Honestly, December is about to end, and I couldn’t be happier. The holidays are just about over, and that means we’re in for a long winter (unfortunately – no, I’m not stoked about that). What I am stoked for, though, is to head back into saving money and focusing on my goals. This month I know I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to because of Christmas.
I also had a personal goal list here.
So what are my highs and lows of this month?
-I managed to get gifts for everyone.
-It hasn’t happened yet, but I am celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with Ray.
-I did try for my permit and passed the test.
-I went to update information for my health care, and found out I have my insurance until next year, so that’s solid.
-Got my shifts back to normal at work.
-Christmas went well, and I got things that I needed.
-I also bought myself a few games.
-I went to the work Christmas Party.
-I tried for my permit, passed the test, but can’t actually get my permit until I submit my birth certificate, which is MIA.
-I may have to order a new birth certificate.
-I haven’t had time to update my resume.
-I haven’t had time to work on my online portfolio.
-I spent more money than I needed to.
-I didn’t clean my room up like I had wanted to. Lacked the time for it.
There have been some good things about December, but majority of the month was preparing for Christmas. Now that it’s finally over, I can take a step back to reality and focus on the things that I need to. I haven’t had time to really focus on the things that I need to, and that needs to change.
I’m really dreading the upcoming cold winter days, but I know spring will be approaching in a few months. I’m so ready for warm weather already, it’s been so damn frigid lately! I have some high hopes for 2018, so I really hope things improve in January. I realized lately that I really can start saving my money, and I need to take advantage of this right now. I made almost $40 in tips this week and it’s not even the weekend officially. I have close to $70 saved up in change alone, too.
Who knows what I’m saving up for right now, because there’s so many things to save up for. A car, a computer, lenses for my camera, a vacation – there’s so much! But saving is important, and I really want to make it happen this upcoming year.
How did your December turn out? Did you accomplish any personal goals this month?
December Writing Challenge #30