WOW this has been an awesome months. It wasn’t one of my goals for 2012 to write a monthly review but maybe I should just to summarize what I did during the month, to get some perspective plus while I’m writing my monthly review I might as well plan my next months.
So during January I’ve been juggling my 3 jobs. I’ve done pretty well meaning managing my three jobs so far. I wasn’t late or showed up at the wrong place. Only once I went to the wrong event but I was an hour early so I had enough time to get to my correct location. However, I didn’t manage to set any time aside for Hospice, which I will have to do in February.
I did some spring cleaning and sorted out my closets. I realized when it comes to big projects such as cleaning out garage, house, attic, closets etc. you either need to have a good friend who helps you with making the decision of what needs to go, like Carrie in Sex in the City or you can do it like me with taking small steps at the time. I did ask a friend if she would want to help me clean out my garage in February.
I went to the Tiger Rescue, The Genghis Khan Exhibit, and a Cancer Fundraiser in addition to that my job sent me to and RV show and a Wedding show which both were fun events to work for and they came with a bunch of little perks.
I made my Wish Box. It is a little blue box with a wizard painted on top. Inside, lots of little pieces of papers with my wishes. Pink papers are for under $50.00 with things such as wanting to go to a certain restaurant, seeing a certain movie. Basically these are all items which I can do with my friends or a friend can grant me one wish as a birthday present. As we go through life there is often the thought “oh I want to try this restaurant, see this movie, take this class; however, when your girlfriends asks us “hey what do you want for your birthday?” what do we say? Now I’m going to have them pick out of the little box which one of my little wishes they want to grant me. This way it’s still a surprise and it makes it all so much easier.
Then there are yellow and blue papers these are personal items and long term projects, they serve as a mental bridge. How many times have you been sitting around with your friends not know what to do, so you went to the mall or went back to the same restaurant you have gone over 50ty times. Then the following week you think, last weekend was such a nice weekend and we went to the mall, I totally forgot I always wanted to go horseback riding with this particular friend. Or you think, so we went back to this restaurant I totally forgot I always wanted to try this other restaurant.
In addition I painted a few more fun boxes to keep my makeup and jewelry organized. Now my bathroom counter is nicely organized and I’m not looking at a bunch of little jars of creams, makeup and jewelry every morning cluttering my bathroom counter.
I completed three paintings and spend time with some friends.
Finally, I bought a new set of glasses which I had been putting off since last summer.
Finally I got a new phone as well. Still not texting, I didn’t feel like paying an additional $20.00 a month so my friends can text useless information. Many of them would do that if I would have texting.
I set up a savings plan. I also decided that the money from one of my part time jobs will be my lipstick money from now on. The paycheck goes into a separate account out of which I pay for all my fun stuff, entertainment, dinners, clothes, trips glasses, contact lenses even dentist. Everything which isn’t a bare essential is paid out of that account and from that job. The other job will pay the essentials such as utilities, car, housing and the pay from my third job is savings and for my Mom.
Managed to do some yard work which has been way over do and I did manage to get some little workout in here and there.
I only read one book so I need to do better in February.
Overall I think I had a great productive month. The days were short but the weeks were really long.