All good things must come to an end, right? My streak of months where I kick all sorts of butt with my goals has come to a halt. A screeching, crashing, fiery halt. Even after a mid-month check in, I couldn’t put the wheels back on.
The Blog – PASS-ish
Reply to all comments – I was doing so well, and then HP forgot how to nap. I have my blog bookmarked on my phone (why yes I have been blogging for over two years and just got around to doing this), and I’m hoping I can leave some voice comments during our middle-of-the-night feedings.
Make a decision about FinCon – I’m going! As much as I’d like to take credit for meeting this goal, I can’t. Mr. P took two days off work, effectively forcing my hand. Now the big question is do I use my points or pay with real dollars for the flight and hotel. And the even bigger question is who’s excited to meet HP?!
Money – FAIL
Revisit the idea of extra mortgage payments – If by revisit, you mean had fantasies of paying it off in full after a long-lost relative made me heir to a chai latte empire, sure. I revisited it again. And again and again. While it’s nice to think about money milestones, I haven’t done any of hard thinking, number crunching, or reflecting that will be necessary to really make this happen (or not).
Share my tracked spending – I did one week’s worth of money diaries and that’s it. Part of it is because I didn’t want to confront the spending that I’ve been doing and part of it is because I wasn’t sure it was adding value to the blog. But then I realize how much I wish I had a peek at a family’s spending before having HP, so I’m going to continue posting them even if no one reads them.
Declutter at least 50 items – I did get rid of around 50 things, but again it was Mr. P to the rescue. He culled a ton of dress shirts that didn’t fit right. As for the #MinsGame that I was going to play, I made it through ten days. That’s it.
Rather than set new goals for October, I’m going to revisit these goals. That’s right. I’m going to have patience with myself. If that’s not personal growth, I don’t know what is. My big focus for this month is going to be completing the #MinsGame Challenge. I will be returning to work in November, and I’m hoping that shedding a lot of this excess will help streamline my mornings and free up time in the evenings. I can see the t-shirt now. Will declutter for baby snuggles.
So Tell Me…How was your September? What do you have planned for October?