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Goal Achievement Report – April 2013

Alright, let’s see what I was able to accomplish!

Money Goals

  • Find a few ways for this Rainy Day blog to make some funds, however small it may be…
  • Find a new way of making money.
  • Finish last commission on list and take new ones (5).
  • Sell unneeded items on ebay and amazon to make extra $.
  • To make enough money this month to pay my car payment ($301) AND half of my June car insurance money.
  • To spend less than $100 on me.
  • To find a job.

Watching the comic book shop for my friend went great!  In fact, I was able to save over $90 worth of comic books thanks to my great friend and the deal he offered to me.  In case you’re reading this, thanks again so much!  I think that although I wasn’t being handed cash, this qualifies in finding a new way to make some monetary gain as I am completely square with my subscription list now at the comic book shop. While I was there, I was able to finish my last commission and will have it sent out to my buddy in Baltimore by the end of this week.  I want to be sure that I scan it and add it onto my online portfolio.

Sadly, Amazon and Ebay have been very neglectful to my piggy bank this month.  To give you an idea, only 5 items sold from my Amazon shop in the past two weeks.  That’s it!  Man is it driving me nuts!  HOWEVER! I only $79.21 this month!  That means I was under my $100 goal and all is well!

I also have an interview on Monday for a potential lucrative job, and was asked for further information from another possible employer this week as well.  So.. keeping my fingers crossed!

Rainy Day Goals

  • Convert my brother’s, my guy’s, and my own music to the existing external hard drive for easy access.
  • Organize my dvd/blu-ray collection.
  • Get rid of at LEAST 20 items this month, via selling, donation, or throw-away.
  • To continue organizing my room for optimal business format/personal use.
  • Hack my journal into an accessible planner/organizer.
  • Go through my books and see what items I will sell/donate.
  • Start to get the house ready for a graduation party (my brother’s).

The only one that has been done on this list is the last one.  I’ve been so dedicated to cleaning, organizing, and painting to get ready for the graduation party that I haven’t done much else.  A lot of household chores are getting done instead, and a lot of my own “goals” are falling to the wayside.  Perhaps I should do something about this?  Spend 30 minutes every other day on one of these goals next month?  What do you think?

Personal Goals

  • Continue the MWF posts for Rainy Day & Gamer Talk.
  • Add a Paypal button for tips or purchases on this blog and Gamer Talk for donations.
  • Create logos/banners for both blogs.
  • Add artwork to various art sites and sell my artwork online.
  • Continue my art blog.
  • Refine my gamer podcast and restart it.
  • Participate in Move Your Ass Challenge
  • Blow my 100 mile goal for MYAC out of the water.
  • Lose 20 pounds.

I’m participating in MYAC, and man, that 100 mile goal was unrealistic for the first month.  I will honestly be happy if I get to 30 miles at this point. I think next month I’ll move it to 45 and we’ll progress from there.  The pounds aren’t necessarily shedding either, but the inches seem to be.  My clothing feels just a little bit looser, and I can comfortably be in my bridesmaid dress.  I have to kick things into gear though on the rest of this stuff.  I think that my weekly goal of mowing the lawn will be a big kicker for me in the exercise department as we have a big enough lawn that it takes me about 4 hours to mow.  I’m hoping I can shave that down to 3 1/2 next week depending on the heat.

Well, it seems I’ve been really lazy when it comes to my own goals, but when it comes to the house, landscaping, and prep for graduation party, I’ve been rocking it.  Now if only I could start getting these pounds to shed…

What should I add to my goal list?  Am I being a little too optimistic in trying to get a bunch of things done?  Of all of the ones I did NOT finish, which one should I crack down upon and accomplish in May?

Count those Raindrops!

DecMeadow

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Progress Report – Goals for April 2013

In an effort to keep myself accountable, here I go in seeing what goals I have accomplished, what I still need to do, and which ones should be moved to next month.

Money Goals

  • Find a few ways for this Rainy Day blog to make some funds, however small it may be…
  • Find a new way of making money.
  • Finish last commission on list and take new ones (5).
  • Sell unneeded items on ebay and amazon to make extra $.
  • To make enough money this month to pay my car payment ($301) AND half of my June car insurance money.
  • To spend less than $100 on me.
  • To find a job.

Alright, although I haven’t found a new way to make money, I was offered a chance to work for my comic books by watching the store and manning the sales while my friends are up at C2E2 this weekend.  I’ll be able to catch up on my subscriptions, and this will give me the future opportunity (perhaps) to do this more when my friend needs me to fill in for him and an easy way for me to save a little extra money while I’m still unemployed.  Unfortunately, there is just not a lot of things that are selling ebay and amazon right now.  February was a whole different story, but now that people are no longer getting tax checks and instead are making tax payments.. I’m not having that much business.  I’m hoping it will pick up in May and June.  Still no job, but so far, I’ve spent very little money on myself this month, and I’m hoping to keep it that way..

Rainy Day Goals

  • Convert my brother’s, my guy’s, and my own music to the existing external hard drive for easy access.
  • Organize my dvd/blu-ray collection.
  • Get rid of at LEAST 20 items this month, via selling, donation, or throw-away.
  • To continue organizing my room for optimal business format/personal use.
  • Hack my journal into an accessible planner/organizer.
  • Go through my books and see what items I will sell/donate.
  • Start to get the house ready for a graduation party (my brother’s).

