Since today is the last day in November, I thought I’d just combine my December goals with link love today.
I would start with a review of my November goals, but I admit it didn’t go very well, so I’m just going to start fresh.
Two major things I did accomplish this month were to start a blog on my professional website (although I’m still trying to figure out what exactly to blog about), and of course finally move to self-hosted with this blog. Yay!
This has been an interesting and somewhat productive week. On the positive side, I had a random meeting on Tuesday which came about from a posting on Taskrabbit. Turns out the poster was Kim, a former trainer on The Biggest Loser, who wants a videographer, and now editor to help her on an ongoing basis to shoot some fitness and nutrition tips. We are shooting our first video next Thursday as a prototype.
I also had my first random inquiry with someone who saw a video on my website and wants a demo reel done for her. I have a phone call with her today.
And lastly my former boss set up a phone conversation with a guy who heads up a big post-production studio in Hollywood. We have a meeting on the 12th. I know not to get too excited about it because I’ve had many meetings like that, but I’m optimistic!
The other part of my week was roommate/apartment searching. I have one guy I know from volleyball who wants to look with me, but from previous history he has about a 99% flake record. The other thing I was doing was checking out “affordable” one-bedroom apartments. I looked at a couple of places, leaving sad and depressed and making me want to stay in my current place even more. One place which was a basic one bedroom was $935. I drove there and about two blocks from the apartment I saw really sketchy people walking down the street..needless to say I didn’t get out of the car and I just kept on driving.
The point is, I need to be sure about my living situation before I move, whether that’s a roommate or not. I spend so much time at home, that if I feel miserable and/or not safe, then it will be a terrible decision. My family said they would be there to back me up, so that’s nice to know. I’m pretty sure they don’t want me living in a bad situation either.
This weekend is going to be a really mellow one. It’s supposed to rain here, so I got in touch with my friend who is a writer/producer on a big NBC show, and gets all the Oscar movie screeners in the mail way ahead of time, and got copies of some pretty sweet movies. So I’m going to have a movie marathon weekend, including having some friends over for my homemade tofu lasagna Sunday night and watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Anyway, as you know I just posted my big action plan for December, but here are my smaller goals…
1. Finish reading Think and Grow Rich.
2. Stay in budget-dare to dream.
3. Volunteer at my friend’s adopt a family Christmas wrapping party.
4. Finish reading How to Land a Job and implement changes to social media/resume/website, etc.
5. Meditate at least five minutes every day.
6. Keep my eye open for roommates/apartments
7. Lose 5 pounds by January 1st. Just weighed myself this morning and with the lack of volleyball I need to adjust my eating a little more. Back to tracking in myfitnesspal.
I think that’s enough. I still want to possibly download a monthly rental of Adobe Premier, but I want to make sure I don’t overwhelm myself with stuff to do.
Where I stand.
Retirement & Investments: $122,970
ING Emergency Savings: $5773
Bank Account: $1827
CC Debt: $1687.92
That’s about it for my goals, and now on to some posts I enjoyed from this past week:
To Gym or Not to Gym?– Blonde on a Budget
Surviving The Holidays On A Budget– Frugal Beautiful
Every Career Path is Different, and That’s Okay- Mo’ Money, Mo’ Houses
Minimalist Christmas Decorations– My Alternate Life
We Didn’t Win The Lottery….Thank God!– See Debt Run
Do You Need Luck to be Successful?– So Over This
Saving for Retirement: Don’t Make Excuses– Club Thrifty
Keyword Research to Optimize Your Blog Posts– Dumb Passive Income
The Last Bobby Pin Effect– Plunged into Debt
Who really hates their jobs?– The Budgeting Tool
Can’t Save? Write It Out, Bitches!-The Free Financial Advisor
5 Ways to Make Side Income– Young Adult Money
The truth about being single around the holidays– Frugal Portland