Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 goals // january update

this year, i decided to do monthly update videos on how i'm doing on my annual goals. these are mainly for myself to watch back to determine if, when, and why i fall off track during the year so the video will probably be rather boring for you... but feel free to watch anyway! :)



1. photo-a-day project of hubby and me.
- i'm doing very well with this project - no cheat photos.
- 100%!

2. 100 day thrifting challenge.
- i'm doing excellent with this challenge because i haven't been shopping at all!
- i've also been wearing my thrifted items every day.
- i did "cheat" a little bit though because i redeemed some of my air miles for a new watch... but it was so worth it! can't wait to show you guys. :)
- 99% because of the tiny cheat.

3. savings goal + rewards!
- i think i'm on the right track based on my expenditures but not entirely sure because i haven't transferred any funds to my savings account yet.
- oh, and i upped my savings goal due to a massive fail on goal #4.
- 50%.

4. one new beauty product per month.
- i bought 3 nail polishes plus a rms lip2cheek but i don't get my first topbox until february so i rationalized my purchases to be in lieu of my january topbox.
- i also signed up for glossybox without cancelling glymm or topbox... boo on me.
- i decided to modify this goal slightly - i'm allowed 3 beauty box subscriptions plus 1 new beauty product each month.
- in exchange for this indulgence, i upped my savings goal to make it harder to achieve the rewards in goal #3.
- 25%.

5. one litre of water per day.
- i cut out coffee!!!
- 85% because sometimes i forget to finish my water.

6. figure out the mess that is my hair.
- i modified this goal because it was too vague - i will try to learn one style per month.
- in january, i learned to do big bouncy waves (curls) - see my black & blush ootd video.
- 95% because the style isn't as polished as i would like.

7. decorate, de-clutter & re-organize.
- i also modified this goal to be more specific - i will focus on one area of our condo each month.
- after recording my update video, i actually re-organized my (1) make-up, (2) some of my jewellery, and (3) the stuff under the bathroom sink.
- 100% because i'm proud of what i've done so far. :)

8. keep a better record of events.
- this is going very well... i love using a hard copy planner again!
- 100%!

i'm happy to report that i've been doing quite well on my goals. much better than previous years, likely in part due to my commitment to recording these little update videos. stay tuned for my february update!

  © 2011-2016 | ellesy the petite pear | all rights reserved

Back to TOP