so it’s day 4 and today we have to pick a push goal. this is the one or two goals that once you achieve it (them) it makes the others easier. i don’t really have one of those though… if i maintain my savings balance it will give me the financial freedom to visit my friends, spend more time focusing on AR activism and less time in the office, and help me get to Australia. so maybe that will be my push goal.
Maybe i should make that a loftier goal- not just maintaining my savings balance but getting out of debt. really that should be my push goal. it will be hard… but it’s definitely something i want to do if the stars all align. DONE. that’s my new goal.
SO when i’m out of debt it will feel AMAZING. i have been drowning under this mountain of debt as long as i can remember and i don’t even know what it would feel like to have it off my shoulders. free? un-trapped? like i could do anything or go anywhere? yep. that’s got to be my goal. i’ll be able to truly start saving money and go on more trips. i’ll be able to not only visit my friends but explore the world with them. i’ll be able to focus more on AR activism and less on my paycheck.
to do this i’m going to have to give some things up. like going out all the time. and going on all my trips (this year i have LA, DC, portland, wisconsin, st louis, vegas, and austin all on the docket). BUT if i take this year to really focus on paying off my debt and being thrifty, i think i can do this. i KNOW i can do this.
step 1: work on a new budget
step 2: really think about the extras i’m getting this year, bonus/taxes/etc, and how i want to spend that money. i know i can’t sit still all year and not travel at all but i need to figure out where the best use of that money is
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Chalene Johnson’s 30 Day Challenge: Day 2
I’m once again participating in Chalene Johnson’s 30 day challenge and I’m excited because I know this will set me up to have an amazing 2013! today is all about how to determine your priorities- those things that you wouldn’t compromise. My top three priorities are:
- Friends and family
- AR Activism
AR activism is a new one for me… two years ago when I did this I didn’t even know what was out there in the world of animal rights! Now it’s something that is so important to me… it’s what I want to be remembered for.
Specifically for my number one priority, my friends and family, I want to spend time with my friends and family. I want to make sure I do my best to spend time with all of my friends, which includes visiting the ones that live far away, and I want to be involved in their lives. I also want to make sure I am spending as much time as possible with my mom and keeping in touch with my sister.
And there’s my accountability post for day 2!
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