I was hoping to do 8 updates of my objectives – an replace each and every 6 weeks. I’ve failed at that spectacularly. The first few updates took a very long time to put in writing, however I’m getting higher at it and now it’s more straightforward. This is the fourth and ultimate one till subsequent 12 months when I’ve the knowledge for a last round-up.
For somewhat existence replace, issues had been busy right here. My spouse has deployed for a month and we’re nearly during the first week of that. It’ll be a distinct roughly Thanksgiving this 12 months We experience many army advantages, so all a part of the deal we’ve agreed to. She must be again for Christmas. Many households aren’t that fortunate.
I’ve been maintaining with my passive source of revenue experiences which incorporates a little slice of our lives (footage and issues we did) over the past month. I upload that private stuff in for the voyeurs in the market – the maths may also be dull. This objective replace is a combination between the 2, some cash/skilled objectives in addition to circle of relatives objectives.
For 2021, I made some objectives to start out the 12 months like I do once a year. However, 12 months after 12 months, I fail to make any constant development on my objectives. I do know I all the time plan to do an excessive amount of. I additionally fail to study my development and make corrections. I’m somewhat higher at reviewing my development, however it’s nonetheless too inconsistent.
November 2021 Goal Update
Before we get began right here’s my spreadsheet. It’ll be useful to observe alongside. If you’ve got concepts on how the program may well be higher I’d love to listen to them within the feedback.
In January everybody used to be announcing that we shouldn’t make objectives for 2021. Everyone used to be hungover from 2020 and we didn’t know when any individual in our circle of relatives can be eligible for vaccines or if there can be sufficient of them. I made objectives anyway. I figured that it gave me a integrated excuse if I failed. I additionally sought after to have one thing else to concentrate on to lend a hand me really feel like issues are commonplace once more.
Let’s get to the objectives:
Make $60,000 – I’ve made $71,640.32 this 12 months. At the beginning of the 12 months, there used to be no canine sitting cash because of COVID, and making $50,000 may have been a stretch. The $60,000 goal gave the impression of I’d have to start out a brand new industry. However, vaccines got here and everybody, upon getting pandemic canine, deserted them to compensate for commute. Dog sitting turned into the previous passion making $1000 a month that used to be now a brand new industry making a number of thousand.
I anticipated a seasonal drop-off, however that hasn’t took place. We’ll see how lengthy this lasts.
Wife Retirement Savings – We are hoping to position apart $35,000 this 12 months. On the ultimate replace, we most effective had $15,000 and it didn’t appear to be this could occur. However, we’re now at $30,704. She’s been placing extra of her paycheck away for financial savings as I’ve been in a position to pay for extra issues with the additional canine sitting cash.
We’ve were given a possibility to finish this objective, however now we have large bills bobbing up. I’ll have extra to mention about that within the holiday and basement completing sections.
Content Audit/Article Refresh – I’ve numerous articles from round 2006 and 2007 which might be very quick, full of a dozen of spelling/grammatical mistakes, and no longer rather well put in combination. My idea at first of the 12 months used to be to mend them up and cause them to related for these days, if imaginable. I had was hoping to do 40 articles, about as soon as per week, however I most effective were given Eight performed. I’ve an excessive amount of canine sitting paintings to dedicate time to this presently.
7,000 Twitter Followers – I set up to lose a couple of Twitter fans each and every replace. I were given a couple of recommendations on what I’d want to do, however, it used to be extra concerned than I believed. May I will be able to check out once more subsequent 12 months.
Minor Website Design – I made no development in this one. Editing the design of my website online is any such chore now. The code is glued in combination from many alternative puts or even discovering small portions to edit has been a treasure hunt.
Articles for ChildWealth.com – This is a brand new website online that I used to be taking a look to release this 12 months. However, it seems like I may release in January. That’s one reason you’ve observed extra articles about parenting and educating children cash right here.
I’ve defined round 40 articles and I’ve been operating on getting them able. I’ve gotten round 15 on the subject of able. I believe (hope?) this is sufficient to release with. I don’t know the way a lot more writing I’m going to get performed why my spouse is deployed. We have most effective about one week of the 12 months left when she’s round and it isn’t a vacation or commute for us.
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Lose Weight – When is shedding pounds simple? I will be able to’t appear to make development in this one. I’ve been executing numerous my Lazy Man vitamin over the past week with my spouse away. I began to make somewhat development within the first few days, nevertheless it has reversed since. It’s nonetheless early, so we’ll see the way it is going over the following month.
