This blog is supposed to hold me accountable. To my goals, to eliminating my debt, to showing my weaknesses. So, let’s review last month’s goals, and set some for this month.
April’s Goals, in Review:
- Make and wrap seven more batches of caramels for my best friend’s wedding. Check! They turned out well, or at least no one has told me they got a stomach ache!
- Visit my mom on her birthday and come up with some sort of awesome gift for that Check! I gave her a photo-to-canvas of a cherry blossom tree. It’s lovely. Also we REALLY surprised her, which was very fun.
- Figure out what to send the voice of reason on his birthday Check! I did too well on this one.
- Put the entire amount of the side-job paycheck into the student loan, and get the total amount of student loan debt under $6K Fail/pass. I kept most of that paycheck in my checking account but somehow managed to get the student loan under 6K, so that’s fine, no need to beat myself up over that!
- Work another 40 hours on the side-job Fail by 20 hours. Dang!
- Go get a spray tan (eeeh) Fail. Went with the whole tanning bed thing instead, and I am a little sad to report that laying in a tanning bed is just plain awesome.
- See my best friend get married! This is happening April 28th and it will be so fun. Not frugal for her, necessarily, but it’ll be great for me! Very, very fun! Pass!
- Climb ten more times, and each time work on the pull down bar Pass! The per-climb rate is now down to $14.25, just $2.25 over the drop-in!
- I will work 40 hours on the side, and this time, really, I will put those paychecks directly toward the loan.
- Keep working on this blog and interacting with others — it has been really fun so far.
- Climb ten times, and bring the per-climb rate to $12 or less.
- Work on a pull up — I swear, this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
- Finish my online resume.
- Take pictures of jewelery I bought at Goodwill and put them up on eBay. I have a friend who has a really high eBay rating, who has agreed to let me use his name and said he’d put anything I earned toward my student loan debt.