We’re just past the halfway point in the month, so I wanted to do a quick check in on my September goals. Why? Because, to be quite honest, I’ve been so tired and busy and deliriously happy that I keep giving myself free passes. It’s one thing to let things slide a little bit to give yourself time to hunt down a top without baby spit on it. It’s something else entirely to just give up on your goals. So here were go: a mid-month check-in.
Reply to all blog comments – I was doing an excellent job keeping up with commenting after a rough August (I’m seriously so grateful that anyone stuck around!). I think I’m current. But to be honest, I’m so tired as I type this, I don’t even remember what my last blog post was about. So I’ll need to circle back to the comments section for sure.
Declutter at least 50 items – The first week and a half of the month went so well with the #MinsGame. But then I started this green decluttering debate in my own mind, and I slowed down. Things did pick back up slightly before the cleaning lady came last week. I mostly just threw out everything that I couldn’t find a place for (which is basically everything that was in our family room except for HP and the couch), but I’m not sure it adds up to 50.
Share my tracked spending – Week 1 of my maternity leave money diary is live. A recap of weeks 2 and 3 is coming this week. And whoa boy, did things get spendy!
Make a decision about FinCon – I still haven’t booked our flight, but I do check rates almost daily. I’ll likely book the trip this week, but I’m really torn is this is how I want to spend one of the last weekends of my maternity leave. On one hand, I want to soak up all the HP time I can. On the other, I am now more motivated than ever to make money online. Maybe FinCon would help? Plus, I’d love to meet so many money peeps in person.
Revisit the idea of mortgage prepayments – Oh, yes! Yes, yes, yes! I cannot wait to for my paychecks to pick back up in November. I’m still waiting on payroll to let me know what my prorated paychecks will look like. I have an inkling that I’ll be waiting until the check hits my account. But based on my estimates, we’ll likely be able to catch up with all of our missed prepayments for the past two quarters. Not because I make thousands of dollars a paycheck (hahaha lolz), but because our baby fund has held up pretty
Now there you have it. The honest truth. My goals are going, but they aren’t going that well. In fact, it looks like for the first time since I’ve done these goal posts with any consistency, I’ll likely miss more of my goals than I hit come the end of September. I’d probably panic about this more if I wasn’t too busy trying to figure out how to keep baby drool out of my hair.
So Tell Me…Do you ever check in with your goals ahead of schedule? What do you do if you feel yourself slipping off track?