I can’t believe how fast the spring semester went this year. Again this year the school semester was supposed to start early, and due to weather (this time a freeze) we had to wait an extra week. But with summer break already here, let’s see how this semester’s goals went.
I can’t tell you how much I am grateful for DaniDearest‘s blog that had me start writing goals down for each semester. These goals helped me have a focus and something tangible to reach for.
Making my goals public like this was the perfect way for me to be held accountable for them. Before these last two semesters, I’ve never set goals and never so publicly before. And doing so helped me.
Here’s my goals for this semester and how I did on them:
1. Get at least a B in my classes.
Result: ✓ Success! I can’t believe it myself, but even with starting a new job and having such a heavy reading course list I still manage to keep my grades at a B for the semester. While I wasn’t too enthused at some of the books that we had to read, I still had a good semester overall.
2. Try and get my assignments done before the day they are due.
Result: X/✓ Ehh… this was a semi win for me. I was for the most part able to keep ahead of the assignments and get them done before they were due, but somewhere in the middle (probably after spring break) I dropped the ball and started getting behind. So I’m gonna have to get back into this back in the swing of things.
3. Work out at least 2 times a week. (I’m going to make an effort, but we’ll see.)
Result: X Yea… nope. I did not work out once this semester. I didn’t even step foot into the Dugan. However, I just got a gym membership so I’m hoping since I’m paying for it I’ll actually manage to go. I mean I went 5 times… and then just stopped. So until I manage to at least go twice a week maybe more I’ll be keeping this on my list.
4. Try a fitness class on campus.
5. Spend more time with my family and friends.
Result: X/✓ I really dropped the ball on this one. I don’t think I managed this well at all. I’m going to need to rework my schedule next semester and work it to where I have more time with my friends and family. I think with scheduled in down time I might even be less stressed this coming semester.
6. Actually stick to my budget. (for food, or other things)
Result: X/✓ This was a semi-pass for me this semester. I budgeted myself “free” money each week and was able to only spend that amount for the most part, but I need to work a bit more on this area.
7. Cook more, and take my own lunches for school.
Result: X/✓ I didn’t actually do to bad on this one. But I need to try harder. I have recently been trying a food service called HelloFresh, which come this new semester I’m hoping to start packing my lunch and only eating out once or twice a month.
8. Reach my activity goals on my watch each day/week.
Result: ✓ I would definitely say this was a lot better than last semester. Even with me having some days where I did not even leave my house. I also had two major papers that I was writing so I had a total of 97 days out of 133. That’s only 36 days where I did not close all three rings, but even those were almost closed. Yay me!
January 23/31 February 18/28 March 20/31 April 23/30 May 13/13
9. Post on each of the days I’ve assigned a post on HomeTownGirlWriter.
Result: X … Nope, yet again this was a major failure. Some weeks I had posts, and others not so much. If it hadn’t been for the book posts that I was doing for reveals I wouldn’t have anything to post. Not only do I still have the same hectic schedule, I added to it by accepting a graduate position. But I’m trying.
10. Save at least 10% of my paychecks each week.
Result: X … Nope, I’m not sure what happened this semester, but I totally slacked on this. Back to the grind on this for the time being.
11. Make my bed and pick up things in my room each morning. (In my hope for a clean room/house.)
Result: X … Nope, I dropped the ball on this one big time. I’m pretty sure my room looks like a bomb hit it. I keep trying but it just seems to get worse instead of better. I’m gonna have to get a new game plan and try again.
12. Take time for myself each week.
Result: ✓ Completed! I made sure that each week I had at least 30 minutes to an hour for myself. Whether it was just to read a book that I wanted or to take a long bubble bath, it was my me time. I especially needed this because this last semester has been a really rough one. This is something that I’ll keep working towards as the semesters come and go.
13. Open my planner everyday and make sure it’s completed for the upcoming week.
Result: ✓ I’m not sure what I did before I started using my Happy Planner, I love my mini (although I do have a classic as well) and the fact that I can take it anywhere!
14. Have saved at least $500 by the end of the semester.
Result: ✓ Yep!!! I finally completed this. I’m working on getting better at saving my money.
15. Go somewhere I’ve never been before.
Result: ✓ Yep! While not as exciting as mountain climbing. I got to go to Marble Falls and pick my own strawberries! It was a blast with my sister and her family, watching the kids pick their own as well.
7.5/15 Goals Completed
Hmmm… I think I need to work on this some more. This is the reason that I love having my goals written down, this way I know where I need to improve and where I can adjust.
Question of the day: How did you do on any goals that you set for your Spring 2018 semester? Comment down below.
Until Next Time!