Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Update on February Goals

Maybe my problem is that I have no "Degaree."
If you haven't noticed, February has ended.  I guess I didn't notice, because I haven't updated you all on the goals that I set for myself in February.  Let's rectify that, shall we?

1)  T-Shirts - Pass! - I'm on a strict no more than two t-shirts a month diet.  In February, I purchased three; this is okay, though, because in January, I only purchased one (so the extra shirt rolled over into February).  Frankly, I'm fairly happy just pinning t-shirt designs that I like on Pinterest (as I discussed in a comment over at So Over Debt), so my t-shirt quota may go down even further in coming months.

2)  Books - Pass...ish! - I was to purchase no more than two physical books and five ebooks (both for money reasons and for my-condo-is-the-size-of-a-shoe-box reasons).  For my part, I succeeded (though I did buy an extra book for my wife that I don't think counts for the purposes of this challenge).  Also, I realized that even though I thought this goal was very specific, there was actually a good amount of gray area (should magazines be considered books?  How about scholarly journals?).  In short, I got more printed words than I probably should have, but I was technically correct in following the challenge (technically correct being, of course, the best kind of correct).

3)  25 Item Challenge - Crash and Burn FAIL - In between prepping for my grad school interview, rehearsing/learning lines for two plays, and auditioning for another show, I didn't have/make a lot of free time to get rid of 25 items from my house in the way I intended (read: selling them on eBay).

With that said, all three of the above personal challenges are being rolled over to March.  Let's see if I can keep my spending down!

Photo by Sean MacEntee.

6 comments:

Daisy said...

Haha! I love that one of your goals has to do with t-shirt spending.

Michelle P said...

Ha I love your Tshirt diet!

Jeremy said...

I love the unique goals. It's a lot more interesting than the typical financial goals most people have. The 25 item challenge sounds quite tough though. It would take up so much time to try to sell that many items in a month.

Matt Jabs said...

I suggest getting into the habit of getting books (and ebooks) at the library, they're free. :)

American Debt Project said...

I love a good tee, I'm on a clothing "fast" in comparison to your diet :). I agree about the library, it's so much fun to get a ton of books from there, plus they sell brand new paperbacks for 50 cents. You can't beat that.

Christa said...

I love library e-books. You really can't beat free! I also like your idea to pin t-shirts on Pinterest -- great way to share your love of tees without shelling out cash!