Monday, January 6, 2014

January Goals

Yesterday marked one month that I've officially been employed. It isn't exactly what I imagined my first real world job would be like, but it also could be a lot worse. One thing I don't really like is the lack of long term goals in my position. I have goals each day, but at the end of my shift I either met my goals or I didn't, there isn't really a chance to work on anything long term. I miss the satisfaction of writing a weekly/monthly to-do list in my agenda and checking items off as I go. 

In order to fill this void in my life I've decided to start making other monthly goals. Each month I'm going to pick 5 goals for myself. These will all be pretty casual things, but I'm doing that because I really want to achieve every goal each month. 

And of course what would goals be without a great reward!? For every goal I check off I'll put $10 in a jar that I'll use at the end of the year. So if I make every goal I'll have $600 to spend on myself come the end of December. I guess this will be like a mini version of the "101 in 1001" things that are so popular. I'd love to do one of those, but maybe next year. 

1. Blog 15 times: Before my job I would average about 20 posts a month. I'd like to be back at that, so I think 15 posts this month will be a great start in that direction. 

2. Read a book: The sole reason for this is to limit my screen time during my free time. I think I'll try for something lighthearted this month

3. Have an actual phone conversation: When was the last time you called someone just to chat? I seriously can't remember the last time. I'm going to give my fingers a little break and actually dial a number. 

4. Update my LinkedIn profile: Mine still says I'm a recent graduate looking for a job. I want to add my new job and what I actually do in it. 

5. Only drink 5 alcoholic beverages: I saw somewhere about people doing "Dryuary" where they don't drink all month. Well that's not going to happen, so I'm going to limit myself to only 5 drinks, except it's really only 4 more because I've already had one. 

PS: Go Link Up with Jenn to share your 5 goals!


  1. YAY! Thanks so much for linking up with your 5 goals! I think that you have some fantastic goals for the month ahead- and I know that you can accomplish them all! I like the one about the phone conversation...that is a great idea! I like the limiting alcoholic beverages, too! I think that would be a great goal for myself as well. Thanks again for linking up! You can do this :)

  2. Congratulations on your first job!

  3. Great goals! You will find that it's harder to blog with a job than you think--I get busy in cycles, which means I generally blog inverse to how busy I am at work ;) Congrats on the new job and try to just take it one day at a time--it takes a hot second to get your feet on the ground!


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