Thank goodness it’s March! March is one of my favorite months because we start to see warmer temperatures, everything starts coming back to life and it’s my birthday month. I have a lot of things coming up this month with a couple guests coming to stay and my birthday, so I’m excited for the things in the near future. February was a bleak month due to overtime work, the cold and unexpected expenses, but March is shaping up to be a much better month. I didn’t make quite as much progress on my goals as I would’ve liked, but with my tax refund coming this month, some things (i.e. debt) will see a big jump in progress. Here’s how I did;
1. Earn $1500 in extra income (year)
February earnings: 248.34
Total for 2014: $479.53
2. Read 100 books in a year
Second Summer of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Totto-chan: The Little girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Sea Star by Margret Henry
Total read: 10
3. Beat 10 video games
Tom & Jerry (SNES)
4. Complete 20 crafts
5. Volunteer or donate for 10 causes
Library (regular volunteer)
6. Pay off $10,000 on debt principal
7. Cavity fixed
8. Get rid of 365 things
9. Clothing goal (replace and add!)
I did replace my old navy blue jacket that I’ve been trying to replace for a long time. Once I transition from winter to spring clothes, a couple things are getting replaced/gotten rid of.
10. Recycling goal
Took a huge load in the third week of February. Hoping to start taking recycling twice a month or more.
- Sakura festival
- Out of town trip
- Attend a convention
12. Try 40 new recipes and update recipe book
Red pepper risotto
Cauliflower crust pizza
New blueberry buckle recipe
February recipes: 4
13.Fill bear bank and take to the bank
I’ve been adding a handful of change every week. Hopefully that makes a difference since a light revealed I still have 20% of the bank to go.
14.Get out there more
MTG pre-release was pretty much all I did outside of the usual hanging out with friends and board game club. I gave into introvert tendencies this month.
Not the greatest month, but March is looking better so far. I’m hoping to get more on my student loans especially. I’ve almost finished Dragon Quest (hope to beat today), so I’ve already made progress on some goals. At least winter is starting to get behind us!