Thursday, on my way home, I ran into an unwelcome foe—snow. It was isolated to a random backroad, but there was around an inch of snow on the grass around the road and the road itself had snow slush. Hopefully that was the last bite of winter and we can fully enjoy spring now!
In error I forgot to post my 1st quarter success on my 2015 goals. For that reason I’m throwing in April and I’ll do a half year analysis come June 30th/July 1st. I’ve made decent progress on my goals across the board. The first quarter of the year was full of change too since I left my old school after almost three years and moved back home to start a new job (an hour away). I’m hoping this next quarter brings a big positive change and I’ll know for sure this coming week!
Goal #1: Beat 15 video games (4/15)
Persona 4, New Super Mario Bros 2, Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, Alphadia Genesis
I have two games going currently-Final Fantasy V & Doctor Who Legacy. I’m close to finishing up Legacy and maybe ¼ of the way through Final Fantasy V. This girl needs to play more video games.
Goal #2: Read 150 books
Total read: 36
Reading has become one of my biggest hobbies lately so I’ve been reading 2-3+ books a week. I’m hoping to get in more reading this month since I finally have a few weekends without plans!
Goal #3 Complete 10 craft or DIY projects
Total completed: 4
I went to a convention two months ago and made a three things for it. My crafting has slacked off due to moving, but hopefully I’ll jump back into it soon!
Goal #4 Pay off $10,000 of student loans, pay off two full loans
It’s lower than I’d like right now, but with my moving expenses, it’s sadly what it has to be. Luckily in the next few months I’ll be upping my monthly minimum and paying off two loans.
Goal #5 Watch 100 new movies
I’ve watched 22 movies as of April 30th.
Goal #6 Travel
3 conventions: Star City Anime (Roanoke, VA) Wizard World Raleigh (Raleigh, NC)
2 festivals : Matsuri,
1 out of state trip
Goal #7: Earn $2,000 in extra income
Goal #8: Donate or volunteer for 12 causes/organizations
Art council (1/12)
Goal #9: Get rid of 200 items
This goal is done! It’s amazing how much you can get rid of by moving! Once I move again, this number is likely to increase 😉
Goal #10: Retirement saving goal
I added a bit to my retirement savings and while it’s not what some contribute, something now is going to equal more down the road!
With two more months until we hit the halfway mark for the year, I think my goals have a decent start (and having one done already makes up for the lack of progress on certain goals). I’m excited for what the rest of the year will bring and I can’t wait to see these goals crossed off by the end of the year!
Do you set goals? How did you do on your goals during the first quarter?