The only one that has been done on this list is the last one.  I’ve been so dedicated to cleaning, organizing, and painting to get ready for the graduation party that I haven’t done much else.  A lot of household chores are getting done instead, and a lot of my own “goals” are falling to the wayside.  Perhaps I should do something about this?  Spend 30 minutes every other day on one of these goals?  What do you think?

Personal Goals

  • Continue the MWF posts for Rainy Day & Gamer Talk.
  • Add a Paypal button for tips or purchases on this blog and Gamer Talk for donations.
  • Create logos/banners for both blogs.
  • Add artwork to various art sites and sell my artwork online.
  • Continue my art blog.
  • Refine my gamer podcast and restart it.
  • Participate in Move Your Ass Challenge
  • Blow my 100 mile goal for MYAC out of the water.
  • Lose 20 pounds.

I’m participating in MYAC, and man, that 100 mile goal was unrealistic for the first month.  I will honestly be happy if I get to 30 miles at this point. I think next month I’ll move it to 45 and we’ll progress from there.  The pounds aren’t necessarily shedding either, but the inches seem to be.  My clothing feels just a little bit looser, and I can comfortably be in my bridesmaid dress.  I have to kick things into gear though on the rest of this stuff.

Well, it seems I’ve been really lazy when it comes to my own goals, but when it comes to the house, landscaping, and prep for graduation party, I’ve been rocking it.  Now if only I could start getting these pounds to shed…

Wish me luck!

Count those Raindrops!

DecMeadow.


Move Your Ass Challenge UPDATE

Well, sadly I think I got my hopes up too high.  We’re already past mid-month mark, and I still have 82.3 miles to go.  Did I get it in my head that I could easy do this?  Perhaps, but I used to be able to do this kind of stuff no problem.  See, I was a softball player in my younger years and I remember doing nothing but running.. running… running.  I was never a fast runner, but sometimes I could definitely get my sprint on when I knew my bat connected with that gorgeous neon yellow ball just right.

I also have not been counting my normal walking miles.  Once the weather gets nice (been raining ALL week, I can’t even mow the lawn! ARGH!) I should be getting my groove on with walking, jogging, and running.  This month I was counting on getting those miles from biking though.  Sadly, I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it.  Unless of course I kick my butt in gear and start doing 7.5 miles or more every day for the rest of the month.

What do you think?  Should I still go for the 100 miles? Or should I get realistic and perhaps knock it down to 50?

 

Count those Raindrops!

-DecMeadow


Goals for April 2013

Now that the winter blues are out of the way, I feel like I can get a lot done this month! Hopefully that’s the truth because I have a hefty amount on my plate.  Eep.. I’m already feeling overwhelmed just thinking about it!  Have any encouragement or experiences in cases like these?  I would greatly appreciate it!  Okay… let’s begin, and I’ll show you what I’m talking about in the means of overwhelming.

Money Goals

  • Find a few ways for this Rainy Day blog to make some funds, however small it may be…
  • Find a new way of making money.
  • Finish last commission on list and take new ones (5).
  • Sell unneeded items on ebay and amazon to make extra $.
  • To make enough money this month to pay my car payment ($301) AND half of my June car insurance money.
  • To spend less than $100 on me.
  • To find a job.

Rainy Day Goals

  • Convert my brother’s, my guy’s, and my own music to the existing external hard drive for easy access.
  • Organize my dvd/blu-ray collection.
  • Get rid of at LEAST 20 items this month, via selling, donation, or throw-away.
  • To continue organizing my room for optimal business format/personal use.
  • Hack my journal into an accessible planner/organizer.
  • Go through my books and see what items I will sell/donate.
  • Start to get the house ready for a graduation party (my brother’s).

Personal Goals

  • Continue the MWF posts for Rainy Day & Gamer Talk.
  • Add a Paypal button for tips or purchases on this blog and Gamer Talk for donations.
  • Create logos/banners for both blogs.
  • Add artwork to various art sites and sell my artwork online.
  • Continue my art blog.
  • Refine my gamer podcast and restart it.
  • Participate in Move Your Ass Challenge
  • Blow my 100 mile goal for MYAC out of the water.
  • Lose 20 pounds.

Wish me luck!

Count those Raindrops!

DecMeadow.


The Move Your Ass Challenge

Happy Fool’s Day everyone!  I hope your Easter Sunday went well.  Unfortunately, it’s back to the grind, and in my case, it’s time to get serious with my work out!  With that in mind, I have been searching the web for some interesting means of working out and getting fit.  Right now my guy and I are still watching what we eat, and whenever he’s over to see me, we try to get at least 15 minutes on the exercise bike.  I try to do sit ups every other day, or if I get the chance (like I did last Monday), I find means like shoveling snow for over an hour and a half as my exercise.  Sadly, I also reaped in consequences in that one, as my back was in pain for the next two days (it was a very wet, heavy snow).

So here I am, telling you about something that I stumbled upon the forums of MyFitnessPal.  It’s called the Move Your Ass Challenge.  This challenge is where you set an amount goal, and in this instance, it’s via miles or kilometers.  You can walk, run, bike, row, whatever this challenge, but you have only the month to do it.

I told my guy about it and he certainly seems interested in it as well.  We have a couple of pedometers, but I think I might just make mine on the bike my mother has in the game room.  Depending on if it gets more like spring time, I’ll probably add walking, but I would rather do that inside than just walking around the house.  My goal by the way?  It’s 100 miles.

Think I can do it?  I want to be able to achieve this one, and it will certainly get me to spread out my exercise on the bike every day! The cardio should do me and my guy good I think.

So will you join with me?  What goal are you going to set for yourself?

Count those Raindrops!

-DecMeadow