The BF and I are back from our trip. It was SO much fun but boy am I jet lagged. This was the most time zones I’ve ever traveled across and let me tell you…the aftermath is not fun. It’s been 3 days back now and and my brain still feels like a big pile of mush.
Once I get over this bad case of jet lag, I plan on really hitting the ground running. I can’t believe that October is practically over and there are only 2 full months left to the year. I know I say this every year but I can’t believe how fast 2014 has gone by.
2014 has been one of the one of the best and most memorable years for me. Too much to talk about now but one notable milestone is quitting my full time job just last month. We also finally got to traveled to Asia.
Since my life (particularly my work life) has changed drastically over these past few weeks, I thought it’d be a good idea to reset my goals a little for the rest of 2014. There’s only two months left to the year and I really want to finish 2014 strong!
Work / Freelancing / Solopreneur-ship
As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I quit my full-time job. I’m not really worried about income or finances since I have a sizable emergency fund in place. But I don’t want to get too comfortable. My main goal for the next couple of months will be to build my up my freelancing gigs, while diversifying my income streams at the same time. I’m currently making enough to cover expenses and save a little afterward but it’s nowhere near what I use to make. I don’t think I’ll get to that point by the end of the year but I’d like to be at least 75% of the way there.
Blogging / Savvy With Saving / Connecting With Others
One of the things I always wished I could do more of while I was working a full-time job was spend more time on this blog, along with connecting with other bloggers. Well now I can! This blog is a big part of what led me to freelancing and it’s also a big part of my plans the rest of the year and next. I’m working on some ideas for new content and a new design…stay tuned!
I’ve also come to realize that the personal finance community is such an awesome one to be apart of. When I first started blogging, I heard so many awful stories of bloggers being mean and rude to each other, which scared me a little. But from what I’ve encountered, everyone has been so supportive. Unfortunately, I missed FinCon last month but I’ll still be working on connecting more with fellow bloggers going forward.
Health / Fitness
Staying healthy is ALWAYS a struggle for me. I’m what you call skinny-fat. In other words, I’m skinny but not necessarily healthy. There are some months when I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and other months when it’s hard to motivate myself to go even once. But on a positive note, I’ve been eating much healthier now that I am working from home. I was scared that I would be compelled to binge eat all day but it’s actually the opposite. I cook all my meals and only snack on occasion. I’ve also found more time to go the gym. When I worked in a office, I was so beat when I got home that the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym.
My goal for the next couple of months is to go for 1 hour workouts, 3 times a week. Totally attainable, I think.
Home-life / Home-stuff / Misc.
In the past year, I mentioned a few times that the BF and I have been looking to purchase a home. After losing a couple bids, the outlook isn’t really looking good for us. It’s really a seller’s market where we are and prices just keep climbing. Plus now that I’m self-employed, I’m practically unemployed in the eyes of a lender so its harder for us to get a loan. We’re not completely throwing the idea of purchasing out the window but we’re also considering downsizing (if that’s even possible) or moving further out. Our lease doesn’t end til May 2015 so we still have plenty of time to think it through.
In other news, we’re thinking seriously about getting a kitten! I’ve never had a pet before and I certainly never thought I was a cat person but we’ve been absolutely obsessed with cats lately! I think we’re pretty much set on getting one so I might be a pet parent by next month, ahhh!
All in all, I think my goals are pretty achievable. But I only have 2 months left so I better get cracking.
What are your goals for the rest of 2014?