In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. ~Linda Ellerbee, Move On: Adventures in the Real World, 1991
And just like that, January has come to an end. In what seems like the blink of an eye.
The past month flew, I felt like I was just getting over Christmas and all of a sudden it was the middle of January and now it's gone. So I'm looking back on what this month brought, how my year started.
I said I wouldn't do resolutions, and I don't, but I did put up some goals for this year, and I've been working on those. So how did I do? Did I make any progress or am I still stuck in that limbo between wanna do and maybe one day when I have the motivation?
Budget wise, we did a very low spend January, and aside from that cheap trip to the thrift store, and lunch this past Saturday, we've been very good with our finances and where money is going.
With that in mind, we've been able to save $600.
It may not seem like a lot to some, but to us it's incredible, considering we are already on a tight budget due to things we are paying off.
This month of February our goal is to save $1100 dollars, so that by the end of the month we will have $1700.
Now I could be up dancing and all happy about this, but at this moment, this money is going towards out IRS tax return which we owe. But right after that is paid, we will once again be saving every month and I'm looking forward to seeing just how much we will have in savings by years end.
Another goal of mine was to blog more, and I think I'm right on track with that.
I wish I could express to you just how happy I am since I've come back to blogging full time. It's been liberating, it's been rejuvenating and it's made me slow down and really take notice of everything around me, something I had failed to do the past 2 years.
I've had a couple things going on health wise, and so my goal of getting back into healthy eating and exercising, has been the slowest one to get off the ground.
I officially started doing my Zumba again, on Monday, and tomorrow is Zumba day again. I'm not going to push myself, my goal is to do Zumba 2 times a week just like I was doing before moving to Texas. It allowed me to be fit, it allowed me to lose some weight and I had never felt better.
Crochet was another goal I set for myself and I think I'm off to a very good start with that too.
So overall, the month of January was kind to me and I hope this is the beginning of a very good year ahead.
But, one step at a time right? Let's focus on getting through February and continuing to work on our goals, it's easier when we don't overwhelm ourselves with the totality of what we want to see happen, but rather with the day to day small steps towards that ultimate goal :)
I hope that your January was kind to you too, how do you think it went?
Well friends, it's a bit of a cold one here today, so Marley and I are enjoying snuggles on the couch, in between laundry, cleaning and cooking.
I'm also working on my next menu plan, grocery list, and paying some bills, all while watching "If Walls could Talk by Lucy Worsley".
Speaking of which, I'll have a post up tomorrow with newer movies and documentaries and tv series to add to the Period Drama List. :)