October 2014 goal update: I haven’t forgotten!

This post is coming a lot later than normal (it’s almost December Alexis), but it’s been a crazy month.  Things will be slowing down in the next month since I’ll be on vacation and I’ll have more to post at that time.  In the meantime, here’s another quick update.  I’m only updating the goals that I haven’t completed.

snowman wood craft Go Ahead & Craft (via pinterest)

Note:  I had to amend one goal because I’ve realized I set the bar too high.  I’m doing 10 crafts this year, not 20.


Read 100 books (63/100)

I read 6 books in the month of October which leaves me with another 37 to read in order to complete the goal.  Being that it’s almost the end of November, I’m kind of feeling unsure about this goal.  I’ve read another six this month which means I better start reading more if I want to meet this goal.  This is my fifth year trying to do it and by golly I will!

Persona 4 - sooo in love with this game :D (via pinterest)

Beat 10 video games (9/10)

I started playing Persona 4 again and at this moment I’m around 3/4ths of the way through.  I plan on beating it sometime in the next two weeks, though the fact I just got Pokemon Alpha Sapphire may make it take a little longer…


Complete 10 crafts (9/10)

I finished an Onigiri plush this month and started on my first plush doll.  Sadly I haven’t done any work on it in two weeks!  Books, friends, Persona 4 and life keep getting in the way.


Volunteer or donate for 10 causes (8/10)

Sadly I didn’t do much in the way of volunteering or donating this month.  I did make a donation to the local food pantry earlier in the month though.  However, with Christmas coming up I know I’ll be meeting my goal soon.

I want nothing more than to pay off my student loan debt so that I can live simply & travel extensively. (via pinterest)

Pay off $10,000 on debt principal   ($7,911.40/$10,000)

I’m slightly worried about this goal because as of now I’m still over a $1000 away from my goal.  I’ve done the most I can on my poor teaching salary and side hustles.

Clothing goal (replace and add)

I didn’t buy any clothes in October since I was trying to save money.  I’m planning on using some Christmas money and saved up money to finish this goal off either this month or next month.

Try 40 new recipes and update recipe book (30/40)

I’ll easily meet this goal come December.  I do most of my baking then and look forward to doing more cooking as well.


I will be posting my November update sometime early next week as I have another post coming related to goals and such.


October Goal Update

It’s hard to believe, its already November.  This year has flown by and there are a lot of exciting things happening from here on out.  Next week I’m doing the midnight showing of Thor 2 and attending an Autism conference.  It’ll be a great week!   Since its almost the end of the year, I’ve buckled down and made more progress on my goals for the year.  I’m anxious to stat the new list of goals I’ve done a right up of since they’ll help keep me on track in terms of larger goals.  Hopefully I can finish up these remaining goals before December 31st.


Ender's Game

1-Earn $500 online-MET!!!

-$25 Sidetick

-$25 Bubblews

-$10 gather

-$20 sale

-$25 bubblews


Year Total: $637



Continuing my workout regime


3-By 80 new wardrobe pieces


Total for the year: 70


4-Watch 70 new movies



5-Get everything out of my parents house

-Few bags left at my grandmothers


6-Read 100 books in a year

Tracy’s Tiger by William Saroyan

The Case of the Marble Monster by Edmunds

Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Billy Aronson

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

October Total: 5

Total for the year: 50


7-Volunteer or donate to 25 different causes

-Random act of kindness

Total for the year: 10


8-Keep Budget all year

Found a new software to track my budget and loving it!


9-Try 30 new recipes-MET

Pumpkin Cinnamon cookies

Spicy Veggie burgers (made twice already!!)

Red Coconut Curry

October: 3

Total: 32



10-Make at least 20 crafts

Black mage




TARDIS ornament

October: 5

Total for the year: 16


11-Beat 15 Video Games

Total for the year: 5


12-Student Loans

-They came out of deferment early, but since my action plan was already set, it isn’t the end of the world.



I’ve met 3 of my 12 goals so far.  Since a few are year long, they won’t technically be completed until the end of the year.  I have three more crafts in progress to finish this month and hopefully I can finally get my Animal Crossing debt paid off too!

haha you go animal crossing @Ruth H. Estrada Carpenter  Animal Crossing is a very weird game