Each month, I want to share with all of you how I’m doing on my goals for 2017. I hope this post inspires you in reaching your own goals! In December I set some pretty ambitious goals for 2017 and broke them down into smaller goals for each month. I wanted to take a quick minute to share with you my progress! If you missed my update post for May, you can read that here.
My Goals and Resolutions for 2017: June Update
Complete Courses, Webinars, and Challenges I’ve put off
Last month I completed three more courses in addition to another 4 weeks of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!
- 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
- Simplify with a Life Digitally Organized
- 90 Day Budget Boot Camp
- From Side Hustle to Success
I found all of these challenges to be extremely insightful, but most of them did not have the profound impact on my life that I’d hoped for. I would highly recommend From Side Hustle to Success for those who are struggling with the time and money aspect of starting up a business. I would also recommend the Budget Boot Camp to those of you who are in DEEP trouble with debt or finances and need help.
Here are the courses, webinars, and challenges I’m taking this month:
- 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
- Declutter your Life Challenge
- Google Drive Course
- Uber Frugal Month Challenge
Read two books
This month I actually read three books:
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- Radical Frugality by Nic Adams
- The Color of Secrets by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Reading Attachments and The Color of Secrets reminded me how much I miss reading fiction novels! Attachments was my first book by Rainbow Rowell, and I must say, I loved it! I’m pretty sure I finished this book within the first week! I was less than impressed with Radical Frugality. I’d hoped for a more in depth analysis of living frugally, but it did provide real life examples. If you were on the fence about living frugally and how it could impact your life, then I would recommend this book. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s worth the read.
I decided to read The Color of Secrets after digging through the books with narration section of Prime Reading. I like to have one kindle book as well as an audio book going if I can help it. Since I finished Attachments so early, I figured I’d give this audiobook a try. I didn’t know anything about the book prior to choosing it, just that it was free. It actually turned about to be a really interesting story about racism and wartime.
Here’s what I’m reading this month:
Want to know what other books I’m reading this year? Check out my 2017 Book Club List here!
Completely Minimize and Declutter the Bedroom Closet
I know I say this every month, but compared to the rest of our home, this was my best job done yet! Our closet was filled to the brim when I started. I’m talking can’t get into the closet full here. By the time I was done, we had gotten rid of more than 80% of the items in our closet, and ended up with an extremely useful and organized space! I had high hopes for this area of our home when I started, but I never imagined it would have turned out this good! I also can’t believe how many things we were holding onto for the promise of using them some day.
Our goal for this month:
Our goal for this month is to completely declutter the bathroom, specifically underneath the bathroom sink. Ever since organizing my stockpile, this isn’t a big problem area like it used to be. Over the past few months, I moved all of my stockpile items into neatly organized bookcases. This meant finally being able to get our stock of razors, shampoos, and facial care products out from under the sink and in with the rest of our stockpile.
Now that our toiletry stockpile has been relocated, it left the under the sink area a complete mess. You couldn’t find what you were looking for even with xray vision! I expect this room to be an easy task and hopefully can tackle the laundry room as well to save some time 😉