Why hello Internet! With June coming to a close, I think it’s safe to say that this spring update is overdue, so I’m going to get it out of the way before the summer season has completely passed me by!
If you haven’t checked out my Winter Review, go and have a nosey, it explains how I got here and why my micro-goals are what they are.
I’m going to level with you, I haven’t really spent a great deal of time thinking about my yearly goals these past few months, and that makes me sad, but I also appreciate that I’ve had a lot going on (most of it good) so even if I haven’t made progress in the areas I intended, I have definitely made progress of some shape or form.
I guess it’s easier if I just show you, so let’s take a look, shall we?
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I have dipped back into my overdraft again in order to fund this summer school I’m running in July (more on that in the business section). However, that being said, I have collected about £600 in my savings so the £1000 goal might not be too far in the future… I’m cautiously optimistic.
Rework my budget.
I have a post on my June Spending Freeze already so I won’t get into it in too much detail, but that was a big part of my budgeting strategy this past couple of months.
Before that freeze, the idea of spending within my monthly budget seemed insane, but now, after a month of frugal but not uncomfortable living, it’s much more realistic. I’m hoping to keep it up for the month of July and maybe even August, but I’ll probably relax a little once September rolls around again.
By reworking my basic budget, I’m excited about the potential health of my emergency fund and my bank statements for the rest of the summer. (If you’re interested in a whole post on my new monthly and weekly budget let me know, I’m happy to share.)
Go for a walk 3 times a week.
I have been fairly poorly for a large part of the Spring (post-surgery and with general stress symptoms) so walking has fallen low on my list of priorities. However, now that the weather’s getting a bit nicer, I’m hoping to do a bit more walking… it might even give me an opportunity to consume more audiobooks (an activity I love to do, but haven’t been making time for lately).
However, I’m not sure this is a goal I’m going to actively pursue, it’s a nice idea but I’m just not sure it’s important enough to me to keep it involved in my goals post – and that’s okay – plans change.
Yoga 10:10 Challenge.
I took a break from my 10:10 challenges this past couple of months, but my desire to incorporate yoga into my daily routine never went away. In fact, it’s a big part of my new and improved morning routine (post to follow).
Yoga is something I’ve really enjoyed not only from a physical point of view but also as a relaxing activity. I’m currently trying to build up my core-strength with the intention of being able to do a headstand in the not too distant future, but we’ll see how that turns out.
Set up my summer reading scheme.
This is the only goal on this list that I am actively postponing until future notice. I spent a couple of weeks rushing through my scheme pack and I have a ‘finished product’ ready to go, but I’m not going to release it. The pack isn’t perfect, and it’s not something I’ve marketed or told people about, so why put it out into the world if I’m not proud of it?
This summer, I have enough big projects with my Summer School and getting things ready for my new intake of pupils in September time, that’s enough for now. My reading scheme can launch next summer, there’s no rush.
Complete Summer School registration.
I did this bit, I have my emails sent out, my deposits in and 40-odd children waiting in the wings for July. Fingers crossed all goes smoothly from here on out!
And that was it, those were my goals for Spring 2018. It wasn’t my most successful season by any means, but I made progress and I have plans in place to improve the areas I neglected.
With that in mind, here are my goals for the summer months:
Have a second spending freeze.
Start tracking my water intake with a camelback in the fridge.
Go for a walk once a week.
Finalise September classes and times.
Launch my Speech and Drama Website Resources.
I’d love to hear how you guys are getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions, or just your goals in general, leave me a comment down below telling me all about it!