I knew it was just yesterday when I wrote about my word for the year and the things I want to accomplish. Well, at least it felt like yesterday. And now it’s already September! I haven’t lost a single pound yet! I haven’t added anything substantial to my personal savings! Unfair!
Can one consider better skin to be an accomplishment? What about being to watch 5 Korean dramas in the span of 2 months? No? Okay, homeschooling nalang. I’m proud to say that I am now the mother of a reading and writing 4-year old. A bit late compared to others, a bit early compared to some, but hey we’re not focused on comparing, are we!
I know I didn’t write down my resolutions at the beginning of the year, and I know it’s nowhere near New Year now (unless we’re talking about New Year – 2017), but I believe there’s still time to accomplish these goals:
1. Lose weight
Weight loss is a long-term struggle for me. Sometimes I diet and work out like a mad man, and on some days, all I want to do is stay in bed and binge on junk food. It takes a toll on my weight (and health) so now I’m determined to commit to a realistic but steady fitness routine. Help?
2. Save money
And speaking of mad men, I’ve been spending money buying stuff like there’s no tomorrow. I mean, seriously, I blew my entire salary on just two weekends. I’m virtually slapping myself on the wrist right now. Scratch that, I’m literally slapping my self right now! I won’t shop anymore, I won’t shop anymore, I won’t shop anymore…
What to save for? Retirement, an emergency fund replenishment, Christmas, and travel
3. Learn how to drive
Here’s a confession that might make you
pity laugh at me: I don’t take jeepney rides because I don’t like crossing streets (exemptions are when I am with somebody or when there’s a pedestrian lane). I’ve been crossing streets my whole life but becoming a mother made me paranoid hahahuhu. So I prefer cabs over jeepneys.
But riding cabs multiple times a day is not exactly the most practical way to get from Point A to Point B. So this year, I’m determined to finally learn how to drive. Of course, maintaining a car is also pricey but at least it’s more convenient and actually a bit cheaper (hopefully) than riding taxi cabs all the time.
4. Teach Yuri how to add and subtract
I never imagined being able to teach Yuri how to write and read – I don’t take all of the credit though because his teacher at Eye Level has been nothing but awesome but I’m pretty sure homeschooling is a big part of it! – but he’s now doing it! He doesn’t know how to read everything but he finally gets the basics behind reading.
Now we’re setting a new goal: adding and subtracting. Woot!
What are you planning to achieve before the year ends?