Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Goals

May just flew by and we are now into summer-officially.  That means it's time for a whole new set of goals.

  1. Buy a beach pass.  I have lived in Rhode Island--The Ocean State--for nearly four years and have never actually swam at a beach in this state.  It's criminal.  I've walked on the beach; I've run the Newport 1/2 marathon twice which ends on the beach, but laying out a towel and frolicking in the waves?  Hasn't happened.  I'm done waiting for someone to take me to the beach, I'm going by myself.
  2. Stay on track with spending.  My income is lower since my hours have been cut at one job, but I should be able to work a little more at my other one.  I need to remind myself though, even though I have some extra time--mustn't go nuts!  I need to plan out some adventures, and there are plenty of awesome free things to do locally in the summer.
  3. Keep focused on the retirement fund.  I know retirement is a superfantastically long time away, but I need to start this fund with a decent chunk of change so it can grow for many, many years.  I can't lose sight of that, even though putting away lots of money feels futile at this point.
  4. Remember minimalism.  I'm not a super minimalist, but I really do have everything I need to live comfortably.  I need to remember that when I'm tempted.
What are your goals this month?


  1. My goal is to pay off at least half of what I still owe on Wembley's cancer treatment. I want that bill gone. It's a depressing punch in the face every time it comes in the mail.

    Have fun at the beach!

  2. Boooo! That is officially the worst bill I've ever heard of. It's certainly incentive to pay it off quickly.