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New month, new goals

3 Dec

From the massive amounts of notes to myself all over my outline and to-do lists everywhere, I’m clearly a list-oriented person.  Here were my goals for November and how I did on them.  Remember these?  Me neither.  Guess I didn’t even look at them all that much!

Complete each week of Couch-2-5k – Eh.  Stopped and then started again.  So, failed but not forgotten.
Attend 3 group classes at my gym- FAIL.  Attended ZERO.
Lose five pounds. This should probably happen before Thanksgiving, where I will likely eat it all back.- PASS.

Stay level-headed in the stressfulness- Not sure why I put this one on here…the biggest stresses are happening now.
Properly edit my resume to reflect my student status PASS.  Resume edit complete!
Take one weeknight off from studying each week. PASS
Solidify my outlines before Thanksgiving holiday. FAIL.  Yeah, right.

Stick to our budget- Well, FAIL because we didn’t even really make a budget.


For December, I’m not going to include anything school-related.  Don’t want to go there right now.


Attend 3 group classes at my gym.  Carrying this one over, because I actually like it and will hopefully have more time.

Lose 5-8 pounds.  I can healthily lose 8 pounds in a month right now, buuuut Christmas and Christmas cookies might make that tough.


Finish moving in.  Sad, but true

Paint- bedroom and family room.

Hang curtains. (Make curtains?)

Do a deep-clean


It’s time for wardrobe edits.  I really should purchase/obtain a new pair of jeans, a few cardigans, a pair of winter dress pants, and a work blouse or two.

Finish Christmas shopping.

Make holiday chex mix.



October goals

10 Oct

Okay- I realize that this post is coming a good 1/3 of the way through October…but let me tell you, that is illustrative of my October thus far.

Midterms, writing assignments, and the panic of first semester exams seems to all come to a head in October.  While December and its exams are surely going to be stressful, we have the end of the month to relax and do nothing but consume copious amounts of alcohol/Christmas cookies/delicious foods – pick your poison.  Whatever you choose, students are rewarded for their efforts at the end of a semester with a long and relaxing break.

The same cannot be said for the midway point in the semester.  While my #1 goal is to keep as de-stressed as possible, I have a few other things that I would like to accomplish this month.  I figured that if I put them here for the world to see, I might have a decent shot at achieving at least some of them:

  • survive midterms (no, I do not have them in all of my classes) and all of the writing assignments due
  • begin end-of-semester outlines for each of my courses
  • lose 5 pounds
  • organize for Christmas: decoration ideas, gathering plans, trips home and other travel, and gift ideas.  I am a big believer in finishing all of my shopping by mid-November.
  • use our slow cooker at least once each week
  • paint our bedroom and hang photos
  • complete the Couch-2-5k each week