Back in September around my 29th birthday, I wrote about post about the things I wanted to do within my 29th year living. I figured since it’s over 6 months from then, I would give a little update!
Go on a Vacation
I’m super excited that I’ve booked a vacation! In the end of June I will be going back to my childhood vacation spot in New Jersey. A friend of mine will be coming with me.
We’ll be staying in the same motel I used to and I hope there will be more nostalgia than triggers from my past. It’s one of the best motels in the area so I would have chosen it anyway.
This will be the first vacation I’ve gone on since I was a junior in high school (and that wasn’t exactly fun) and the first vacation I’m taking as an adult! I can’t wait for June and I can’t wait to update you all on how it went!
I’m half checking this off because I’ve booked the vacation, but I haven’t gone yet!
Keep This Blog Going Strong
I’d like to think that after having a giveaway that people actually entered, I’m most definitely keeping this blog going!
I try to keep to my schedule of new posts every Monday and Thursday, I try to make my posts meaningful in some way. I don’t want to just churn out garbage fluff posts simply because I want to keep to my schedule.
So I think I’ll half check this off my list. Still have 6 more months to go!
I’ve been keeping up with my investing using the Stash App. Every paycheck (biweekly) I put $15 into the app. $10 of that goes into low risk investments, and $5 just goes into my account where I can choose where I want it to go at the time.
I’ve got over $250 in my portfolio already, which isn’t exactly much, but it’s something! I’m also adding 11% of my direct deposit to an emergency fund, and about 5% to my 401K through my job.
My parents were never the best with saving and I don’t believe they have any type of investment savings, so I’m trying my hardest to not end up that way.
So I’m checking this off my list since it’s going to be a continuous thing until I decide to stop.
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Be Comfortable With Myself
I’m still working on this. But I’m most definitely better off than I was 6 months ago. I’ve lost about 10 lbs since I started my weight loss journey, which is fantastic! Part of being comfortable with myself has to do with keeping my eating under control.
When I was younger I had a lot of anorexic tendencies. I restricted what I ate pretty heavily when I could, and I was never happy with what I looked like. What I’m dealing with now is actually more of the opposite. I tend to binge in short amounts of time, then regret it. I’ve actually binged badly enough that I’ve actually made myself sick.
I’m working on keeping a food schedule and keep hydrated to offset any binging that might go on.
I’m not going to check this off just yet, but I’m getting there.
I’m doing so much better than I expected! What are your goals for this year and how close are you to achieving them?
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