April 2017 Goals

omg how embarrassing… April is almost 1/2way over and I’m only just sharing my monthly goals… whoops! I had some sponsored posts that landed on my normal posting schedule, and then I kind of kept forgetting.

Let me be honest, too. I’m kind of dreading parts of this month’s goals. IDK, maybe I’m just so ultra lazy these days, but I hate writing goals I feel I’ll fail at, and I’m scared that’s what’s going to happen this month so FIRST let’s go back to last month, which I did really really well at!

March Goals recap

  1. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (nailed it!)
  2. Save $1k (boom! PLUS $250 extra!)
  3. Read through Harry Potter books 4 & 5 
    I just… forgot. Usually I set small daily goals where I’ll try to read 3-4 chapters or something, and I just kind of forgot. PLUS can we talk about how books 1-3 are pretty normal length and then book 4 is like HUUUUGE. I kind of overlooked that.
  4. Try 3 Tone It Up recipes
    I tried one. Oops.
  5. Visit a new coffee shop (Blend)
  6. Add 75 to my gratitude journal (yay! I love the discipline of making note of things I’m grateful for!)
  7. Get a manicure 
    My mom got me a manicure before we went to Disneyland, a tradition. It would have been nice if it had remained in tact for all of the cool pictures of the ring on my hand after Justen proposed but whatever, haha.
  8. Donate 100 items
    At first I was keeping a list, and then I ended up just going batshhh crazy and just donated bags and bags of stuff, way more than 100.
  9. Touch an elephant
    YAY! I was SO EXCITED we made this one happen. So so so excited!
  10. Leave a $20 tip
    Towards the end of the month I realized that having a $20 bill in my wallet, ready and waiting to tip, was unrealistic. So I left a $20 tip for my mocha at Stonehill Coffeehouse, the cute little coffee shop I stop by nearly every day on my way to nannying.

Total: 8/10 or 80%.  You can read my mid-month check in for March here.

Let’s move on to April. I’m not dreading as many of these as I thought when I re-wrote them, but man it starts with the one I’m ugghhhh about.

april goals // stephanieorefice.net

  1. Attempt a 5k
    I’m trying to raise $1500 for The Mocha Club before I do this 5k, but nobody seems to be supporting it, which is so frustrating and disappointing.
  2. Listen to the M-O songs in my iTunes library
    One of my 101 things is to listen to every song in my iTunes library, and that takes work. I made a playlist by the names of artists to listen to, and I start where I left off so that I can be diligent about listening to it all. I can’t wait for O because it turns out I have a LOT of Otis Redding I’ve never listened to outside of a CD.
  3. Document an ordinary day in pictures
    WHY IS THIS ONE ALWAYS SO HARD FOR ME UGH. I think it’s because I’m just really boring.
  4. Fly a kite
    Last summer I attempted to fly a kite. I wish flying a kite was a natural skill.
  5. Organize under my bed. 
  6. 3 miles a day for 2 weeks
    Okay so I impulsively did something. I joined a StepBet game. I bet $40 on myself that I would meet the FitBit step goals they decided were realistic and challenging for me. Since I’m attempting a 5k and trying to get my $40 back, I realized this would be a great one to cross off as well but dangit I am so lazy I am dreading this bad.
  7. Finish Krystin’s gift
    Like… 5? 6? years ago I started making my friend Krystin a birthday gift that I didn’t finish in time so I said it would be a Christmas gift… then a birthday gift… then a… yeah I just need to finish the freaking thing.
  8. Start a She Reads Truth study. 
    One of my 101s is to do a SRT study. My faith has been struggling. I ordered a SRT study to do myself, and since I don’t know how long they last I decided the goal was just to START it.
  9. Finish Harry Potter #4 and start #5. 
    Being realistic about it this time, though I’m sure I could do a lot more damage to #5 if I stopped watching old seasons of TV shows, just saying.
  10. Save $750
    Since I’m pausing my debt repayment to save money, I made the goal of saving $750/month in addition to paying my car and living my life. Saving that would put me at $5,000 for our wedding in August.
  11. +100 to my gratitude journal

I added another one because I wanted something I could be working on at any given moment (the gratitude journal part). I think part of what took me so long to post them was because I kept wanting to go back and change it, but you know what… it’s written in my planner in pen, so it’s sticking and I’m going at it. Trying to keep for at least an 80% success rate!

What are your goals for this month? 


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  • You did so well in March!! And I know exactly how you feel about wanting to complete things but also being like “it might not/probs won’t happen” about it all. I have a gift I’ve been waiting to mail (what if I see something else cute that I should add in?!) to a friend for…..over 6 months. Here’s to hoping my friend and your friend Krystin are just happy whenever the gift comes haha.

  • Cherie C

    How long is your fundraiser going for? I should be able to help in a few weeks or so – have just had a few extra bills this month. I think it’s awesome you’re doing it!

  • I feel like just goals 1 and 2 on this list should count for at least two months! Holy cow, huge accomplishments crossed off!!!