This month is proving to be a wash out. I'm still not completely well (doctor's appointment on Monday) and haven't really bothered with any of my goals.
Goal 1 - Personal
: I need to sort out a practical routine which ensures that I make
best use of my time so that everything I need, or want to do, gets
Week 1 update: I have an idea how I want to organise my time and I'm
putting it to the test for the rest of the month. I've drafted 2 routines: 1 for
term time and 1 for school holidays. With half term starting on the 19 October
I'll have the opportunity to see if both routines are
update: This has worked in part but as it hasn't been 'normal'
working week because of illness it is too early to say that the proposed routine
is working. Half-term starts next week so this goal will have to run on into
Week 3 update: I've no hope of really sorting out a routine with how I'm feeling so this goal will be revisited in November.
Goal 2 - Personal : I
reviewed the current budget last month and now want to put in place short,
medium and long term financial plans.
update: I have sent various letters and am waiting for the replies
before I get started on my short-term plan - to be completely debt free within
[timescale dependant on the replies to my letters].
update: I'm still waiting for replies to the letters. I have
decided on the plans, it is just the timescales to sort
Week 3 update: Well this one is under way and my short-term plan is in place. Still waiting on a reply to one of my letters so I don't have a revised timescale - well I know when repayment of this final loan is scheduled for but I plan to pay it off a lot earlier. The medium and long term plans are decided and will be put into effect when the short term plan is complete. I now want to revisit the current budget to see where savings can be made. This is one of my proposed goals for November but I'm making a start on it now, in particular the amount of money spent on food.
Goal 3 - Home: It's time for
some more decluttering. We are still trying to sort out the extra stuff that we
couldn't find room for when we combined our two houses into a joint property. I
have a busy month so I'll be realistic and aim to sort out 5 boxes.
Week 1 update: I haven't started
on this one yet as it is something I plan to do during half term.
Week 2 update: I'll
start on this one next week. Half-term starts on the
Week 3 update: Hope to get going on this one next week but depends on the outcome of the doctor's appointment.
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