, one step back.
Goal #3: Make all of my doctor and dental appointments, which I have been putting off for ages.
Results: I didn’t do this at all, but it’s still on my list.
Goal # 4: More actively seek freelance assignments.
Results: I have been more actively looking for assignments and actually found one. It turned out to be more than I was qualified to do, but at least I found one. I also may be working with a co-worker to edit her next book. So although haven’t started working yet I’ll consider this a step in the direction I want to go. Partial win.
Next time: New goals for May