It’s that time of month again, where I get to sit back and look at what I’ve acheived. Not a bad month this month, hopefully next month I can clear up some of the ‘in progress’ ones too.
3. Hem all my broken trousers – I asked my mum how to do this and I can’t believe how simple this is. Also, I do believe knowing how to hem ups my wife points by 2 ;)
13. Hang some pictures in the bedroom – I did this last weekend, which felt nice, like the room is a little more homely.
16. Make chocolate chip cookies – a disaster. Not quite as much of a disaster as the last time, but only marginally less so. Next time, I’ll chill the dough.
58. Read all Toby Litt books – of course, he’s just about to publish a new one, but I’ve read all his books published so far so I’m going to consider this one completed :)
88. Limit how much TV I watch – because I am trying to read 100 books this year, I am creating a magazine from scratch and, you know, I have a full time job – I’ve found that I really don’t have much time for TV anymore. Another happy by product of all this work I’m doing.
73. Reach payout on www.onepoll.com it feels so good to finally get this one off my list, since I’ve been trying to do this for probably close to 2 years. It’s my own fault, if I’d kept at it I would have reached the £40 payout far quicker but I think that’s what they bank on – that you can’t be bothered. I forgot for at least six months before picking it up again, determined to get my cash, ha.
In Progress: (new since last month:) 2
62. Try and sell as much as possible before giving it away – I’ve managed to sell a few bits and pieces that have been cluttering up my bedroom for months. Hooray! The money comes in handy too.
87. Re-learn conversational French – I am doing this through podcasts and google translator.
In Progress: Updates – 4
8. Delete all mp3s I don’t like – I’ve now completed A-D.
40. Spend £15 a week for a month (excluding petrol & bills) – now onto week two of this. Last week I managed to save £4.52, this week £3.50 :)
78. Use all of something before buying something new – this is going quite well. I haven’t bought any new beauty products (barring hair dye and perfume) since November, and have slowly been working my way though all the mositurisers and conditioners I have. We’ve also been clearing out all the condiments in the kitchen – a fun if sometimes unpredictable event. (Like the time mum poured red chillis all over the pizza to ‘use them up’. Thanks mum.)
I am enjoying this challenge, and getting to tick more off every month is pretty rewarded, but I can’t help thinking picking goals for (almost) a three year period is a little hard to do. So much has changed in the 18 months I’ve been doing this that some of these tasks cannot help but be unachievable. The question is, do I create new goals to replace them? Or just accept that they won’t be completed this time around?