Bucket List/Dream Board – I’ve made no development in this. One of my objectives used to be to fulfill the Vice President of the United States as I had an inexpensive expectation that will occur. My spouse is president of an army group that most often meets the VP every year and spouses are invited. However, they modified issues up this 12 months. Kamala used to be in France mending our courting with them. My spouse met with the President of the United States on the White House as a substitute, however I couldn’t move.
Professional Skills – I had made a listing of running a blog skilled abilities, however I’ve completed none of them. However, I’ve indisputably made nice development in terms of my canine sitting industry. I’m going to rely it. I’m additionally higher at operating with other people, which is a ability that has atrophied so much after I transitioned to running a blog on-line.
This month I met a bunch of marketers that percentage industry referrals and such things as that. I’m going to enroll in the crowd and it must lend a hand develop my canine sitting industry to the following degree.
Next 12 months, I’m going to need to do much more within the running a blog abilities like changing into excellent with Canva to make higher footage. I wish to be told Tailwind and get excellent at advertising and marketing on Pinterest. I might also rent a social media particular person for a couple of hours per week. If you have an interest, touch me.
Travel to Europe – Nope, no longer going to occur. My spouse had large plans to do a Greek cruise this summer time. That wasn’t practical, so she pivoted and got here up with the speculation of our Hawaii shuttle in April. We have been in a position to get examined and fly over many states that will have pressured us to quarantine. We had a good time. In June we went to Block Island, which used to be a neighborhood staycation. Rooms are dear, nevertheless it’s nice to escape from era and hike round in nature. In July, simply earlier than Delta were given dangerous, we went to Hershey Park and the Cartoon Network Hotel (it’s a motel) in Lancaster, PA.
We have been making plans to visit Vermont to the Von Trapp Family Lodge in past due December. It’s on my spouse’s bucket record. It’s up within the air now as a result of now we have so little time after my spouse is again earlier than Christmas. It used to be nonetheless an excellent 12 months of commute whilst you believe what the choices to be had have been.
Finish the Basement – We’ve were given the contractors known as and scheduled. They sought after to return in past due December after we’d be in Vermont. That gained’t paintings, so it’s one more reason to cancel the shuttle.
I’d have marked this as 100% performed, however the contractors nonetheless need to do all their stuff.
Kids YouTube Channel – I made no development in this. It will probably be more straightforward to do one thing after we’ve completed the basement and the youngsters have a spot to movie. Our 3rd grader did win a aggressive position within the Eighth-grade college play, so possibly that’s a step ahead. Our 2d grader had degree fright and didn’t need to take a look at out, so possibly that’s a step backward. He is excellent in entrance of a digicam although.
Drone Flying – We most effective were given somewhat drone flying in. Maybe we’ll get some extra this weekend for the reason that children have some time without work from college.
Outdoor stuff (hours) – We spent numerous time outside with the elements used to be excellent. The children can nonetheless watch TV and play video video games for hours, however now we have sufficient different issues to pry them away. It’s tricky as a result of they appear to have actions at all times and I believe they experience some quiet time.
Computer Programming – The children had a while with Tynker, however they idea it used to be a chore. I believe if I set it up with the Minecraft path they’ll find it irresistible a lot more. One child additionally had a summer time camp week with Lego WeDo, which used to be excellent.
I used to be taking a look into some roughly elegance and there’s not anything in Rhode Island. I reached out to Code Ninjas to inquire about beginning a franchise within the state they usually have been rather impolite. Of path, I used to be most probably no longer their perfect franchisee since I presented myself as any individual who may lend a hand them out. I additionally requested for extra numbers than what they equipped as a result of I didn’t wish to make investments loads of 1000’s to shop for myself a role.
Specialty Camps – We ignored out on some camps as a result of we have been getting ready to visit Hawaii (and going to Hawaii) and my spouse deployed quickly after. However, we were given a few development camps, artwork camps, and cooking camps. This covers maximum in their particular pursuits. My Eight-year-old used to be the youngest within the cooking elegance and he beloved being with the entire older children. Next 12 months, my 7-year-old will probably be sufficiently old to do cooking elegance too. It’s dear, nevertheless it’s a excellent ability to be informed, proper?
While not anything is absolute best right here, I believe there’s some stable development being made. The Business segment is empty, however the pivot to concentrate on the canine sitting has labored out neatly for us.