May goal checkin

A goal

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  • Save 40 per cent of income. Including the extra $530 I made ($20 for essay editing, the rest from my freelance-gig-turned-new-fulltime-gig), I saved 46 per cent last month. Whether this goal can remain realistic with my new slightly reduced income remains to be seen.
  • Keep eating out to $160 a month. Yes! $102 – possibly a new low. I can’t remember the last time T and I went out to eat together – any food purchases have been done separately. That’s what working all the time does to you. I have a feeling this will change – ie, go WAY up – now that we have the same days off.
  • Donate to charity every month. Yes!
  • Text one friend a week. Done, albeit mainly to organise meetups!
  • Learn to confidently use full manual settings on my dSLR. I did shoot some photos this month actually, but haven’t reviewed them properly.
  • Read 100 books. 5 books in May – the Master and Margarita in particular kept me going for quite a while.
  • Continue running at least once a week. I missed one or two weeks (definitely not in the week where I had no days off), but at least I went out twice last week.

How did your goals go last month?

2 thoughts on “May goal checkin

  • Reply Laura|move to portugal June 13, 2011 at 20:58

    You did really well! Great going on saving 46% of you income. My goals were half and half in May, but June is looking much better!

  • Reply lkrant June 14, 2011 at 07:42

    Congratulations! I am on track with everything, but I am not celebrating yet! I still have six and a half months left.

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